Oooooh. ‘The Kingdom’ on Blu-Ray

March 11, 2009

Longtime readers (AKA, my family) will remember me raving about The Kingdom last year — it’s one of my all-time favorite movies. Cari even watched it a couple weeks ago and also loved it. So there. 🙂

Anyhoo … got an Amazon alert today about a huge Blu-Ray DVD sale they have going on, and whaddya know? They have The Kingdom for only $14.49 – nice! There’s also Iron Man, LOST Season 4, Ratatouille, and lots of others. This is way tempting.

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  • Reply Juice from HGP March 17, 2009 at 8:55 pm

    Directed by Peter Berg, right? Who also directed Friday Night Lights, from HG Bissinger’s book. Amazing book. Changed my life. Glad somebody adapted that into a screenplay (cough, cough).

    Moving on, The Kingdom, it was good, though the ending left me flat. Why did the trained terror fighters go easy on the terrorists-in-hiding? Just because they had kids and were old? Come on, that and the old “We were just having a wedding; we’re civilians, by Jove!” are the oldest tricks in the book.

    That apartment should have been the first one to be cleared out.

    Traitor and Reign Over Me (with Adam Sandler) were good terrorism films, though ROM is much different than Traitor and The Kingdom. Sandler is not funny on purpose and he’s decent in the role.

    Funny Games (the US version), now that was some scary stuff, and I’m not talking Friday the 13th, chainsaw wielding maniac scary, but “damn, I bet this is exactly how this stuff goes down!” scary. I can still feel the wind against my neck in that last boat scene at 9am. If you’ve seen the movie, you know what I mean. I’m actually afraid to watch it again.

    //steps down from soapbox……

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