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Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Invictus Blu-Ray + DVD Combo Pack Review

Invictus Blu-Ray + DVD Combo Pack Review

Synopsis: What does Nelson Mandela do after becoming president of South Africa? He rejects revenge, forgives oppressors who jailed him 27 years for his fight against apartheid and finds hope of national unity in an unlikely place: the rugby field. Clint Eastwood (named 2009's Best Director by the National Board of Review) directs an uplifting film about a team and a people inspired to greatness. Morgan Freeman (NBR's Best Actor Award winner and Oscar nominee for this role) is Mandela, who asks the national rugby team captain (Best Supporting Actor Oscar nominee Matt Damon) and his squad to do the impossible and win the World Cup. Prepare to be moved--and thrilled.

Review: When you see that Clint Eastwood is directing a film you know that its going to be moving.  The man made some crazy action films in his day, but his directoral work has been deep and dramatic.  It has shown us an entirely different side of Eastwood that I'm glad was able to surface.

Invictus is another fine example of Eastwood's vision.  He's cast Morgan Freeman as Nelson Mandela.  What a perfect situation.  I think that Freeman could bring legitimacy to just about any role, he's just one of these guys that glows with integrity.  Matt Damon is another one of those actors that really commits.  This film is deeply emotional and very uplifting.

The Blu-Ray is the only way to go!   Warner Brothers is offering a Blu-Ray / DVD combo pack for Invictus, which is a great situation.  You can get the best of both worlds. 

Rating: Clint Eastwood Directing, Political Drama, Biography