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Friday, February 25, 2011

Glorious 39 Blu-Ray Review

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Glorious 39 Blu-Ray Review

Synopsis: In this tense WWII-era thriller, Anne Keyes, a young woman from a powerful, political family, stumbles upon sinister evidence relating to a secret Nazi conspiracy plot. As war rages throughout Europe, Anne discovers the dark truths hidden by her family and becomes caught in a deadly web of lies and betrayal. Starring Romola Garai, Bill Nighy, Julie Christie and Christopher Lee.

Review: Glorious 39 is one of those films that is likely to fall under many people's radar.  That is why I'm intent on featuring it here on the Legion.  The title is a bit bland, but don't let that fool you.  This period thriller is one of the best films I've seen this year.

Lets start with the story.  A young actress named Anne Keyes stumbles upon a conspiracy regarding the Nazis and the film is an unfolding of efforts to keep England out of a war they cannot possibly win.  The accurate historical backdrop gave it immediate familiarity and credibility.

Lets continue with the cast, because the cast makes this movie.  We have a film with two legends here...Bill Nighy and Christopher Lee.  Thats right THE Christopher Lee.  The man.  Bill Nighy..the OTHER man.  That alone draws me in.  Then, you add some wonderful talent like Jeremy Northam (Emma), David Tennant (Doctor Who) and Juno Temple (Atonement) and you have the makings of a phenominal film.

Glorious 39 is full of intrigue, suspense and for me at least, a lot of fun.  I really enjoyed this film. 

Interest Range: Drama