Director: Writer: Starring: , , , , , Producers: , , , , , » Lord of War Blu-ray Review This early Lionsgate release looks and sounds fine, but is it worth your Blu-ray dollars? His is a character hard to define. The disc wastes no time creating an atmosphere with low-level gunfire and ambience in the way of chirping insects and the bustling of the inside of a munitions factory, all in the opening seconds of the movie. I supplied every army but the Salvation Army. Not only does the opening scenes show us what Yuri deals in, how his weapons work, and what they are capable of, but it is a representative of the various themes found in the movie, too. Sounds pan naturally across the soundstage. It's a poignant film to be sure, but is also a fine movie in the tradition of Scarface and other films depicting the rags-to-riches story of those who come to power and wealth through illegal activities. Yuri Orlov is a globetrotting arms dealer and, through some of the deadliest war zones, he struggles to stay one step ahead of a relentless Interpol agent, his business rivals and even some of his customers who include many of the world's most notorious dictators.
That quote is Lord of War in a nutshell. His action prompts the palace to put a hefty bounty on the creature and now martial arts masters are hunting for it, hoping to earn the bounty. Lord of War is a fascinating, original movie that is well-acted and directed. In order to test if Wang knows the value of money, he is given the task of disposing of 1 billion yuan in 30 days. Reviewed by , September 10, 2008 I was an equal opportunity merchant of death. Through some of the deadliest war zones, Yuri struggles to stay one step ahead of a relentless Interpol agent, his business rivals, even some of his customers who include many of the world's most notorious dictators.
In one of the better performances of his career, Nicolas Cage portrays Yuri, a man who builds an empire of illegal arms dealings from humble beginnings, selling a couple of punks two Uzis in a cheap hotel room. Since the end of the Cold War, the Kalashankov has become the Russian people's greatest export. It's about illegal sales involving quantities of military-style firearms on the black market, the peaks and valleys of those who deal in them, and the power of guns, including the deadly force they employ and the sense of empowerment they give to those who wield them. His character is oddly likable thanks to the bigger-than-life smile he wears, but that is just a veneer for the cruel person he is underneath and the massive bloodshed brought about by his ongoing war efforts. Lord of War is a nice looking catalogue title, all things considered. It sports solid black levels, too, and a minimal grain field that is more noticeable during some less-than-ideally lit interior shots of warehouses, factories, and storage facilities housing plenty of armaments. Lord of War could use a lossless track, but like the video, it holds up rather well considering its status as one of the earliest Blu-ray releases.
They first met each other while stargazing during a massive blackout across Hong Kong, before fates reunite them at the stationery shop owned by her uncle Lawrence Cheng where she works part-time. Wang Duo Yu is a loser in life and a minor league football Goalkeeper. This is a movie all about guns. Your subwoofer will have an opportunity to demonstrate its power a few times over the track, an example being a car explosion in chapter six and another in chapter 12. We become witnesses to the birth, life, and death of a single 7.
The most fascinating segment of the film, and one of the most original I have seen, is to be found at the open of the film. Facial detail, clothing detail and textures, and the like hold up rather well. But political machinations on both sides of the border threaten to derail his accomplishments. There is a processed look to much of the image, too, with some overly sharp edges on some objects. After that comes vodka, caviar, and suicidal novelists. Lord of War sells itself on Blu-ray with a nice looking 1080p, 2. To the contrary, some of the transfer has a soft edge to it.
What we see in the opening minutes tells the story of the movie in a condensed, metaphorical sense. It's unforgiving in its depiction of violence and features several bloody scenes, but it offers a powerful story that is far greater than that of more conventional Action or Drama films. The bullet's journey, from the factory to the target, looks rather gimmicky on the surface, but the segment's power is undeniable when taken in context of the story that presents itself over the next two hours. When Sun Meets Moon is another romantic comedy-drama that takes place in the 1990s. Synopsis This film charts the rise and fall of Yuri Orlov, from his early days in the early 1980s in Little Odessa, selling guns to mobsters in his local neighbourhood, through to his ascension through the decade of excess and indulgence into the early 90s, where he forms a business partnership with an African warlord and his psychotic son.
The film also charts his relationship through the years with his younger brother, his marriage to a famous model, his relentless pursuit by a determined federal agent and his inner demons that sway between his drive for success and the immorality of what he does. The film also charts his relationship through the years with his younger brother, his marriage to a famous model, his relentless pursuit by a determined federal agent and his inner demons that sway between his drive for success and the immorality of what he does. Finally, he must also face his own conscience. One thing's for sure, no one was lining up to buy their cars. Eamonn Walker steals the show with his wonderful performance, with Cage and Leto's performances almost equally compelling. But at the peak of his prowess, he discovers his customers might demand more than he can give.
It's a story of survival, not from the barrel of a gun, necessarily, but of surviving one of the deadliest games in the world, where your best customers are the most unscrupulous scum bags on the planet with more blood on their hands than many a headline-making dictators while the most ardent of crime fighters hunts you down day and night, and where cunning and, in some cases, the law are the only defenses you have. Parts of the image exhibit an unnatural red push, notably during the first act of the film, while other segments look more natural. Dialogue is incredibly strong and natural, coming off as clear as a whistle and at just the right volume. It's really a mixed bag, but on the whole it's acceptable. For more about Lord of War and the Lord of War Blu-ray release, see published by Martin Liebman on September 10, 2008 where this Blu-ray release scored 3.
Lord of War is certainly not a film for the masses. Unknown to him, he had a recently deceased rich Uncle. They still offer listeners a nice, manageable presence, but the lack of a lossless or uncompressed track definitely restricts the track slightly. Set in the final years of the Ming Dynasty, when the nation is gifted a rare creature by the Bruneian Empire. .
At the end of the day, we'd feel no remorse were he put down by a shot to the head as he so easily guns down a character late in the film , but the way Walker portrays the character we cannot help but enjoy his presence in the movie and his scenes prove to be the best in the film. Likewise, we'll hear the sounds of war in the background in several places throughout the movie, and the nice, natural atmospherics remain, too, whether in an outdoor locale with a light breeze or in an upscale restaurant with light music playing across the front and customers chatting in the background. A member of the Imperial Secret Police is tasked to tame the beast but realising that it is a kind creature by nature, he releases it from the palace and then elopes with the daughter of a man executed on false charges. The various popular music tracks sound fine, and gunshots thump nicely, but both have a definite lack of ultimate oomph and clarity. We witness its production in a factory, its shipment to a war-torn African battleground, its loading into a magazine, and its final destination, the forehead of a child soldier. The biggest problem of all however, is that Wang is not allowed to tell anyone about the task, which create a lot of confusions to the people around him.