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In a post-apocalyptic America where the once-picturesque countryside has become a desolate and violent wasteland, one man (Denzel Washington) fights to protect that sacred tom...Read more
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I passed on this movie at the theaters, but after borrowing a friend's disc for viewing, I bought my own. That's how much I loved the script and Denzel's acting. I put it up ...Read more
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It is a most powerful portrayal of a future prophet which has not been advertised well at all. I can see people thinking the movie is anti-christian or even anti-religious or ...Read more

The Book of Eli (Blu-ray/DVD, 2010, 2-Disc Set, Includes Digital Copy)

Albert Hughes, Allen Hughes, Denzel Washington|Theatrical release: 2010 | Rating: R (MPAA)

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In a post-apocalyptic America where the once-picturesque countryside has become a desolate and violent wasteland, one man (Denzel Washington) fights to protect that sacred tome that could hold the key to the survival of the human race in this futuristic thriller from filmmaking duo Albert and Allen Hughes (FROM HELL and DEAD PRESIDENTS). Gary Oldman, Mila Kunis, and Ray Stevenson co-star in the Warner Bros. production.


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Edition:Includes Digital Copy
Number of Discs:2
Rating:R (MPAA)
Film Country:USA
UPC:883929103423


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Genre:Action/Adventure
Format:Blu-ray/DVD
Display Format:Includes Digital Copy

eBay Product ID: EPID83439848

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"[A]n intense, surprisingly serious study of a man making his way through a wilderness of catastrophic destruction and human cruelty like a latter-day prophet."
Hollywood Reporter - Kirk Honeycutt (01/10/2010)

3.5 stars out of 5 -- "Directing team The Hughes Brothers have chosen ELI as their first film in nearly a decade and though it certainly delivers all the fireworks you might come to expect from their earlier work, its religious undertones separate it from the pack..."
Box Office - Pete Hammond (01/14/2010)

"The Hughes brothers have a vivid way with imagery here, as in their earlier films....The film looks and feels good, and Washington's performance is the more uncanny the more we think back over it."
Chicago Sun-Times - Roger Ebert (01/13/2010)

"A lean, stark, surprisingly effective headliner in Hollywood's ongoing apoc-a-pala-looza."
Los Angeles Times - Michael Phillips (01/15/2010)

"An attractively grizzled Denzel Washington plays the enigmatic Eli, a true believer with quasi-mystical fighting skills..."
USA Today - Claudia Puig (01/18/2010)

"[Washington] beautifully inhabits the film's titular hero, a laconic, solitary gunslinger who's also a custodian of a mysterious tome..."
Washington Post (01/15/2010)

"One of the clever conceits of the script by first-time Gary Whitta is that there are only a handful of people still alive who remember how things were 'before'..."
Variety - Todd McCarthy (01/10/2010)

"THE BOOK OF ELI takes the form of an ultra-violent graphic novel, with Washington as a steely Man With No Name type who cuts a righteous path through the gullets of sinners and savages." -- Grade: B
A.V. Club - Scott Tobias (01/14/2010)

"[A]mong films about material scarcity, religion and power, it compares favourably with THERE WILL BE BLOOD."
Sight and Sound - Henry K. Miller (03/01/2010)

"The real draw is the spaghetti western homages, Tom Waits bartering goods and hand grenades being 10-pin bowled under trucks."
Total Film - Jamie Russell (05/24/2010)

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Denzel's best?

Created: 17/10/10
I passed on this movie at the theaters, but after borrowing a friend's disc for viewing, I bought my own. That's how much I loved the script and Denzel's acting. I put it up there with my other favs of his: Training Day and Man on Fire. I applaud the photography--a lot of/mostly black and white with plenty of shots of the sky to give it that apocalyptic quality. The only real negative to me was the weak voice track. We follow Eli's quest to deliver the bible to people who can possibly save the world from its current path. Of course he runs into those who would stop him from completing his task, including the very capable Gary Oldman as--what else--his primary nemesis. This is a movie you can watch multiple times and notice something new. And then, of course, there is the debate on the degree of Eli's eyesight. One thing we know, his memory is sharp. That was proven at the end. Put it in your collection.
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You should see the movie The Book of Eli....

Created: 27/11/10
It is a most powerful portrayal of a future prophet which has not been advertised well at all. I can see people thinking the movie is anti-christian or even anti-religious or just a volcano spewing forth violence when it is not.
All should see this movie and discuss it deeper meanings,it is just wonderful.Kudos to Denzel Washington and the entire cast,especially the character Eli's female sidekick found near the end of his life and her,the sidekick's,beautiful and profound,blind mother!
The movie is a reaffirmation of the power of being chosen by the Lord,the highest honor and responsibility anyone can ever have.
Happy Holidays all,
phil603
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An outstanding rendition of a tale so pertinent to these times we live in!

 | Yes, I would recommend this product to a friend.
Created: 09/08/11
This movie takes the setting of "Mad Max" & modernizes it...to fit the very edge of the times in which we now live. The Book of Eli challenges the listener to set their own life in order, and to prepare their own soul for a premature transferrence to the afterlife.
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Awesome movie! Would recommend to anyone!

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Created: 02/07/14
I have to say, when I first watched this movie, I did not have a clue what to expect. Basically all I can say is I love apocalypse type movies, and the setting in this movie is perfectly done. Plus not to mention I love that the movie doesn't reveal everything too quickly. It takes time to actually sit down and enjoy this movie. If you are into in-depth movies, this is a movie for you!
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Fantastic Movie

Created: 18/11/10
Good set of action... good acting, and great premise. Not the best told story for post-apoc, but nevertheless, lots of meaning.
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