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The Town (Blu-ray SteelBook) Directed by Ben Affleck
The Town (Blu-ray SteelBook)
 Directed by Ben Affleck
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Town, The (BD) (Steelbook)

Ben Affleck follows his acclaimed Gone Baby Gone directorial debut by directing, co-writing and starring in a taut thriller about robbers and cops, friendship and betrayal, love and hope and escaping a past that has no future. He plays Doug MacRay, leader of a Boston bank robber gang but not cut from the same cloth as his fellow thieves. When Doug falls into a passionate romance with the bank manager (Rebecca Hall) briefly taken hostage in their last heist, he wants out of this life and out of the town. As the Feds close in and the crew questions his loyalty, he has one of two choices: betray his friends or lose the woman he loves. Jon Hamm, Jeremy Renner, Blake Lively, Titus Welliver, Pete Postlethwaite and Chris Cooper also star.

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Product Details
  • Amazon Sales Rank: #29180 in DVD
  • Model: 26518012
  • Published on: 2014-04-15
  • Released on: 2013-05-07
  • Rating: R (Restricted)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Formats: Blu-ray, NTSC, Widescreen
  • Original language: English
  • Subtitled in: English
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Dimensions: .75" h x 5.50" w x 6.75" l, .34 pounds
  • Running time: 125 minutes
  • Product Features
  • Factory sealed DVD
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    3 of 3 people found the following review helpful.
    5Affleck: Auteur on the Rise
    By J. Michael Click
    What a film! "The Town" is a powerful testament to the skills of Ben Affleck, who did triple duty as the co-writer, director, and star of this taut, exciting crime-thriller. The film is set in Charlestown, the oldest neighborhood in the city of Boston, a one-square mile hotbed of drugs, muggings, armed robberies and other assorted nefarious activities. Affleck plays a member of a gang of second-generation criminals who were born and raised in ... and seemingly unable to escape from ... this toxic environment. Following a daring bank robbery, Affleck makes the mistake of falling in love with one of the bank's employees (Rebecca Hall), who is unaware that he was the thief who took her hostage during the heist. Complicating matters is the fact that the FBI is closing in, putting all sorts of pressure on the gang, particularly the violent hothead (Jeremy Renner) whose family took Affleck under their wing when his father went to prison. Now the gang is being pressured by an underworld kingmaker (Pete Postlethwaite) to pull off another huge, tremendously complicated and risky job.

    Not only does Affleck do yeoman's service as an actor and director, he manages to pull amazing performances from the rest of the cast, especially Renner who received a boatload of Supporting Actor nominations, including bids for the Oscar and the Golden Globe. In his penultimate performance (he died before the movie was released), Pete Postlethwaite oozes barely contained menace, and actress Blake Lively is disturbingly effective as Renner's junkie sister. Kudos also to Rebecca Hall, Jon Hamm (as a hard-nosed FBI agent), and Chris Cooper, who makes a strong impression in his brief scene as Affleck's bitter father.

    There are numerous versions of the film available on video, including the theatrical cut, an extended cut, and a special collector's edition. I viewed the single-disc blu-ray, which offered both the theatrical version and the extended cut on the same disc. Many enthusiasts were concerned about the possibility of compression issues affecting this release, but I thought it looked and sounded fantastic. I'm usually kind of picky about such things, but I was so involved in the story and the performances that any flaws went unnoticed. "The Town" is a harbinger of a blossoming film talent that would come to fruition in Affleck's award-winning "Argo" two years later. Highly recommended.

    0 of 0 people found the following review helpful.
    4An Exciting Film Leaving You On Edge Of Seat
    By David Lucero
    A good script, a good cast, lead to a great movie! Ben Affleck proves he knows how to make a movie leaving film lovers glued to the screen. Ben plays a criminal mastermind with a crew that works very well together. Jon Hamm plays an FBI agent who swears to bring him down. When the opening scene of Ben and his crew taking a bank down goes wrong, they take a hostage, an employee from the bank. When they release her they learn she talks to the cops and lives in the vicinity where the crew lives. Fearing she will lead the FBI to them, the crew wants to take her out, but Ben says no. He courts her, dines her, tries to get the feel for what her plans are. Jon Hamm diligently does everything his power allows him to find out who this crew is and bring them down. When Ben tries to get out of town before it's too late, his crew threaten him. He must pull off one last heist before being given his freedom.

    The Town is an exciting movie that you will not want to miss. It has action, drama, suspense all rolled into one.

    David Lucero, author

    1 of 1 people found the following review helpful.
    5You get what you pay for
    By Carlos Eduardo Seriberttis
    This is an AWESOME deal... The alternate ending sure is Ben Affleck's true vision of what this movie should have been. Don't get me wrong, I love the 1st cut but the director's is superb!
    It brings "mini files" of the team as seen on film being used by the FBI, it's real neat.
    There's also a great booklet with tibids from Ben and the cast along with some real nice BTS photos. This is a great buy!!!

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