Thursday, October 27, 2011

Water for Elephants DVD

Water for Elephants-DVD
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LIFE IS THE MOST SPECTACULAR SHOW ON EARTH

Witness The Epic Tale of Forbidden Love Starring
Academy Award® Winner Reese Witherspoon and
Robert Pattinson On Blu-ray and DVD November 1
Take a journey back in time with the romantic tale based on Sara Gruen’s New York Times #1 Best-Seller novel of the same name, WATER FOR ELEPHANTS, coming to Blu-ray and DVD on November 1st from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment.  Starring Academy Award®-winner Reese Witherspoon (Walk The Line), Robert Pattinson (Twilight series) and Oscar®-winner Christoph Waltz (Inglourious Basterds), the film presents an epic tale of forbidden love in a magical place filled with adventure, wonder and great danger. Showcasing the decadence of a bohemian circus and the majesty of its animals against the backdrop and beauty of a bygone era, WATER FOR ELEPHANTS makes the ideal holiday gift idea for your favorite film buff, fashionista or book-lover!

Devastated by the sudden death of his parents at the height of The Depression, a young dreamer from the wrong side of the tracks, Jacob Jankowski (Pattinson), abandons his veterinary studies at
Cornell University. With no other family, no house, and no money, Jacob stows away on a train carrying the circus performers of The Benzini Brothers Most Spectacular Show on Earth.  Hired as a veterinarian to care for the troupe’s animals, Jacob is temporarily filled with the promise of an exciting life that comes with a traveling circus troupe. However, as he builds a rapport and falls in love with the star of the show, Marlena (Witherspoon), they become prey to the circus’s owner, Marlena’s violent and abusive husband August (Waltz). As the circus begins to crumble from within and against all odds, Jacob and Marlena come together and fall in love through their compassion for a special elephant. With their love on the line, Jacob and Marlena come to a crossroads that will forever change their destiny. 
Directed by critically-acclaimed filmmaker Francis Lawrence (Constantine), WATER FOR ELEPHANTS features fantastic supporting performances from Paul Schneider (Lars and the Real Girl), Jim Norton (Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets), Mark Povinelli (The Polar Express), Richard Brake (Batman Begins), and Academy Award®-nominee Hal Holbrook (Into the Wild).

WATER FOR ELEPHANTS will be available on Blu-ray and DVD in the U.S. Pre-book is September 21st.


WATER FOR ELEPHANTS Blu-ray + Digital Copy (Catalog #2275968)
·         Feature Film
·         Special Features
o   Robert Pattinson Spotlight
o   Feature Performer Reese Witherspoon
o   The Traveling Show: From Page to Screen
o   Working Without A Net – The Visual Effects of Water for Elephants
o   The Star Attraction
o   Raising the Tent
o   Secrets of the Big Top
o   Audio Commentary with Director Francis Lawrence and Writer Richard LaGravenese
o   Theatrical Trailer
·         Live Extras
o   Exclusive: Stars of the Circus
o   Blu-ray Highlight: The Traveling Show: From Page to Screen
o   Theatrical Trailer
o   Live Lookup
o   Digital Copy


WATER FOR ELEPHANTS DVD (Catalog #2274068)
·         Feature Film
·         Special Features
o   Robert Pattinson Spotlight
o   Feature Performer Reese Witherspoon
o   The Traveling Show: From Page to Screen
o   Audio Commentary with Director Francis Lawrence and Writer Richard LaGravenese
o   Theatrical Trailer


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WATER FOR ELEPHANTS Blu-ray + Digital Copy
Street Date:                  November 1, 2011
Pre-book Date:                         September 21, 2011
Screen Format:                         Widescreen 2.35:1
Audio:                         English 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio
                                    Spanish, French 5.1 Dolby Digital
Subtitles:                      English, Spanish
U.S. Rating:                 PG-13
Total Run Time:           3 hours, 31 minutes
Closed Captioned:       Yes


WATER FOR ELEPHANTS DVD
Street Date:                  November 1, 2011
Pre-book Date:                         September 21, 2011
Screen Format:                         Widescreen 2.35:1
Audio:                         English 5.1 Dolby Digital
                                    Spanish, French 2.0 Surround DD
Subtitles:                      English, Spanish
U.S. Rating:                 PG-13
Total Run Time:           2 hours, 29 minutes
Closed Captioned:       Yes

Water for Elephants: Movie vs Book

I could not pass up the chance to review the book and DVD together of Water for Elephants. What an absolute honor. Not our usual line up here at Forbidden Reviews but hopefully you will see more in the future. While we all love our books, Water for Elephants sure made it to the big screen in a HUGE way. The portrayal from book to movie was incredible. Yes there are always going to be differences but comparing those differences side by side are a great way to experience a story you love in more than one way. 

This is one of the times that I might have to say that I loved the MOVIE more than the BOOK *waits for gasping to stop*. The book was incredible as only a book can be. You always get more detail, emotion and experience with a book. You all know that. However...this movie was BREATHTAKING!!! I could not have HAND PICKED a better cast for this movie. Reese Witherspoon was MARVELOUS as the fabulous Marlena. She is so beautiful and she fit into the 1930's part so well. Rob Pattinson played Jacob Jankowski expertly. Rob is an excellent actor and adapts to any roll he plays so well. I think that both Reese and Rob helped this movie come to life in a huge way.

Book vs Movie:
 Here are a few thoughts from us at Forbidden Reviews:

  • The 1930's was a trying era. The Depression had a lot of people in severe poverty. Others were not touched by the Depression at all. Everyone was trying to make money at this time. This was a huge time for the Circus. This was entertainment at it's fullest.
  • I love a book from a male point of view. I love that the movie was from Jacob's point of view. I think we felt more emotion and saw what life was outside the circus at this time in history. We saw desperation, hope, determination and hard work. 
  • I did not realize that there was a hierarchy in the Circus. There were the rich (owners and their few closest friends/body guards), the entertainers, the workers and the ones that were just there to clean up messes and were easily disposable. I never thought of this prior to Water for Elephants. The redlighting had to be the most shocking aspect of the movie. To think that it could happen is heart breaking. 
  • There is still animal abuse still going on today. I can only imagine what the animals of the big tent days suffered at the hands of the people only wanting to make money. 
  • Uncle Al was running the show in the book and August ran the show in the movie. To allow the time needed for the movie, I feel this was a good change and did not really take away from the movie.
  • We did not get to see Jacob's life in the nursing home prior to arriving back at the circus in the movie as much as we did the book.
Now it is YOUR turn! Tell me what you thought of the book vs the movie. I will make you a deal...you share your thoughts with me and I will send ONE lucky winner a PDF of the official Water for Elephants Study Guide!


So leave me a comment about your thoughts and your EMAIL address. and I will send you your OWN PDF copy of the above study guide.


HUGE thank you to Mandy L for discussing the movie vs the book with me!!!!!


Contest is CLOSED! 


As we only had two entrants, YOU BOTH WIN! CONGRATULATIONS TO Mandy & Shelby!!!!!

I have sent you the PDF of the study guide!! THANK YOU!!!!!


3 comments:

Mandy said...

I don't know who this Mandy L is but well she sounds pretty damn awesome! Hahaha!! I love talking books, movies and music with you!!! Keep up the great job here at Forbidden Reviews!! <3

Mindy fangedmom said...

Mandy you are too cute! thank you hun! I do too!! I truly enjoyed this a lot!!

AMY and SHELBY said...

Hey Mindy! Your other sister Shelby here! Hehe! I haven't seen the movie yet (GASP!) I know, but I am broke! LOL! I can't wait to see it now, especially since YOU said you liked it more than the book! Great Review!!