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Blood Diamond

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Overview

A South African mercenary and a Mende fisherman find their fates forever intertwined as they embark on a quest to obtain a rare and highly coveted pink diamond in director Edward Zwick's frantic adventure drama. Ripped from his family farm and forced to toil away in the sweltering South African diamond fields, Solomon Vandy Djimon Hounsou discovered an extraordinary rough stone of immeasurable value. Danny Archer Leonardo DiCaprio is a hired gun who specializes in the sale of so-called "blood diamonds" that are ...
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Overview

A South African mercenary and a Mende fisherman find their fates forever intertwined as they embark on a quest to obtain a rare and highly coveted pink diamond in director Edward Zwick's frantic adventure drama. Ripped from his family farm and forced to toil away in the sweltering South African diamond fields, Solomon Vandy Djimon Hounsou discovered an extraordinary rough stone of immeasurable value. Danny Archer Leonardo DiCaprio is a hired gun who specializes in the sale of so-called "blood diamonds" that are used to finance rebellions and terrorist organizations, and is currently serving time for smuggling. As a bloody civil war rages in Sierra Leone and Archer learns that Vandy has safely hidden the diamond in a place where no one would ever suspect, the pair enlist the aid of disillusioned American journalist Maddy Bowen Jennifer Connelly in recovering the treasure that has the power to save Vandy's family and provide the desperate Archer with a much-needed chance for redemption.
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Special Features

Commentary by director Edward Zwick; Theatrical trailer
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/20/2007
  • UPC: 085391117629
  • Original Release: 2006
  • Rating:

  • Source: Warner Home Video
  • Region Code: 1
  • Presentation: Wide Screen
  • Sound: Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound
  • Time: 2:23:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 23,582

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Leonardo DiCaprio Danny Archer
Jennifer Connelly Maddy Bowen
Djimon Hounsou Solomon Vandy
Jimi Mistry Nabil
Michael Sheen Simmons
Arnold Vosloo Colonel Coetzee, Ambassador Walker
David Harewood Captain Poison
Basil Wallace Benjamin Kapanay, Benjamin
Benu Mabhena Jassie Vandy
Ntare Mwine M'ed
Ato Essandoh Commander Rambo
Kagiso Kuypers Dia Vandy
Anthony J. Coleman Cordell Brown
Marius Weyers Van de Kaap
Percy Matsemela Commander Zero
Tony Kgoroge Troop Leader
Nick Reding British DFID Minister
Klemens Becker German Minister
Akin Omotoso Peacekeeper
Grant Brett Swanby UNCHR Official
David Lee Cockney Journalist
Jonathan Pienaar SA Cameraman
Winston Ntshona Old Mende Man
Mduduzi Mabaso Rebel
Zenzo Ngqobe Rebel
Clare Holman News Reporter
Pete Anthony Conductor
Gavin Greenaway Conductor
Technical Credits
Edward Zwick Director, Producer
George Acogny Musical Direction/Supervision
Len Amato Executive Producer
Len Arnato Executive Producer
Clive Beard Special Effects Supervisor
Anna Behlmer Sound Mixer
Kevin de la Noy Co-producer, Executive Producer
Ngila Dickson Costumes/Costume Designer
Ray Ferguson Special Effects Supervisor
Daran Fulham Art Director
Gillian Gorfil Producer
Josh Gummersall Associate Producer
Marshall Herskovitz Producer
James Newton Howard Score Composer
Greg Jacobs Producer
Graham King Producer
Klemens Becker Camera Operator
Charles Leavitt Original Story, Screenwriter
Moonyeenn Lee Casting
C. Gaby Mitchell Original Story
Andy Nelson Sound Mixer
Nilo Otero Asst. Director
Mike Proudfoot Camera Operator
Joao Ribeiro Production Manager
Steven Rosenblum Editor
Eduardo Serra Cinematographer
Ivan Sharrock Sound/Sound Designer
Alan Shearer Production Manager
Victoria Thomas Casting
Jon Title Sound/Sound Designer
Benjamin Waisbren Executive Producer
Dan Weil Production Designer
Paula Weinstein Producer
Andy Williams Special Effects Supervisor
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Blood Diamond
1. Caught in Revolution's Net [6:30]
2. Conflict Zone Statistics [2:24]
3. Danny Negotiates [5:40]
4. Give It to Me [3:26]
5. Hidden Stones [3:51]
6. Meeting Maddy [5:39]
7. Soldiers and Captives [3:07]
8. Colored by Blood [4:04]
9. Soldiers of the Revolution [2:55]
10. Get Over Yourself [3:36]
11. Freetown Siege [5:47]
12. Shooting to Kill [3:10]
13. Using Each Other [3:38]
14. Unhappy Reunion [3:40]
15. His Only Chance [6:25]
16. A Little Bang-Bang [4:47]
17. Drive to Survive [2:26]
18. Good Intentions [5:01]
19. Painful History [4:58]
20. Child Soldier's Target [3:08]
21. Parting Company [5:24]
22. After Skinning [4:24]
23. The Master [3:22]
24. Searching for Dia [5:33]
25. A Father Forsaken [2:49]
26. Kill Them All [4:53]
27. Deadly Digsite [5:10]
28. I Am Your Father [2:56]
29. Take Your Boy Home [5:16]
30. A Real Story Now [4:37]
31. Solomon Negotiates [3:08]
32. Third World's Voice; Coda [2:48]
33. End Credits [8:24]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- Blood Diamond
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Customer Reviews

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 1, 2014

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    good movie love it

    good movie love it

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    4 Stars

    Good movie. A good combination of action and drama.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    Great film

    Leonardo DiCaprio does it again. Not since his role in What's Eating Gilbert Grape, has he produced a character so engulfed in the story. His dedication to the art of acting is undeniable. I especially like his ability to sport that accent and make it beleivable to the audience. Packed with scenes and relevant issues, Blood Diamond produces a plethera of excellent actors and an equally talented director, Edward Zwick. After stumbling upon a huge pink diamond in Africa, the race is on to who finds it first and the moral and ethical dilemma that subsequently attahces. A must see for all who appreciate devoted acting and serious topics.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    wat the movie blood diamond is about

    its about this man his to kids and his wife in africa then these people come to kill everyone then the man instead of cuting his arm they make him go look for diamonds and then he found the diamond they were look for then one get to the back this man checks himto see if he has any diamonds on him and the this man trys to hide it while is digging up dirt to put it in the ground the man ctch him so then right when the man is gonna kill him a bomb explodes but then everyone that collectt diamonds and the bad people go to jail for that so then when this ma n gets out of jail there is this man from america that knws he has the diamond that helps him so while everyone is dieimg they survive then one day the black man finds his wife with the soilders thats protecting them and so he sees his wife then he starts crying and stuff then he has to leave then the mans son isnt there and y is because hte bad people took him to do bad stuff so then these to friend go find them were the bad people are and the hes calling his son but hes like leave me alone cause he dnt knw who his dad is to him then he calls his son again then his so he sees his dad face not knwing who he is then he starts calling enemey and stuff then the big soilders that are bad tie hiim up then wait till morning to kill him when they were goin to kill him they had already had a plan that onceas there supposed to kill him that they that the us army to start shoting the bad people so then the white man takes the black man and run when the black man go to go get his son but his son is running away so he leaves for a little while so he can go get the head of the bad soilders and go beat him up then he run and go get his son so he wnt die then since most of the bad soilders are dead then they go get the diamond that they hid so when there almost there the white man is about to die cause he kinda got shot then he tells them to leave him but they dnt want to but he makes them go then the black man and his soon go get the diamond and they kind it then the black enters into america goes to this big place to go sell his diamond and the deal was that he gets a bunch of money and they ship his family here in america and that was wat happened if i were u i would watch this movie it is very interesting but dnt think that i told u every single little part in the movie cause i didnt so go watch this movie and be amazed

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    this movie was great!!! but me and my mom were crying at the end!! and sort of through out the movie i recommend everyone to watch this but NOT little children it was very hard to watch some of the scenes but very very good!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A reviewer

    'Frank' seems to think this was intended to be a documentary instead of entertainment. I don't know why one would think this because it was never portrayed that way in any of the advertising. Fun flick.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Excellent!

    Blood Diamond is a great movie! The was scenes seem so real and keep you on the edge or your seat. The acting is very good. Leonardo does a wonderful job. My only problem with this film was, although the information at the end was important, I think it would have had a much bigger impact if the movie ended right after the death, instead of the story continuing.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Tightly Directed Action Thriller

    Edward Zwick delivers the goods with BLOOD DIAMOND, a tense and very compelling film about the greed and bloodshed that surround the diamond industry of Sierra Leone. Though a bit too long at two and a half hours the story is not only a dramatically viable one for a film, but it also has much to say about human interaction and the sanctity of friendship. Solomon Bo (Djimon Hounsou) is a fisherman who becomes indentured to the evil men who search for diamonds after being separated form his family and in the course of working for the vile men who are in the illegal diamond industry he discovers a huge pink diamond and hides it form the overseers. He is caught, jailed, and while imprisoned he is observed by a Rhodesian white man Danny Archer (Leonardo DiCaprio) who discovers Solomon's secret and arranges for him to be released from prison with money to salvage his life. However, we discover that Danny is in the black market end of the diamond trade and Danny promises Solomon he will get his family back for him if Solomon shares the hidden pink diamond. A journalist Maddy (Jennifer Connelly) finds Danny and recognizes a good resource for a revealing article about the diamond trade. Danny and Maddy form an alliance: the rest of the film consists of the chases to recover the diamond with Danny and Solomon bonding and attempting to avoid every manner of interloper. The performances by DiCaprio, Hounsou, and Connelly are superb but there are also fine performances in the smaller roles filled with such actors as Michael Sheen, Kagiso Kuypers, Benu Mabhena, Jimi Mistry, and Stephen Collins. The cinematography by Eduardo Serra manages to capture the beauty of the country as well as the horror of the battles. But in the end it is Zwick (The Last Samurai, Courage Under Fire, Legends of the Fall, Leaving Normal, Glory, etc) who transforms the screenplay by Charles Leavitt and C. Gaby Mitchell into an intelligent and engrossing film. Recommended. Grady Harp

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Bloody Brilliant !

    Director Edward Zwick, known for "The Last Samurai," has created a politically driven action drama in Blood Diamond. Beautifully shot in the plains and small villages of Africa, this film shoud have been a shue-in for Best Picture. Leonardo DiCaprio is magnificent as soldier/diamond smuggler Danny Archer, whose character suprises us all in the end. Djimon Honsou is full of emotion as Solomon Vandy, a fisherman who struggles to find his family with the unlikely help of Archer. SEE IT !

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Best Film I've Seen in Years

    If all movies were like this, going to the movies would be worth the $8.50 ticket price. This film was so well acted and well thought out, not to mention entirely factually accurate. I think it sheds a lot of much-needed light on the crisis that modern greed creates in third world countries. The violence and havoc seen throughout the film is sometimes hard to watch, but it is important that it is shown realistically so people understand what terror and misery exist in the name of a rock they wear on their finger. The score was so beautiful and really worked well. The film and its brilliant actors "ESPECIALLY Djimon Jounsou" kept my rapt attention the entire time. FANTASTIC film. I would give it ten stars if I could.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A reviewer

    this piece of junk is a movie within a movie within a movie and non of them make sense. It's just another way of hollywood telling us how to live and taking a real problem and trivializing it for thier gain. the performances were good but other than that I could care less for the fate of the characters. The ending is a joke, I can't believe this people take themselves seriously. What a waste of two plus hours.

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