Gravity

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Overview

Director Alfonso Cuaron's Gravity stars Sandra Bullock as Dr. Ryan Stone, a scientist on a space shuttle mission headed by astronaut Matt Kowalsky (George Clooney), a talkative, charismatic leader full of colorful stories that he shares with his crewmates as well as mission control. As the two are on a space walk, debris hits the area where they are working, and soon the pair finds themselves detached from their ship and stranded in space. While figuring out what steps they can take to save themselves, Stone ...
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Overview

Director Alfonso Cuaron's Gravity stars Sandra Bullock as Dr. Ryan Stone, a scientist on a space shuttle mission headed by astronaut Matt Kowalsky (George Clooney), a talkative, charismatic leader full of colorful stories that he shares with his crewmates as well as mission control. As the two are on a space walk, debris hits the area where they are working, and soon the pair finds themselves detached from their ship and stranded in space. While figuring out what steps they can take to save themselves, Stone grapples with a painful past that makes her consider giving up altogether. Gravity screened at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival.
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Special Features

Experience the meticulous innovation necessary to create the wourld of Zero-G.; Witness the physical and emotional demands Sandra Bullock endured on set.; Journey with Alfonso Curarón through four years of filmmaking to the farthest boundaries of cinema.
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Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Perry Seibert
Movies frequently engage us on an emotional level, prompting us to empathize with the characters onscreen. Less often, but still common, a film can trigger a physical response -- like making us flinch during a horror flick or experience a quick burst of adrenaline during a tense chase. Alfonso Cuarón's Gravity is that rarest of all beasts, an enthralling work of popular art so overwhelmingly visceral that you might need a few minutes after leaving the theater -- and Gravity should be seen in a theater -- to readjust to everyday life. The setup couldn't be simpler. Sandra Bullock plays Dr. Ryan Stone, a scientist on a space-shuttle mission headed by veteran astronaut Matt Kowalsky (George Clooney), a talkative, charismatic leader full of colorful stories that he shares with his crewmates and mission control. Debris hits the area where they are working during a space walk, and soon the pair find themselves detached from their ship and stranded among the stars. While figuring out what steps they can take to save themselves, Stone grapples with a painful past that makes her consider giving up altogether. Cuarón grabs us from the opening shot with the majesty and physical reality of a space walk. His control and mastery are certainly showy -- you might very well think to yourself, "I didn't know a filmmaker could do that" -- but they're also designed to put viewers on edge. Almost instantly, you feel like you're sharing Stone and Kowalsky's surroundings, and it quickly turns into a previously unimagined nightmare -- the kind of stress dream in which forces are threatening you and there's little you can do but hang on for dear life. The movie is a thrill ride, sure, but first and foremost it's a fight for survival, and that fight transpires in both a physical and an emotional realm. Cuarón wears us out in the film's first act so that when it comes time to focus on the characters' -- especially Stone's -- struggle to decide if life is worth fighting for, the emotions hit us hard. Cuarón upsets us physically so that we're less resistant to contemplating the same painful psychological territory as his characters. This is far from the first time that Cuarón has shown an uncanny talent for blending state-of-the-art effects with a strong emotional story. He directed Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, which was arguably the most respected entry in that franchise because it made Hogwarts feel like a real place with lots of outdoor areas to explore, rather than just a movie set full of shifting walls and ghosts. His last film before Gravity was Children of Men, as disturbing and affecting a portrait of a future dystopia as anyone has produced since Blade Runner. While Gravity shares with those pictures the ability to make an unfamiliar environment seem real, it's a different experience because it cuts so close to the bone. There's something elemental Cuarón is getting at -- he's showing us how close people can come to deciding that leaving this Earth might be what they really want. It's a formidable achievement to combine such a profound examination of suicidal thought with such stunningly realized and executed visuals, and it makes Gravity arguably the most ambitious science-fiction film since Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey. However, where that picture ended with an image that people still debate 45 years later, Cuarón's unambiguous final shot drives home the movie's title, inverts one of the most famous quotes in the history of space travel, and gives us one last thunderously visceral reminder of how thoroughly this world-class filmmaker has had us in the palm of his hand for the previous 90 minutes. It's the perfect ending to an unforgettable experience.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/25/2014
  • UPC: 883929242528
  • Original Release: 2013
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  • Source: Warner Home Video
  • Region Code: 1
  • Presentation: Special Edition / 2 PACK
  • Time: 1:31:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 2,574

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Sandra Bullock Dr. Ryan Stone
George Clooney Matt Kowalski
Ed Harris Voice Only
Orto Ignatiussen Voice Only
Phaldut Sharma Voice Only
Amy Warren Voice Only
Basher Savage Voice Only
Technical Credits
Alfonso Cuarón Director, Editor, Producer, Screenwriter
Niv Adiri Sound Editor
Geoffrey Alexander Score Composer
Ben Barker Sound Editor
Neil Corbould Special Effects Supervisor
Jonas Cuarón Screenwriter
Christopher de Faria Executive Producer
George Drakoulias Musical Direction/Supervision
Manex Efrem Special Effects Supervisor
Vilborg Einarsdottir Casting
Glenn Freemantle Sound/Sound Designer
Stephen Hagen Asst. Director
David Heyman Producer
Richard Hicks Casting
Stephen Jones Executive Producer
Emmanuel Lubezki Cinematographer
Andy Nicholson Production Designer
Nikki Penny Executive Producer
Steven Price Score Composer
Josh Robertson Asst. Director
Gabriela Rodriguez Associate Producer
David Rubin Casting
Mark Sanger Editor
Lucinda Syson Casting
Peter Taylor Camera Operator
Jany Temime Costumes/Costume Designer
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Gravity
1. Chapter 1 [13:08]
2. Chapter 2 [8:24]
3. Chapter 3 [7:38]
4. Chapter 4 [10:46]
5. Chapter 5 [6:11]
6. Chapter 6 [2:37]
7. Chapter 7 [8:11]
8. Chapter 8 [11:07]
9. Chapter 9 [7:18]
10. Chapter 10 [8:22]
11. Chapter 11 [7:07]
1. Chapter 1 [3:18]
2. Chapter 2 [6:53]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- Gravity
   Play
   Scene Selections
   Languages
      Audio
         English
         Français
         Español
      Subtitles
         English Subtitles (For The Deaf And Hard Of Hearing): On
         Français Subtitles: On
         Español Subtitles: On
         Subtitles: Off
   Special Features
      Aningaaq - A Short Film By Jonás Cuarón
         Play
         Play With Introduction
            Chapters
               Play
Disc #2 -- Gravity: Special Features
   Special Features
      Behind The Scenes: Gravity: Mission Control
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         It Began With A Story
         Initial Challenges: Long Shots And Zero G
         Previsualizing Gravity
         The Hues Of Space
         Physical Weightlessness
         Space Tech
         Sandra And George: A Pair In Space
         Final Animation
         Complete Silence
      Behind The Scenes: Shot Breakdowns
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         Behind The Visor
         Fire In The International Space Station
         Dr. Stone's Rebirth
         The Sound Of Action In Space
         Splashdown
      Documentary: Collision Point: The Race To Clean Up Space Narrated By Ed Harris
      Film Festivals
   Languages
      Audio
         English
      Subtitles
         English Subtitles (For The Deaf And Hard Of Hearing): On
         Français Subtitles: On
         Japanese Subtitles: On
         Español Subtitles: On
         Thai Subtitles: On
         Subtitles: Off
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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 4, 2014

    This is an excellent movie. It deserves all the Oscars it recei

    This is an excellent movie. It deserves all the Oscars it received. Sandra Bullock was awesome. The accompanying info on the dvd that reviews how the movie was made and how much work Sandra Bullock put into the role is amazing. I guarantee you won't regret this purchase.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 30, 2014

    NON STOP, heart pounding action. Left me sick to my stomach and

    NON STOP, heart pounding action. Left me sick to my stomach and dizzy (but in a good way). Awesome movie!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 8, 2014

    This does not have a True digital copy.  It does not work in iTu

    This does not have a True digital copy.  It does not work in iTunes.  It is only the "studio owned" ultraviolet  which images be both difficult to use and or incompatible  on some devices.

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted June 22, 2014

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