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Pacific Rim

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Director: Guillermo del Toro

Cast: Charlie Hunnam, Diego Klattenhoff, Idris Elba


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Filmmaker Guillermo del Toro teams up with Legendary Pictures to bring audiences a unique take on the monster film with this sci-fi production. Charlie Hunnam (Sons of Anarchy) stars as a washed-out controller and pilot of a series of robots called Jaegers, which are put into production after Earth is invaded by a species of


Filmmaker Guillermo del Toro teams up with Legendary Pictures to bring audiences a unique take on the monster film with this sci-fi production. Charlie Hunnam (Sons of Anarchy) stars as a washed-out controller and pilot of a series of robots called Jaegers, which are put into production after Earth is invaded by a species of giant monsters, the Kaijus. The Brothers Bloom's Rinko Kikuchi co-stars as a trainee whom Hunnam is psychically paired with in order to pilot the last beacon of hope -- a decommissioned Jaeger assigned to stop the Kaijus once and for all. Thor's Idris Elba leads the rest of the starring cast, which includes Charlie Day, Rob Kazinsky and Ron Perlman.

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Guillermo del Toro's Pacific Rim is awesome, scary, weird, exciting, exuberant, and ridiculous -- basically everything you want from a sci-fi action movie. And let's not mince words here: This isn't a drama with action elements; it's not a gothic horror set in space; this film is equal parts explosive action and nerdy science fiction, and that's it. If you're not on board with humans piloting robots to fight giant monsters, it's best to come to terms with that right now. Still interested? Here's the idea: One day, a huge, angry monster climbed out of a tectonic fault in the Pacific Ocean, and started destroying cities. Humans eventually killed it using bombs and tanks and what not, but another one came along six months later, then another, then another. Soon, humanity started pooling its defense resources to combat what was apparently an ongoing threat, constructing equally huge mechanical soldiers called Jaegers (a derivative of the word "hunter," but a concept referred to by those in the sci-fi know as a mech), which two pilots control together using a tandem neural interface that synchs directly with their brains. Using a mix of built-in weapons and hand-to-hand combat, the pilots fight and eventually kill the monsters, which they've determined are traveling to Earth through some kind of dimensional portal in the tectonic fault. And what do the humans call these monsters? Kaiju. This fact alone should tell you something. Kaiju originates as a Japanese word roughly translating as "strange monster," but more pertinently here, Kaiju is the name for this entire genre of sci-fi, where massive creatures step on buildings and threaten to destroy civilization. Godzilla movies are Kaiju films. But make no mistake, co-writer/director Guillermo del Toro didn't name his creatures Kaiju out of a lack of creativity, he's paying tribute here, as he does throughout the film. As a matter of fact, true nerdery aficionados will notice del Toro paying direct homage to the legendary kaiju/mech anime series Neon Genesis Evangelion, if they look closely: Rinko Kikuchi's portrayal of a Jaeger pilot struggling with a traumatic past nods pretty clearly to Evangelion's character Rei Ayanami, with her anxious posture and bob haircut. She even has blue highlights. But all this isn't to say that you need to be a devoted fanboy in order to enjoy Pacific Rim. Far from it, you just need to enjoy enthralling action sequences and terrifying monsters. Which, of course, is exactly what we know del Toro can deliver.

Product Details

Release Date:
Original Release:
Warner Home Video
Region Code:
[Full Frame, 3D]
[DTS 5.1-Channel Surround Sound, Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
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Special Features

14 Featurettes provide in-depth looks at Kaijus, Jaegers, sets, stunts, sounds, effects, and the mythology and making of the film. Also includes the director's notebook, the digital artistry of Pacific Rim, an audio commentary and more!

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Charlie Hunnam Raleigh Becket
Diego Klattenhoff Yancy Becket
Idris Elba Stacker Pentecost
Rinko Kikuchi Mako Mori
Charlie Day Dr. Newton Geiszler
Burn Gorman Gottlieb
Max Martini Herc Hansen
Rob Kazinsky Chuck Hansen
Clifton Collins Ops Tendo Choi
Ron Perlman Hannibal Chau
Brad William Henke Construction Foreman
Larry Joe Campbell Construction Worker
Mana Ashida Young Mako
Santiago Segura Wizened Man
Joe Pingue Captain Merrit
Milton Barnes McTighe
Brian Frank 1st Officer
Ellen McLain Gipsy Danger AI
David Fox Old Man on Beach
Jake Goodman Child
Robin Thomas American UN Representative
Julian Barnes British UN Representative
David Richmond-Peck Canadian UN Representative
Charles Luu Wei Tang Triplet
Lance Luu Wei Tang Triplet
Mark Luu Wei Tang Triplet
Robert Maillet Lt. S. Kaidanovsky
Heather Doerksen Lt. A. Kaidanovsky
Joshua Peace Officer
Sebastian Pigott Engineer
Victoria Marie Chinese Girl in Anti-Kaiju Refuge
Roger Wong Man in Anti-Kaiju Refuge
J. C. Kenny TV Reporter
Jane Watson Raleigh and Yancy's Mom
Robert Morse Raleigh and Yancy's Dad
Paul Wyers Young Raleigh
Tyler Stevenson Young Yancy
Mike Chute Saltchuck Crew
Duncan McLeod Saltchuck Crew
Louis Paquette Saltchuck Crew
Matthew G. Taylor Saltchuck Crew
Terry Belleville UN Representative
Frank T. Nakashima UN Representative
Farzad Sadrian UN Representative
Mishu Vellani UN Representative
Clive Walton UN Representative
Peter Kosaka Young Mako's Father
Yiren Stark Young Mako's Mother
Hubert Tran Asian Boy
Trek Buccino Young Newt
Drew Adkins Young Gottlieb
Kelvin Lum Hannibal Chau Thug
Soo David Chum Ling Hannibal Chau Thug
Randy Lee Hannibal Chau Thug
Jung-Yul Kim Hannibal Chau Thug
Kaelyn Wong Hannibal Chau Thug

Technical Credits
Guillermo del Toro Director,Producer,Screenwriter
Peter Amundson Editor
Travis Beacham Original Story,Screenwriter
Peter Bodnarus Set Decoration/Design
Rudy Braun Set Decoration/Design
William Cheng Set Decoration/Design
John Colavecchia Camera Operator
Ramin Djawadi Score Composer
Vladislav Fedorov Set Decoration/Design
David Fremlin Set Decoration/Design
Humberto Garcia Set Decoration/Design
Glen Gauthier Sound Mixer
Alex Gaynor Asst. Director
John Gilroy Editor
Callum Greene Executive Producer
Kate Hawley Costumes/Costume Designer
Industrial Light & Magic Animator
Jon Jashni Producer
Andrew Li Art Director
Troy P. Liddell Choreography
Matt Middleton Set Decoration/Design
Brad Milburn Set Decoration/Design
Ryan Murphy Sound Mixer
Guillermo Navarro Cinematographer
Andrew Neskoromny Production Designer
Mary Parent Producer
Sorin Popescu Set Decoration/Design
Russell Moore Set Decoration/Design
Margery Simkin Casting
Carol Spier Production Designer
Sandra Tanaka Art Director
Andra Totirescu Set Decoration/Design
Thomas Tull Producer
Anton Van Rooyen Camera Operator
Evan Webber Set Decoration/Design
Jillian Zaks Co-producer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Pacific Rim
1. Chapter 1 [9:08]
2. Chapter 2 [9:26]
3. Chapter 3 [4:28]
4. Chapter 4 [9:55]
5. Chapter 5 [9:43]
6. Chapter 6 [7:16]
7. Chapter 7 [10:08]
8. Chapter 8 [:58]
9. Chapter 9 [13:34]
10. Chapter 10 [7:35]
11. Chapter 11 [9:48]
12. Chapter 12 [9:45]
13. Chapter 13 [9:41]
14. Chapter 14 [7:42]
15. Chapter 15 [2:56]
16. Chapter 16 [8:58]


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Pacific Rim 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
SleepDreamWrite More than 1 year ago
This was fun. A little silly but that's what makes this an action packed fun movie.
NCKuroNeko More than 1 year ago
This was a fun movie to watch!   I actually cared about the characters, the fight scenes and special effects were awesome, and there was a bit of humor too.  In the middle of the credits there is another scene so don't just skip over the credits. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago