Kingdom (Blu-ray) (2007)

  • Web Code: M2156703
  • Other formats: DVD | HD DVD
  • Release Date: 11-25-2008
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R (MPAA)

Rated  R (MPAA) for intense sequences of graphic brutal violence, and for language

Overview

Actor, writer, and director Peter Berg (FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS) delivers a fearless, action-packed political thriller with THE KINGDOM. Shot in the Middle East with unsettling immediacy, the hand-held cameras put viewers right inside the action, while the tension between American FBI agents and their Saudi counterparts maintains an interesting uncertainty about who's "right" and who's "wrong." The bad guys, however, are unmistakable: the film opens with a brutal terrorist attack on an oil company compound in Saudi Arabia, where a visiting FBI agent is killed. Back home in Washington, fellow agents Ronald Fleury (Jamie Foxx, RAY) and Janet Mayes (Jennifer Garner, ALIAS), want revenge, and will do whatever it takes to gain access to the investigation. Fleury all but blackmails a Saudi prince to get clearance against the wishes of a timorous attorney general, and flies overnight to the scene of the crime. Accompanying him are the no-nonsense forensics expert Mayes, Southern-fried bomb authority Grant Sykes (Chris Cooper, ADAPTATION), and Jewish smart aleck Adam Leavitt (Jason Bateman, ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT). Once there, they encounter the resistance of a Saudi government more interested in getting the Americans safely out of the country and avoiding conflict, rather than in solving the crime. They are assigned a smarmy handler with a weak stomach (Jeremy Piven, ENTOURAGE) to make sure they stay out of trouble. The team must navigate a maze of bureaucracy to begin collecting evidence, but they have an unlikely ally in their Saudi escort, Colonel Faris Al Ghazi (Ashraf Barhom, PARADISE NOW), a scrupulous and intelligent officer whom Fleury befriends. Soon enough, procedure and protocol give way to car chases and explosive fire fights, and the current bleak political climate of extremism and violence is portrayed in a stark light with no easy answers.
Theatrical Release Date 2007
Format Blu-ray Disc
Number of Discs 1

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R (MPAA)

Rated  R (MPAA) for intense sequences of graphic brutal violence, and for language

  • Release Info
  • Collector Edition
    N
  • Director Cut
    N
  • Number Of Discs
    1
  • Genre
    Dramas
  • Distributor
    Universal Studios Home Video
  • Area
    USA
  • Video
  • Runtime (minutes)
    111
  • Picture
    Color
  • Audio
  • Language
    English
  • Dubbed
    French, Spanish
  • Subtitles
    English, French, Spanish
  • Release Note
  • Notes:
    Blu-ray Disc Features:

    Full Frame - 1.33
    Widescreen - 1.85
    Audio:
    DTS 5.1 Surround French, Spanish
    DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 English
    Additional Release Material:
    Deleted Scenes
    Audio Commentary: Director Peter Berg
    Featurette:
    1. Character By Character: The Apartment Shootout
    2. Constructing The Freeway Sequence
    3. Creating The Kingdom
    4. History of The Kingdom: An Interactive Timeline
    Theatrical Release: September 28, 2007
  • Release Date
    11/25/08
  • Theatrical Release
    2007
  • Rating
    R (MPAA)
  • Rating Reason
    for intense sequences of graphic brutal violence, and for language
  • Format
    Blu-ray Disc
  • Unedited Version
    N

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Editorial Reviews

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New York Times 09-28-2007 "Mr. Berg, an actor whose directing skills improve with each project, shows himself adept at the rapid cutting and hectic camerawork that are fast becoming the lingua franca of action filmmaking."
Empire 11-01-2007 4 stars out of 5 -- "It's the set-pieces that confirm that Berg is a director to be reckoned with..."
USA Today 09-28-2007 "The film opens powerfully....Director Peter Berg's frenetic style heightens tension and a sense of disorientation...."
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