Syriana (Blu-ray) (2005)

  • Web Code: M2125192
  • Other formats: DVD
  • Release Date: 10-11-2006
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R (MPAA)

Rated  R (MPAA) for violence and language

Overview

Stephen Gaghan, who won an Oscar for best screenplay for TRAFFIC, makes his directorial debut with SYRIANA, an espionage thriller set in the Middle East. George Clooney stars as Bob Barnes, a longtime CIA agent preparing to slow down his life and spend more time with his teenage son (Max Minghella). But his last secret mission, getting rid of Prince Nasir (Alexander Siddig), turns out to be more complicated than he imagined, placing him in the middle of a dangerous conspiracy involving government corruption, oil, and international terrorism. Matt Damon, who starred with Clooney in OCEAN'S ELEVEN and OCEAN'S TWELVE (and made a cameo in Clooney's CONFESSIONS OF A DANGEROUS MIND, which was also about spies and conspiracies), plays Bryan Woodman, an energy executive whose ethics become vulnerable after the horrific loss of one of his sons. Meanwhile, in Washington, D.C., lawyers Bennett Holiday (Jeffrey Wright) and Dean Whiting (Christopher Plummer) also must choose between the government's special interests and what's best for the world (as well as their own special interests). Gaghan gives SYRIANA a documentary-like feel, using handheld cameras and shooting on location, adding to the believability of the complex plot. To heighten the realism, Clooney learned to speak Arabic and even put on 30 pounds for the role. A fast-paced, heart-pounding, relentless film, SYRIANA was inspired by the true story of former CIA agent Robert Baer, told in his book SEE NO EVIL: THE TRUE STORY OF A GROUND SOLDIER IN THE CIA'S WAR ON TERRORISM.
Theatrical Release Date 2005
Format Blu-ray Disc
Number of Discs 1
Awards
  • Academy Awards, Best Supporting Actor, Winner, 2005

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R (MPAA)

Rated  R (MPAA) for violence and language

  • Release Info
  • Collector Edition
    N
  • Director Cut
    N
  • Number Of Discs
    1
  • Genre
    Dramas
  • Distributor
    Warner Home Video
  • Area
    USA
  • Video
  • Runtime (minutes)
    128
  • Picture
    Color
  • Audio
  • Language
    English
  • Dubbed
    French, Spanish
  • Subtitles
    English, French, Spanish
  • Release Note
  • Notes:
    Blu-ray Disc Features:

    Keep Case
    Package Note: Blue BD Case
    Full Frame - 1.33
    Widescreen - 2.39
    Audio:
    Dolby Digital Surround Sound 2.0 - Latin Spanish
    Dolby Digital Surround Sound 5.1 - English, French (Quebec)
    Subtitles - English SDH, English, French, Spanish - Optional
    Additional Release Material:
    Trailers: Theatrical Trailer
    Interviews:
    1. "A Conversation with George Clooney"
    2. "A Conversation with Matt Damon"
    Featurette:
    1. Additional Scenes
    2. "Weaving Reality into Drama" - Documentary
    3. "Make a Change, Make a Difference"
    Theatrical Release: November 23, 2005
  • Release Date
    10/10/06
  • Theatrical Release
    2005
  • Rating
    R (MPAA)
  • Rating Reason
    for violence and language
  • Format
    Blu-ray Disc
  • Unedited Version
    N

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Premiere 12-01-2005 3 stars out of 4 -- "[D]ensely packed with detail and convincingly told."
Total Film 08-01-2006 4 stars out of 5 -- "SYRIANA is brain-achingly complex yet still deeply, deeply human."
Entertainment Weekly 12-02-2005 "SYRIANA has a lot of big, important things to say about big, important things, and its says them with a sense of urgency."
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