127 Hours
Cloud Eight Films (1/6/2011)
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IMDB   7.7
94 mins USA / English
DVD  Region 1
James Franco Aron Ralston
Clemence Poesy Rana
Kate Mara Christie
Lizzy Caplan Sonja
Amber Tamblyn Megan
Treat Williams Aron's Dad
Kate Burton Mrs. Ralston
Darin Southam Zach
Peter Joshua Hull Aron's Future Son
Elizabeth Hales Basketball Fan
Sean Bott Aron's Friend
Koleman Stinger Aron Age 5
John Lawrence Brian
Bailee Michelle Johnson Sonja Age 10
Rebecca C. Olson Monique Meijer
Parker Hadley Aron Age 15
Fenton Quinn Blue John
Pieter Jan Brugge Eric Meijer
Jeffrey Wood Andy Meijer
Norman Lehnert Dan
Danny Boyle
Producer Danny Boyle
Christian Colson
John Smithson
John J. Kelly
Writer Danny Boyle
Simon Beaufoy
Aron Ralston
Cinematography Anthony Dod Mantle
Enrique Chediak
Musician A.R. Rahman

127 Hours is the true story of mountain climber Aron Ralston's remarkable adventure to save himself after a fallen boulder crashes on his arm and traps him in an isolated canyon in Utah. Over the next five days Ralston examines his life and survives the elements to finally discover he has the courage and the wherewithal to extricate himself by any means necessary, scale a 65 foot wall and hike over eight miles before he is finally rescued. Throughout his journey, Ralston recalls friends, lovers, family, and the two hikers he met before his accident. Will they be the last two people he ever had the chance to meet?

127 Hours is not just a film – it is an experience. It is an amazing movie centred around an absolutely incredible, legendary performance. Watching Franco bare his soul on-screen is practically a cleansing experience. I went in with high hopes, and left with a huge smile on my face. It is authentically emotional, and in a year merely punctuated with a handful of amazing movies amongst a sea of filth, it more than just stands out. It is quite simply, unforgettable.
Edition Details
Release Date 1/6/2011
No. of Disks/Tapes 1

From the very beginning up until the very end, you know you are in the hands of some truly special filmmakers, specifically Boyle. Everything in the film seems to have a pulse and a life of its own, whether it is the hyper kinetic editing, the lush and gorgeous cinematography, the often epic score, the thought-provoking writing or just the general style of the film. Where other movies pay very little attention to the little things, Boyle and company seem to have amped up the quality in the majority of those areas, and made a film whose elements very much complement each other. I could not believe the short running time at first, but they pack so much in and the film moves at such an aggressively energetic pace, that you barely have time to slow down and breathe once the film really gets moving.