Super 8 (DVD)

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Steven Spielberg and J.J. Abrams join forces in this extraordinary tale of youth, mystery and adventure. Super 8 tells the story of six friends who accidentally film a train wreck only to discover that something unimaginable escaped during the crash. Now, the only thing more mysterious than what it is is what it wants.

Product Details

Barcode
6003805098931
Department
Movies & TV
Released
28 Nov 2011
Type
Movies
Format
DVD
Genre
Science Fiction
Region
Region 2
Year
2011
Language
English
Studio
Warner Bros. Pictures
Runtime
108 min
Age Restriction
13 LV
Supply Source
South Africa

Movie

Title
Super 8
Release Year
2011
Running Time
111 min
Language
English
Categories
Horror/Suspense / Action / Alien Invasions / Science-Fiction / Small Towns / Thriller
US Box Office
$127.0 million
Official Website
http://www.super8-movie.com/
Ratings
IMDb
7.0
Rotten Tomatoes®
82% 75%
Metacritic
72
Synopsis
Writer/director J.J. Abrams teams with producer Steven Spielberg for this period sci-fi thriller set in the late '70s, and centering on a mysterious train crash in a small Ohio town. Summer, 1979: a group of young friends are filming a Super-8 movie when a pickup truck derails a speeding train. When the locals start to disappear and even the inquisitive deputy can't come up with answers, suspicions emerge that the incident was anything but an accident. As the truth finally begins emerge, no one is prepared to learn what now stalks the unsuspecting citizens of this once quiet community. Kyle Chandler and Elle Fanning star.
Poster
Poster for Super 8
Cast & Crew
Director
J.J. Abrams
Star
Gabriel Basso / Kyle Chandler / Joel Courtney / Ron Eldard / Noah Emmerich / Elle Fanning
Co-Star
Jack Axelrod / Caitriona Balfe / Emerson Brooks / Dan Castellaneta / Dale Dickey / Jonathan Dixon / Thomas Duffy / Britt Flatmo / Amanda Foreman / David Gallagher / Ben Gavin / Michael Giacchino / Bruce Greenwood / Tim Griffin / Jade Griffiths / Riley Griffiths / Greg Grunberg / Tony Guma / James Hebert / Michael Hitchcock / Richard T. Jones / Beau Knapp / Ryan Lee / Teri Clark Linden / Katie Lowes / Koa Melvin / AJ Michalka / Andrew Miller / Jakob Miller / Joel McKinnon Miller / Zach Mills / Bingo O'Malley / Tom Quinn / Robert B. Quiroz / Brett Rice / Marco Sanchez / Jay Scully / Patrick St. Esprit / Jessica Tuck / Glynn Turman / Tom Williams / Katherine Yerves
Screenwriter
J.J. Abrams
Composer
Michael Giacchino
Director of Photography
Larry Fong
Hairstylist
Jeri Baker
Assistant Director
Tommy Gormley
Sound Re-Recording
Anna Behlmer / Tom Johnson / Andy Nelson
Stunt Coordinator
John Stoneham
Set Decorator
Fainche MacCarthy
Makeup
Bonni Flowers
Music Director
George Drakoulias
Visual Effects Designer
Industrial Light and Magic
Production Manager/UPM
Udi Nedivi
Animation
Industrial Light and Magic
Camera Operator
Philippe Carr-Forster
Special Effects Supervisor
Steven Riley
Animation Supervisor
Paul Kavanagh
Makeup Designer
Jamie Kelman
Costumes
N. Edward Fincher / Laura Liz Little / Stephen Oh
Movie Critics
Chicago Sun-Times
3.5 stars out of 4 -- "SUPER 8 has the visual signatures of an early Spielberg movie....SUPER 8 is a wonderful film, nostalgia not for a time but for a style of filmmaking..."
Roger Ebert (10 Jun 2011, )
Entertainment Weekly
"Loving, playful, and spectacularly well made....It's been eons since a movie has conjured up such intense, specific feelings, images, memories, and nostalgic fantasies about American summertime youth..." -- Grade: A
Lisa Schwarzbaum (17 Jun 2011, )
Film Comment
"SUPER 8 is distilled nostalgia....It's an unabashed romp that works even for those who didn't grow up in late-Seventies Everytown, USA."
Film Comment Staff (1 Jul 2011, )
Hollywood Reporter
"[T]his science fiction adventure centered on film geek kids in smalltown 1979 America is something Spielberg can easily be imagined having made himself....Engagin on its own terms..."
Todd McCarthy (4 Jun 2011, )
New York Times
"The slower, more cumbersome gadgetry of the predigital past provides SUPER 8 with some clever jokes and plot twists..."
A. O. Scott (9 Jun 2011, )
Rolling Stone
3 stars out of 4 -- "In SUPER 8, Abrams makes us care. This movie, a true beauty, will put a spell on you."
Peter Travers (23 Jun 2011, )
Sight and Sound
"SUPER 8 is an immaculate production, and set-piece scenes, such as the derailment and a later attack by the alien on a military vehicle, are first rate."
Henry K. Miller (1 Sep 2011, )
Total Film
5 stars out of 5 -- "Like Spielberg, Abrams has an eye for awe....This terrific troupe recall not just early Spielberg but '80s favourites STAND BY ME and THE MONSTER SQUAD."
Jamie Graham (1 Aug 2011, )
USA Today
3.5 stars out of 4 -- "SUPER 8 packs the emotional punch of vintage Steven Spielberg with the spectacular effects and sense of mystery at which writer/director J.J. Abrams excels."
Claudia Puig (8 Jun 2011, )
Wall Street Journal
"The bright idea at the center of SUPER 8 is a counterpoint between a sci-fi adventure that unfolds on a grand scale and the evolution of the little Super 8 film within the film....SUPER 8 serves as a showcase for the style of humane, richly detailed and relatively unhurried filmmaking that made those Spielberg fantasies what they are..."
Roger Ebert (10 Jun 2011, )