DVD Review: 127 Hours

by Eric Melin on March 6, 2011

in Blu-ray/DVD Reviews,Reviews

Here’s my review of the new DVD/Blu-ray release “127 Hours” from KTKA-49.

The buzz on author-actor-phd candidate James Franco before hosting the Oscars last Sunday was basically: what can’t he do? After seeing the Oscars, we now know.

Thankfully, we have the fantastic and unusual film “127 Hours” out this week on DVD and Blu-ray to showcase his strength.

There was much talk in the theatrical run about the scene where Franco, as a trapped climber, cuts off his own arm. And it’s a powerful scene.

But watching the film at home its just as absorbing and credit goes to Franco for holding down an entire movie himself and director Danny Boyle for finding different visually stimulating ways to tell the story of a guy stuck in one spot for a very long time.

The commentary track with Boyle and writer Simon Beaufoy is fascinating and covers all kinds of aspects of the films challenging production.

Eric is the Editor-in-Chief of Scene-Stealers.com and writes the Screen Stealers column for The Pitch. He’s President of the KCFCC, and drummer for The Dead Girls and Ultimate Fakebook. He is also Air Guitar World Champion Mean Melin. Eric goes to 11. Follow him at:

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