No shipping. No waiting. No tax. Brand New in Sealed Case
QR Code Link to This Post
This movie is absolutely incredible, period.
Emotionally provocative, ultimately victorious!
This epic story depicts the tragic journey of a group of Africans held captive aboard a slave ship bound for America. Their bloody attempt to regain their freedom and ultimate victory is marked by an emotionally charged roller-coaster of events. Very realistic, good story-telling, well done. Must see!
Publisher: Dreamworks (Universal)
Buy.com Sales Rank: 287
Features: DVD, English, Spanish, Dolby Digital (5.1), Dolby, Digital Audio, Dolby Surround Sound
Based on a true story, the movie chronicles the incredible journey of a group of enslaved Africans who overtake their captor's ship and attempt to return to their beloved homeland. When the ship, La "Amistad", is seized, these captives are brought to the United States where they are charged with murder and await their fate in prison. An enthralling battle ensues that captures the attention of the entire nation, confronting the very foundation of the American justice system. But for the men and women on trial, it is simply a fight for the basic right of all mankind's freedom.
Based on actual events in 1838, "Amistad" is the story of captured African slaves who took over their transport ship in a bloody revolt with the hopes of returning back to their homeland. After the slaves are caught and imprisoned, their leader, Cinque (Djimon Hounsou), unable to understand the language or court system of America, tries to communicate his desire to return home to his defense lawyer, Roger Baldwin (Matthew McConaughey), and former slave Theodore Joadson (Morgan Freeman). The men plead for help with their groundbreaking court case from former president John Quincy Adams (Anthony Hopkins). Steven Spielberg directed this moving film, using as a reference the book by William A. Owens, "Black Mutiny: The Revolt on the Schooner Amistad." The Africans in the movie speak Mende, with subtitles added. West African actor Djimon Hounsou had to learn to speak the language for his role--and was nominated for a Golden Globe. Spielberg shot the film at the State House in Providence, Rhode Island, the seaport in Mystic, Connecticut, and other New England locations.
Steven Spielberg directed this powerful film depicting the real-life events that followed the 1839 insurrection aboard the slave ship "Amistad". Desperate prisoner Cinque (Djimon Hounsou) leads his fellow prisoners in a bloody revolt on the ship and demands to be returned to Africa. When the slaves are recaptured and imprisoned in New England, lawyer Roger Baldwin (Matthew McConaughey) is hired to represent the Africans and their desire to return home. With the help of John Quincy Adams (Anthony Hopkins), Cinque and Baldwin try their historical case in front of the Supreme Court.
Letterbox - 1.85
Dolby Digital 5.1 - English
Additional Release Material:
Studio: Dreamworks (Universal)
Release Date: 2/13/2007
Running Time: 154 minutes
Original Release Date: 1997
Catalog ID: 84162
Number of Discs: 1
Audio & Video
Original Language: Mende
Available Audio Tracks: English [CC], English, Mende, Spanish (unspecified)
Cast & Crew
Abu Bakaar Fofanah
Derrick N. Ashong
Darren E. Burrows
El Hadj Malik Sow
Daniel Von Bargen
Jr. Pedro Armendariz
Frank T. Wells
Sherly Accosta Williams
Steven Spielberg - Producer
Debbie Allen - Producer
Colin Wilson - Producer
John Williams - Composer
Rick Carter - Production Designer
Janusz Kaminski - Director of Photography
Ruth Carter - Costume Designer
Michael Kahn - Editor
Industrial Light and Magic - Special Effects
David H. Franzoni - Screenwriter
Walter F. Parkes - Executive Producer
Laurie MacDonald - Executive Producer
Steven Spielberg - Director