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The Place Beyond the Pines follows the interwoven lives of two men as they struggle through the world. Luke, played by Academy Award nominee Ryan Gosling is a mysterious, almost mythical motorcycle stunt performer who travels from town to town with a carnival. Ending up in Schenectady in upstate New York, he comes across a former lover (played by Eva Mendes) who reveals that in his absence she has given birth to a son - and it's his.
Giving up his life on the road to try and provide for his rather unexpected family, Luke ends up committing a string of bank robberies through the use of his stunt riding abilities. This puts him in the firing line of an ambitious police officer called Avery Cross (played by Bradley Cooper) who is trying to move up in his increasingly corrupt department. Unfolding over fifteen years, the sins of these two men will reverberate through their families.
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I didn't have any expectations when I first heard about it, even after watching the trailer. However, once I finally had the chance to watch the entire movie, I felt like I was watching a piece of art. With the enormous talent of Ryan Gosling, Bradley Cooper and Dane DeHaan, I felt compelled to keep watching and before I knew, the movie was over and I wanted to watch more, to know what happened after.
This movie is absolutely phenomenal. Performances spot on. This steel is also just perfect. It looks somewhat white in the picture, but its really a sort of silver, which is fine. The artwork is great, front and back, and the inside has some great art too. Phenomenal steel to match this movie.
A great looking steelbook. Arrived efficiently and in good condition. The packaging was great as usual. The film itself is superb. One of my favourite Bradley Cooper performances alongside Silver Linings Playbook. Ryan Gosling is brilliant as per usual and Eva Mendes does her bit. Definitely a worthwhile purchase!
To say the least, the Zavvi Exclusive Limited Edition Steelbook for this The Place Beyond the Pines Double Play (Blu-Ray and DVD) is just as beautiful as the movie itself. Great movie, some good special features such as behind the scenes videos, trailers and commentary and the steelbook itself is a wonderful design.
I eagerly awaited this Steelbook and was not disappointed with the quality or content as this movie although weighing in at a hefty 141 minutes it does not leave time for you to lose concentration. Ryan Gosling is absolutely outstanding in his role as Luke and with quality support from Bradley Cooper and Eva Mendez this movie moves, entertains and grips you from start to finish. It can almost be divided into 3 parts as it deals with the different timeline of the characters and their lives in the present and the future, I cannot fault the storyline or any acting as this is a thoroughly deserved 5 star rating, excellent quality for your money.
I would highly recommend The Place Beyond the Pines - Zavvi Exclusive Limited Edition Steelbook - Double Play (Blu-ray and DVD). It's an epic film that has a great story, packed with great performances and action scenes. This is well worth the price especially for the steelbook packaging. It's one of the nicest steelbooks I've got, it's a real slick bit of kit! Well worth a look!
Nice design on the steelbook, also like the text on the back. The film itself was pretty good. Though it does feel like three movies sandwiched together and makes it too long. Without giving the plot away the third story does also seem a bit far fetched. On the whole its worth a go.