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The Imitation Game - Zavvi Exclusive Limited Edition Steelbook

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The Imitation Game - Zavvi Exclusive Limited Edition Steelbook

The Imitation Game - Zavvi Exclusive Limited Edition Steelbook Customer Reviews

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4.5

26 Reviews

5 Stars 19
4 Stars 4
3 Stars 1
2 Stars 1
1 Stars 1

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Stars
4.5

26 Reviews

5 Stars 19
4 Stars 4
3 Stars 1
2 Stars 1
1 Stars 1

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Best film I have seen in years

5

I purchased this steel book because I wanted a special copy of a special film. I saw this film in London at the London Film Festival and I was blown away both by the film and the performance of the cast especially Mr Cumberbatch as Alan Turing. I knew little of Turing before the film and left the cinema upset and blazing mad at the treatment this man, this genius, this war hero received at the very hands of the people his genius helped save. I also wanted to head straight back in and watch it again. I had to wait for general release before I could go and see it again. Which I did, twice. This is the first film I have seen in a long time that had the whole audience laughing, clapping and crying. It is a brilliant script full of humour as well as drama and tragedy. Things have been altered in the film as is always the case in these sort of projects. Events condensed facts simplified to make sense and points added for dramatic impact. But overall a lovely tribute to a man who could have given the world so much more if they had only been able to see past his differences. Everyone should give this film a watch. Then research more about Alan Turing and his story as well as the work carried out at Bletchley. The Steel book was worth the price it is a lovely thing :) Pity Studio Canal only relesed the deleted scenes on the itunes copy though. But there are only two of them so I can live without them.

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Great film, disappointing steelbook

3

The film reviews did not lie, this one is just brilliant. All the praise is well deserved. However, the steelbook was a big disappointment. For a start, the final product is a bit different from the photo. Cover picture has been enlarged for some reason, thus cutting off top of the photo (with the light) and making overall quality really grainy and blurry. Not much of extra features included, no interviews with cast (as it was included in Sainsbury's DVD edition) or deleted scenes (available on iTunes). There is no embossing/debossing at all, and it's in matte finish. Overall, great film but true letdown for the steelbook edition.

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Steelbook Review Only

2

No question this film is a stone cold classic. An engaging biopic that manages to keep the pace and tone of a thriller. However, this review is for the steelbook only which is incredibly disappointing. Definitely a steel that looks worse in the flesh. Colours are incredibly washed out, not as vivid as the picture suggests. Gloss detailing isn't everything, but the matte finish here causes the picture to look flat and lifeless.

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Brilliant!

5

Went to watch this in the cinema, was left surprised at how good this movie really was. I love my war films, this was different to the normal sort of war films I like, but Benedict was brilliant as was keira. If there is a film to watch that will expand your knowledge of the war, this is it, it will have you riveted it should be a must watch for anyone one of the best films of 2014 easily.

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Cumbersausage was robbed!

5

(SPOILER ALERT) Why he didn't get an award for his performance is beyond me (but I guess who is going to vote against Stephen Hawkins?). Good old Benny Cumbersausage pulls all the stops out for this film though. I vaguely knew the history behind the man so it wasn't a total surprise. What WAS a surprise for me was the sheer beauty of the relationships between all the characters from the very start. Especially 'Christopher' who became a euphemism for all that Alan Turing longed for. I will admit to shedding a tear at the cinema right at the very end in his room confessing his love/saying goodbye to Christopher. The fact that he called the computer Christopher was the added 'feels'. The man was an utter genius and credited (amongst others) with creating what we now call the computer and the government should be utterly ashamed of how they treated Turing, considering how many lives his computation machine & cracking of the Enigma machine saved. You will not be disappointed in purchasing this film and I, for one, cannot wait to get my hands on my steelbook.

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Cumberbadass Performance!

5

A first class performance. Not only from Cumberbatch but a talented cast consisting of Charles Dance, Mark Strong and Matthew William Goode. Cumberbatch succeeds not only showing the brilliance of Alan Turing but his vulnerable side as he grappled with solving Enigma and his secret homosexuality. A terrific Cumberbatch performance, vastly different from being wicked Khan in Star Trek into Darkness. A must watch for all history buffs!

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