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The Lost City Of Z (2016/Amazon Studios/Broadgreen Blu-ray)

Picture: B+ Sound: B+ Extras: B Film: B

Charlie Hunan (Pacific Rim) and a barely recognizable Robert Pattinson (Twilight) star in James Grey's The Lost City of Z (2016), an Amazon Studios production with an impressively cinematic feel and big budget that tells a true story. While a bit slowly paced, the film sets out what it wanted to do in telling the story of a young man in the early 1900s to whom was willing to leave his family behind to explore the unknown jungle. Spanning several continents, the film is interesting enough and not without some moments of action, though tends to be a bit predictable at points. If you're a fan of jungle expeditions or period pieces set in the '20s then you won't want to miss this film!

The Lost City of Z also stars Tom Holland, Sienna Miller, Angus Macfadyen, and Daniel Huttlestone.

British explorer Col. Percival Fawcett (Hunan), is a man who is dedicated on making his mark on the world. While his wife (Miller) is left to raise their two young children, Fawcett is hired to go on a unique 2-year=long jungle expedition in the Amazons and along the way makes a startling discovery of an ancient tribe. When they return to civilization, their discovery is met with mixed reactions, so Fawcett and his team decide to go back, this time in hopes of finding a fabled lost city linked to what they saw the first time around. However, some discoveries, end up being worth dying for.

Presented in 1080p high definition with a widescreen transfer of 2.40:1 and a DTS-HD MA (Master Audio) lossless 5.1 track, the film looks and sounds up to Blu-ray standards with a stunning (though yellow-tinted) image throughout, making the film almost feel like it's jumped from a storybook. Some darker moments have a little bit of motion blur and noise but the epic lenses used capture the film nicely on disc and the soundtrack is slow moving and similar to something you would hear in a Tom Ford movie.

Special Features...

Audio Commentary by Director James Gray

Adventure in the Jungle

From Novel To Screen

Expedition Journal

An interesting and well made epic with some great performances by all involved, The Lost City of Z is an interesting look at one man's expedition into the unknown.

- James Lockhart



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