Pompeii (Blu-Ray): Review

The Film

Pompeii, a story of perseverance, of a slave turned gladiator. He falls in love way above his class, to a girl who is betrothed to a corrupt Roman senator. As paths cross, and their stories become more intricate, as lives and reputation are threatened, Mount VesuviusĀ erupts. Putting the city of Pompeii and all it inhibitants in grave danger.

The film chronicles the last days of the city of Pompeii, played out against the ageless tale of love.

As the disaster unfolds, you become aware of the magnificent visuals of the city, not realising how much of this is practical, and how much is special effects. A testament to work that was well-done.

Pompeii is a thrill ride, with action, romance and suspense.

Disc And Bonus Features

The Blu-Ray holds a host of features, no to mention the 2D and 3D versions of the film (ensure you have all the right hardware to support 3D viewing).

For deleted scenes, the interested viewer has a long list to choose from, adding to the mystery of the city of Pompeii. Filmmakers commentary, explaining the making of the film, and providing a great insight to those in the acting and filmmaking industry. Commentaries such as this can sometimes take the mystery out of the main feature, but it does boil down to personal choice.

The host of featurettes accompanying the Blu-Ray are phenomenal, and will keep one occupied for ages. These are not just behind the scenes clips, but full, high-quality productions, taking one on to the set, and getting up close and personal with cast and crew.

Pompeii is available now, for purchase, in South Africa.

By Andrew Germishuys

Founder of SAMDB, Andrew has worked full time in the film industry since the early 2000's. He has trained as an actor, completing his LAMDA Gold Medal, and attending many courses in Cape Town acting studios, with masterclasses with some of the international industries top directors, producers and filmmakers. Working as an actor and armourer in the film and television industry have given Andrew a great balance of skills across the board when it comes to the entertainment industry. Catch him on Twitter: twitter.com/andrewgerm_za Instagram: instagram.com/andrewgerm_za IMDb: www.imdb.com/name/nm5390453/

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