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Dante's Inferno: An Animated Epic [Blu-ray]
Dante's Inferno An Animated Epic
Blu-ray
Actors: Mark Hamill, Victoria Tennant, Vanessa Branch, Graham McTavish
Director: Mike Disa
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy
UR     2010     1hr 28min

Limbo, Lust, Gluttony, Greed, Anger, Heresy, Violence, Fraud and Treachery! These are the 9 Circles of Hell made famous by Dante Alighieri in his famed masterpiece, Dante?s Inferno, his first story of The Divine Comedy. Da...  more »

     

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Actors: Mark Hamill, Victoria Tennant, Vanessa Branch, Graham McTavish
Director: Mike Disa
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy
Sub-Genres: Animation
Studio: Starz / Anchor Bay
Format: Blu-ray - Color,Widescreen - Animated
DVD Release Date: 02/09/2010
Original Release Date: 01/01/2007
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/2007
Release Year: 2010
Run Time: 1hr 28min
Screens: Color,Widescreen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 2
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 1
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

Amazing, beautiful animated film - but gory! Not for kids!!
Anthony Mchume | Los Angeles | 02/06/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Dante's Inferno is an incredible animated film! One of the best animated movies I've seen in a very long time, and I watch a lot! Especially anime, been watching it since I was little. Be careful though, I have kids, and I wouldn't let any kid under 12 watch this!!

This is a beautiful film to behold, with amazing animation and a story that is exciting, moving and deeply layered. A knight searches for the soul of the woman he loves... and what we perceive as a hero at first, changes til we realize Dante is really a bad person, not the hero we think from the begining.

Everyone should check this out. It's really good for an animated film!! One of the best I've seen in a long time, and I'm not even a big video game fan!! Warning: It does have lots of gore and nudity. Adults only. I don't usually watch gory stuff, but I really liked this.

Dante's Inferno is also made me think. About evil, morality, the nature of god, all that stuff. It is thoughtful and smart, with a story that makes sense. A lot of the animes you watch make no sense whats so ever, but this made perfect sense all the way through. There was a bit too much fighting, and it seemed to move a bit too breakneck fast for me. But I was watching every moment in anticipation.

This film is interesting because it's all about point of view. Dante is in his own hell. Beatrice is in her hell, and even the devil has a point of view here. He feels betrayed by God. He thinks god is the true evil, because it made him, then punished the devil... but God made evil knowing it would rebel. It made me think quite a bit, which rarely anything does.

An AWESOME film! A bit gory for my tastes, but it was very moving, exciting, and just plain COOL!!!
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Surprisingly good
N. Durham | Philadelphia, PA | 02/10/2010
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Featuring multiple animation styles, this adaptation of the video game released by Electronic Arts is a surprisingly good and horrific tale. Dante's Inferno tells the story of Dante, a crusader who returns home only to find his beloved Beatrice murdered, and her soul in the posession of Lucifer himself. As Dante plunges through the Nine Circles of Hell, it is slowly uncovered just how and why all this happened. Featuring some wonderful voice acting, a great score, an buckets of blood and gore; Dante's Inferno: An Animated Epic is a pure blast. Though its ending is pretty underwhelming compared to the rest of the film as a whole, and the final animation style comes off as too cartoony compared to the styles that came earlier, this is still a worthwhile endeavor regardless, even if you have little desire to play the video game. All in all, if mature-themed animation is your thing, Dante's Inferno should be right up your alley."
Nice addition
Owen B. Albertson | 03/18/2010
(4 out of 5 stars)

"This was a cool animated take on the game/poem. Quite well done. Not a lot of extra features on the blu ray however, which is always a disappointment. Which makes me think they should have just put it on the PS3 game disc and charged another 5 or 10 bucks. But cool nonetheless."
DVD review
T. Hanson | 04/14/2010
(4 out of 5 stars)

"I bought this DVD as I am interested in the video game adaptation. Of course their are differences between the two, but generally they follow each other. The art work is a little dated, but overall an interesting production.
Not for minors. Blood, violence, sexual overtones, nudity.
This is also a DVD that won't get a lot of replay from me. I saw it once. Might go back and watch it again at some point, but not like a favorite movie.
Overall, I enjoyed it and glad I bought it."