Wall Street

November 19, 2013 - Comment

Welcome to the Filmmakers Signature Series on Blu-ray. Enjoy the gripping world of Wall Street as director Oliver Stone meant it to be seen and heard, thanks to an HD transfer approved by Stone himself that delivers high-quality picture and sound true to the director’s vision. This special edition also includes an exclusive 28-page booklet

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Welcome to the Filmmakers Signature Series on Blu-ray. Enjoy the gripping world of Wall Street as director Oliver Stone meant it to be seen and heard, thanks to an HD transfer approved by Stone himself that delivers high-quality picture and sound true to the director’s vision. This special edition also includes an exclusive 28-page booklet on the making of the film, including in-depth actor and director profiles. Greed, for lack of a better word, is good. Michael Douglas won an ACADEMY AWARDr (Best Actor, 1987) for his iconic portrayal of corporate raider Gordon Gekko. Co-starring Charlie Sheen and directed by Oliver Stone, Wall Street tells the story of Bud Fox (Sheen), an ambitious, young stockbroker who falls under the spell of the unscrupulous Gekko. As Bud descends into a tangled web of excess and corruption, he will face harrowing choices that could cost him everything, including his freedom.

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Cubist says:

New extras worth double dipping When Oliver Stone made Wall Street, he was riding high from the commercial and critical success of . His father, Lou Stone, had been a stockbroker on Wall Street in New York City and this film was a son’s way of paying tribute to his father. Almost twenty years later, it has become one of the quintessential snapshots of the financial scene in the United States and epitomizes the essence of capitalism, greed and materialism that was so prevalent in the 1980s.Michael Douglas owns the role of Gekko and by extension dominates the movie with his larger than life character. He gets most of the film’s best dialogue and delivers it with such conviction. There is a scene between Bud and Gekko in a limousine where he tells the younger man how the financial world works, how it operates and lays it all out, pushing Bud hard to go into business with him. It is one of the strongest scenes in…

Igor Biryukov says:

The movie that helped to end the Cold war To watch this movie in Moscow in 1988 as a student was a liberating and exhilarating experience. Here is the capitalism close-up, warts and all. And we loved it. In three more years the Soviet communism will be dismantled, free market hurriedly introduced, and some of my friends and fellow students will proceed to become very rich people themselves. I did not know then, that Gordon Gekko, a villain who incidentally was much admired by me, was a thinly veiled portrait of Ivan Boesky. Boesky, who incidentally was a son of Russian immigrants, became a center of the biggest insider trading scandal and government investigation in the 1980s, which let to the collapse of junk bond powerhouse firm Drexel Burnham. However, I knew that Gekko must be much more than a villain, otherwise how this ugly character could be so attractive? Of course, a huge part of it was a superb acting by Michael Douglas. But watching this film now, 17 years later, gave me an opportunity to ponder more on the subject…

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