- Actors: Ben Mendelson, Felicity Jones, Donnie Yen, Diego Luna
- Directors: Gareth Edwards
- Format: Blu-ray
- Language: English
- Region: Region B/2 (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
- Number of discs: 1
- Studio: The Walt Disney Company Australia Pty Ltd
- DVD Release Date: 5 April 2017
- Run Time: 134 minutes
- Customer Reviews: 5,995 customer ratings
- ASIN: B06XFNT23D
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In a period of great conflict, a group of unlikely heroes led by Jyn Erso, a daring fugitive, and Cassian Andor, a rebel spy, band together on a desperate mission to steal the plans to the Death Star, the Empire's ultimate weapon of destruction.
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Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
- Release Year: 2016
- Runtime: 2h 13m
- Genre: Science fiction film/Action
Felicity Jones as Jyn Erso
Diego Luna as Cassian Andor
Ben Mendelsohn as Orson Krennic
Donnie Yen as Chirrut Îmwe
Mads Mikkelsen as Galen Erso
Alan Tudyk as K-2SO
Riz Ahmed as Bodhi Rook
Jiang Wen as Baze Malbus
Forest Whitaker as Saw Gerrera
Former scientist Galen Erso lives on a farm with his wife and young daughter, Jyn. His peaceful existence comes crashing down when the evil Orson Krennic takes him away from his beloved family.
Many years later, Galen becomes the Empire's lead engineer for the most powerful weapon in the galaxy, the Death Star. Knowing that her father holds the key to its destruction, Jyn joins forces with a spy and other resistance fighters to steal the space station's plans for the Rebel Alliance.
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That bit of never-really-questioned-before storyline makes up the backbone of "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story," a spinoff story that has almost nothing to do with the Skywalker clan (since Disney can only milk them for so much) and everything to do with the Rebellion they serve. While "Rogue One" feels tonally unsynced with the rest of the colorful saga, it is a solid enough action movie with endearing characters and a story that intertwines with "A New Hope's."
Imperial shuttle pilot Bodhi Rook (Riz Ahmed) has defected, and wants to tell the Rebellion about a horrifying new superweapon that the Empire is building, the Death Star. Unfortunately, he quickly falls into the hands of an extremist, Saw Gerrera (Forest Whitaker), who believes the whole thing is one big trap. So to find Gerrera, Bodhi and the information, the Rebellion rescues Jyn Erso (Felicity Jones), a young woman who was partially raised by Gerrera... and it happens, her dad Galen (Mads Mikkelson) is also the designer of the Death Star.
Finding Bodhi and his information is easier said than done, since Jyn and Rebel officer Cassian Andor (Diego Luna) end up running afoul of Imperials on the remote planet of Jedha -- and find unexpected allies in a blind warrior-monk (Donnie Yen) and a gun-toting merc (Jiang Wen). But when Jyn discovers the true information on the Death Star, she also witnesses the sheer magnitude of its power -- and must take matters into her own hands when it seems the Rebellion doesn't know what to do.
Ever since Disney got their paws on Lucasfilm, they've been prepping for seemingly hundreds of spinoff properties, most of them not having much to do with the central family saga of Star Wars. But don't worry, the movie will let you know constantly that it's a Star Wars movie -- at times it feels like it's nudging you in the ribs with its many cameos and references, which feels unnecessary since it's directly and intimately intertwined with "A New Hope."
But taken on its own, "Rogue One" is a pretty solid sci-fi action movie, focusing more on the gritty, grimy, ill-equipped Rebellion (or Alliance, whichever) and the ordinary people who struggle against the evil Empire, as well as some internal struggles (a cutthroat general who keeps ordering Cassian to kill people). But it also adds some new and intriguing layers from Lucas' own past efforts, such as a warrior-monk of the "Whills," and glimpses of a great Jedi-centric civilization now broken and lost in the desert dust.
And of course, the action scenes are pretty spectacular, giving us glimpses of the Death Star's power... from the perspective of people on the ground. Giant blasts that reach out into space, Imperial walkers stamping through forests, star destroyers facing down against Rebel fleets, and some confusing but massive air battles. And of course, Darth Vader makes his grand reappearance, dripping with contempt for Imperial ambition and all-too-ready to slash through rebels.
However, it's rather tonally different from all other Star Wars movies -- it lacks that pervasively mystical edge (despite Chirrut's Force mantra) and is relentlessly gritty rather than showing us wondrous worlds and places. What's more, it's a very, very dark story with a lot of death... which does give us a glimpse of what the Rebellion suffers to defeat the Empire, but it's also a bit depressing.
But the cast is absolutely stellar. Jones can't come across as scrappy and rough as the character is supposed to be, but she's a solid action heroine who combines optimism and brusque rebelliousness. And Luna gives a thoroughly excellent performance as a devoted soldier who is haunted by the ugly tasks that his general sometimes demands he do, and torn between wanting to protect and help Jyn and following the orders that might be necessary.
It also has some solid performances by Mikkelson, Ahmed and Ben Mendelsohn, although Whitaker seems to be determined that no scenery will be left without his teeth marks. But some of the supporting characters are glorious -- Alan Tudyk as a snarky, no-filter-having droid, and Wen as a gun-happy merc who has a fun buttkicking bromance with Yen's laid-back ex-monk. Yen is particularly fun as a not-quite-Jedi who seems content to just float along with the Force's will, and provides many fun moments ("Are you kidding me? I'M BLIND!").
"Rogue One: A Star Wars Story" has some tonal dissonance and too many references to the other movies, but it's a solid sci-fi adventure with a talented cast, and likely will keep fans of the Star Wars saga thoroughly entertained.
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Einfach kaufen, da kann man nichts falsch mit machen. Hat Gefühl, spektakuläre Action und eine straight erzählte Geschichte sowie die coolste Szene die es in Star Wars bisher gab, die werde ich natürlich nicht Spoilern.
Nun in einer etwas ausführlicheren Form:
Ich war den kleineren Star Wars Storys eher kritisch gestimmt, aber hier haben wir meiner bescheidenen Meinung nach Spiel, Satz und Sieg.
Der Film schlägt von Anfang an einen eher düsteren Ton an. In den ersten Minuten merkt man sofort, der Film wird kein Kindergarten. Es handelt sich durch und durch um eine erwachsene Kriegsgeschichte im Star Wars Universum die zum ersten mal etwas untypisches zeigt, echten Krieg, und so fühlt er sich auch an, jedoch ohne das glorreiche Star Wars Feeling zu verlieren. Der Fokus liegt hier, wie bekannt sein sollte, auf der Beschaffung der Pläne des Todessterns und somit liegt der Fokus nicht auf den Jedi, der Macht (auch wenn diese vorkommt) und den großen Anführen. Es wird auf die kleinen geblickt, die Soldaten, Saboteure, Spione, Deserteure und Ausgestoßene. Man sieht wie diese leiden, sich an der Hoffnung festklammern, dass sie auf manche ihrer Taten nicht stolz sind. Dies wird an den Protagonisten festgemacht die einem während des Filmes überraschend stark ans Herz wachsen. All diese Dinge werden gezeigt während die Handlung mit einem guten pacing durcherzählt wird und obwohl man das Ende ja kennt wird eine schöne Spannung erzeugt. Wir haben also einen Film mit guter Handlung (die Überraschend gut und logisch in das Universum passt) und sowohl unterschiedlichen also auch liebenswürdigen Hauptcharakteren, was mich zu meinem Lieblingspunkt am Film bringt. Der hat bei mir echte Emotionen ausgelöst, und zwar solche wie man sie nun mal von Kriegsfilmen kennt, nur eben im Star Wars Universum. Deshalb hat mir der Film auch Zuhause etwas besser gefallen, auch wenn die Bildgewalt natürlich kleiner ist, konnten die Emotionen bei mir Zuhause wesentlich besser greifen und mich packen als mit 60 Leuten im Kinosaal.
Aber woher kommt das Star Wars Gefühl in einem Film der so "Kriegsfilmmisch" ist?
Mal abgesehen von der Star Wars typischen Optik selbstverständlich durch die super actionreichen Schlachten, den kleinen Auftritten von lange bekannten Charakteren, den Dialogen, Ansprachen und der Musik. Die Star Wars Gänsehaut soll jedem Fan gewiss sein, aber keine Sorge, die Anspielungen sind völlig im Rahmen und nicht so übermäßig wie in Episode VII.
Das CGI: Es gibt in dem Film 2 Charaktere die komplett aus CGI sind, das ließ sich anders nicht machen. Es gibt Leute die sagen das würde einen komplett herausreißen. Vielleicht hab ich dafür einen zu schlechten Blick aber mir sind diese nicht negativ aufgefallen. Ich empfand sie als sehr Lebensecht, von da her in meine Augen kein Negativpunkt.
Zu Letzt noch eins, es gibt eine Szene die so unglaublich cool ist dass sich der Film alleine dafür lohnt, Star Wars Fans wird dort das Herz explodieren.
Ich liebe den Film ...
I've shown this film to at least 14 different non Star Wars fans-friends and family (not at the same time!), they've all said how much they enjoyed the film and it wasn't what they were expecting.
As a fan I must say 'hats off' to the writers and team behind Rogue One, the attention to details from the 1977 original are fantastic-Well done!
Kann an dem Film wirklich nichts aussetzen und würde ihm jeden Star Wars Fan uneingeschränkt empfehlen. Leider hat man es nicht geschafft oder gewollt, diesen "neuen Wind" auf Episode VII+VIII zu übertragen. Sehr Schade für jeden Fan!!! Meine Meinung.
I am a little jealous.....because, even though we had to start with Phantom Menace, it all stood up together rather well (Revenge of the Syth was the best of the frist three according to my daughter!).............but all that aside when it came to rogue one we were both hypnotized and amazed by this film (It was my third go at it and it looked even better the third time!!).
I guess it is the heart and the texture of the film, settings, characters and use of effects which makes this prelude to episode 4 so outstanding. The thing that makes the best star wars films tick is the heart of the story, supported by the masterfully poignant use of effects, props, the force mythology and quality character building. For me this film has it all - and everyone involved should be so proud of this -
You should have seen the look on my daughters face when episode 4 kicked in - the story and how it continued made sense to her and she really wanted to know more about everything.......but as far as the film being a stand alone goes it also is so memorable and rewarding a viewing experience - the ending leaves you pumping but also distraught, and excited - just like any decent mythical short story, you are itching for more.
Mythical stories tend to contain the bare bones of what an audience truely craves - the heroes and villains yes, but also the fight, the heart and the adventure, the passion....you do not need to show everything about a character - leave the audience something to use their imaginations with.........I
Anyway I am starting to twitter on, so just let me re-assure you if you have any doubts - this film rocks - the people who made this did so with great care and affection. Watch, enjoy, then watch again.........
By the way - watching all 8 films so far in order is an awesome experience.......just have to wait 5 months and me and my little one will be in front of the big screen waiting for The Last Jedi........my daughter rated this film in first place, new hope in 2nd, Empire Strikes Back 3rd and believe it or not Force Awakens 4th............and yes I kind of agree with her! We both agreed that whatever the case this has to be one of the greatest stories told ever!
The movie includes intriguing characters like Jynn, Krennic, K3-SO and Galen. There are new fascinating locations like Jeddah and Darth Vader's man-cave. The battles and action are impressive - in particular Vader's 60-second rage at the end. And most importantly the story line is straightforward, refreshingly dark, but makes sense and flows well.
Personally I didn't mind the CG characters, and thought they looked very good & would love to see more of that.
Our 8-year old daughter who is a big fan of the series, liked the movie but the ending a bit sad and misses the lightsabers. While our 4-year old son likes it because of the AT-AT's and Darth Vader.
We buy the 3D version of movies where possible. Certainly for this one, that I had a dark and somewhat blurry viewing in a 4DX cinema. This 3D version at home on our fairly high-end OLED screen is excellent and bright.
I had the blu-ray version already and when the 3D version this was discounted down to it's recent price I decided to get purchase it.
I really enjoyed watching it again even though the 3D didn't give any stand out moments.
I have not compared the 2 versions so can't give a comparison and just more of a feel.
In some scenes there was a feeling of distance/separation which was mainly when viewing an individual in the foreground or a space 'ship/craft' moving through the shot in some of those lovely establishing shots but they didn't jump out at you - which could have been tacky. In general I'm happy with this version as there appeared to be some 3Dish moments.
This was viewed on an LG E6 55" OLED tv.
I was excited to see Darth back on screen, but saldy James Earl Jones' booming voice has lost all its power over the years and any lines he has which are supposed to be intimidating are like being threatened by a doddery old man. Which is literally what is happening. He does steal the entire movie though with his scene at the end (in which Darth doesn't speak, just kicks lots of a**)
The end battle is a masterpiece of it's type and is fantastically put together and the effects are amazing. However, you might have fallen asleep by this point. If so, get someone to give you a nudge, cos that bit is worth watching. Hence 2 stars instead of one. Also (SPOILER ALERT) everybody dies at the end and I'm still trying to decide if this was a disappointment or a relief as I won't have to see them again in a follow up.
I did hope this was just an abberation in the series, but then I saw Last Jedi, so whilst this is not great by any means, its certainly not the worst Star Wars movie they've ever made. Bring back the Ewoks.
The first of the (for now) short lived ‘Star Wars Story’ spin-off’s. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story follows Jyn Erso (Felicity Jones) whose father (Mads Mikkelsen) is forcibly taken by the Empire to help the complete the construction of the Death Star. As an adult Jyn joins a group of resistance fighters and try to steal its blueprints.
Rogue One feels truly different to the main saga of films old and new. Even with a troubled production (uncredited writer Tony Gilroy being brought in to reshoots instead of director Gareth Edwards) everything still works and the film feels extremely well put together. Visually I believe it’s the best looking Star Wars film. Whether it be the more ‘real-life-esque’ locations such as the opening scene on Lah’mu ,the desert landscape of Jedha and the tropical island flavour of Scarif or the volcanic dread of Fortress Vader and the truly epic shots set in deep space, everything looks phenomenal. Even just watching the film on an average sized screen seeing the star destroyers collide together and shatter to pieces, or the scale of the Death Star are still jaw-dropping.
The film also has some of the best action-sequences within the franchise. The last 30 minute assault on Scarif is one of my favourite sci-fi movie battles of all time. There is so much going on but the whole sequence is put together so well that you will never lose focus on who is doing what and where. The inclusion of unique and varied characters bringing in their own fighting style also really makes for engaging set pieces, with another highlight being the battle on Jedha, where we see everything from force martial arts, LMG’s and more all brought to the table. Look everyone knows this film’s now iconic moment which occurs in the last 5 minutes, it is undeniably awesome seeing Darth Vader completely obliterate several terrified rebel fighters using the force and his lightsaber. The ultimate moment of well implemented fan service.
It’s a shame in a way about the finale because I would wanted to have seen more adventures with this group of characters, which in a way also helped the film from a dramatic and emotional standpoint because their deaths were more impactful. Felicity Jones is commanding and courageous as Jyn and truly becomes an excellent action heroine. Diego Luna is great in the morally flexible but really a good guy role (what other Star Wars character does that remind you of?), Donnie Yen as Chirrut Imwe has some of the most memorable scenes and lines in the film and definitely one of the best fight scenes with him taking down a wave of storm troopers, Riz Ahmed, Mads Mikkelsen & Wen Jiang also all are deliver memorable performances. However Alan Tudyk basically steals every scene he’s in as the sarcastic reprogrammed imperial droid K-2SO. Ben Mendelsohn is playing his typical role here and Krennic is a solid yet albeit uninteresting villain, however his scenery chewing does give him a good screen presence.
The use of a lot of practical effects and costumes for the various creatures and different planet inhabitants is welcome as always. The score is as impressive as expected and the film is paced very well so that’s its runtime never drags. There are a few moments of dodgy CGI mainly on one particular character towards the finale of the film and Tarkin is very noticeably a complete CGI augmentation.
Rogue One is an action packed blast which never lets up. It features a likeable group of well acted unique characters, some of the most visual stunning visual effects and cinematography seen in the franchise and some of the best sci-fi battle sequences put to screen. A major highlight of the series and well worth watching.
If you're into Star Wars, you should love this spin-off/prequel, about the rebel attempt to capture the plans for the Death Star.
This is very much a war film, that I found extremely enjoyable.
The 3D is ok, average. I understand it was filmed in 2D and then converted into 3D in post-production. Which means it looses a bit in quality. Another reason I bought this version, was for the extras. They're decent, but there could be more.
Saying all that, I would recommend to all. Weather you buy it now or wait in the hope that the price comes down, it is a great addition to any collection.
This may be a so called spin off but actually it is and it isnt ,this film blends in very well ending where A New Hope Begins ....if you watch them back to back youll understand that Rogue One and A New Hope is almost a Four hour Story .......
And you get to see Darth Vader in action which is pretty cool as you really have no idea what hes done before A NEW HOPE (unless like myself you've seen the annimated series that gives you questions youve been struggling with after episodes 1-3 came out).....great seeing the Stormtroopers again,its also good too see other Jedi involved too with almost an ancient destructive pompei ending if youve seen that film too......
I can say that i enjoyed this far better than expected and i rate this better that The Force Awakens and i enjoyed that film too....to be fair i cant fault this film like others are on here ....i saw them at cinema in 1977 and 1980 and i saw the original 3 episodes at the cinema back in 1983 when all 3 were shown in one day) ....i can understand with episodes 1-3 as they are good but could have been better but i think ROGUE ONE makes up for that ..........
That's the movie. The DVD is another matter. We couldn't get it to play properly on any computer. tried a few players. Also tried Adobe Premier but it could do nothing with it, reporting errors all over the place. They seem to have fiddled so much with the DVD encoding that it is unusable on a computer's DVD player. That's not nice, when I just want to play a legitimate DVD I've paid for, and I've not seen anywhere on the box that says anything about this limitation. There is the free download of course, but that's a pain too, and a huge file to have on my laptop. I'd rather just keep the DVD in the drive, to play when I'm travelling.
Overall, a great movie. Just don't try t play it on a computer.
Mo-cap has come such a long way they've even managed to resurrect Peter Cushing like one of his Hammer films. He not only makes a cameo but plays a full part.
It's good, steady stuff throughout but when the finale kicks in, that's when it's really impressive. The ground battle's brilliant, the space battle is better still and the ending gave me goosebumps.
The Blu Ray playback was sharp and good colour and sound (I wear headphones).
The extras on a seperate disk seem somewhat lacking and more like promo snipets in content considering there is so much room for several full documentaries on the second disk.