- Published: Universal City, CA : Universal Studios Home Entertainment, 2012.
- Year Published: 2012
- Description: 1 videodisc (132 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
- Language: English
- Format: DVD
- Berg, Peter, 1964-
- Hoeber, Erich.
- Hoeber, Jon.
- Neeson, Liam.
- Skarsgård, Alexander.
- Kitsch, Taylor, 1981-
- Rihanna, 1988-
- Decker, Brooklyn, 1987-
- Hasbro, Inc.
- Battleship Delta Productions (Firm)
- Bluegrass Films.
- Universal Studios Home Entertainment (Firm)
- Battleships -- Drama.
- War games, Naval -- Drama.
- Extraterrestrial beings -- Drama.
- Battleship (Game)
- Action and adventure films.
- Science fiction films.
- Feature films.
- Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
- Video recordings for people with visual disabilities.
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Call number: DVD Action Battleship
Available Copies: Downtown 1st Floor, Downtown Storage Adult, Pittsfield Adult, Traverwood Adult, In Transit
Based on Hasbro's Battleship.
DVD release of the 2012 motion picture.
Special features: Preparing for battle ; All hands on deck: the cast ; Engage in battle: shooting at sea; all aboard the fleet.
Liam Neeson, Rihanna, Brooklyn Decker, Taylor Kitsch, Alexander Skarsgard.
Based on the classic Hasbro naval combat game, Battleship is the story of an international fleet of ships who come across an alien armada while on a naval war games exercise. An intense battle ensues over sea, land, and air.
DVD, region 1, NTSC, anamorphic widescreen (2.40:1) presentation ; Dolby digital 5.1 surround (English, Spanish and French) and DVS 2.0 stereo. surround (English).
The overall story is based on the famous Hasbro naval battle board game, but instead of two countries pitted against each other the US and Japan team up at Pearl Harbor to defend the planet against invading aliens with unusual battle technology. (A nice touch.) It features a "perpetual screwup character under stress", that must either finally figure out how to "get his own act together", use his wits for once, and organize everyone to come through in a pinch, or let the world down. The wide range of characters touched upon includes: women warriors in the military, children of military officers, older vets called back into service to tap their experience, and even veterans dealing with rehab issues after coming home with severe injuries.
The filmmakers did a great job of maintaining many of the key elements of the board game in the movie, from grid based blind battle, to even pegs! (LOL!)
The bonus footage includes: adapting the game to the movie, behind the scenes during the filming, an inside look at the cast and sets, some of the challenges of filming at sea, and even a rare look at one of the world's last remaining great battleships at sea and in drydock for maintenance.
Appropriately rated PG-13, for the fighting action.
- Keith Mc.
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