THE LOST CITY OF Z – Review

lostcityzThe Lost City of Z
Charlie Hunnam (Actor), Tom Holland (Actor), James Gray (Director) Rated: PG-13

Number of discs: 1
Rated: PG-13 Parents Strongly Cautioned
Studio: Broad Green Pictures
DVD Release Date: July 11, 2017
Run Time: 141 minutes

Synopsis: THE LOST CITY OF Z tells the incredible true story of British explorer Percy Fawcett (Charlie Hunnam), who journeys into the Amazon at the dawn of the 20th century and discovers evidence of a previously unknown, advanced civilization. Supported by his devoted wife (Sienna Miller), son (Tom Holland) and aide-de-camp (Robert Pattinson) — Fawcett returns time and again to his beloved jungle in search of the lost city. What he discovered became legendary.

Includes Commentary and Three Behind-the-Scenes Featurettes | Debuting on Digital HD, Blu-ray™/DVD Combo Pack, Blu-ray, DVD and VOD July 11

Review: I missed The Lost City of Z at the Dallas International Film Festival so I was excited about the release on Blu-Ray. The cast is an interesting blend with Sienna Miller and Robert Pattinson joining Charlie Hunnam. Of course Tom Holland is a very familiar name since taking on the role of Spider-Man in the new Spider-Man: Homecoming. This film comes in at almost 2 1/2 hours in length which might turn many off. But the ability to watch it in the comfort of your own home lessens that blow slightly. For a blu-ray the film is very dark and grainy on all interior scenes. The vast outdoor visuals are better but for scenery as majestic as this I wanted the colors to explode off the screen.

The writing, acting and ability to ground us in the period is spot on and the story is intriguing.

EXTRASAdventure in the Jungle is 5 minutes of behind the scenes clips but nothing that is riveting or enlightening. Basically the actors talking about being in the jungle.. Book to Screen is more interesting and gives backstory into the real Percy Fawcett. Filmmakers are more open and share personal info. The Expedition Journal is a just a group of stills from the film. I literally watched all of the extras in less than 15 minutes.