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Blu-ray Review: The Lost City of Z

July 11, 2017

By John Corrado

Based on the fascinating true story of Percy Fawcett (Charlie Hunnam), James Grey’s The Lost City of Z dramatizes the three expeditions that the British soldier turned explorer took into the Amazon between 1906 and 1925.  Although initially going for colonialist purposes, Fawcett brought back valuable evidence of a lost civilization that was way more advanced than anyone deemed possible at the time.

With an excellent cast led by Charlie Hunnam, and featuring strong supporting roles for Robert Pattinson, Sienna Miller and Tom Holland among others, The Lost City of Z is a piece of classical filmmaking that is absorbing, beautifully filmed and sometimes haunting to watch.  This is one of the finest movies of the year so far, and you can read my full review of the film right here.

The Blu-ray also includes a trailer-length promotional featurette entitled Locating the Lost City, which offers a fine but all too brief overview of the production, and comes packaged with both a regular DVD and a digital copy of the film.

The Lost City of Z is an Elevation Pictures release.  It’s 141 minutes and rated 14A.

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