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Title:
Blood diamond
Edition:
Special ed.
Publication Information:
Burbank, CA : Warner Bros. Pictures : Distributed by Warner Home Video, 2007.
ISBN:
9781419851841
Physical Description:
2 videodiscs (143 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
System Details:
DVD; Region 1; Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround, Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo ; widescreen presentation aspect ratio 2.40:1, enhanced for widescreen televisions.
Target Audience:
MPAA rating: R; for strong violence and language.
Language:
English
Language Note:
In English, Fran?cais, or Espaanol, with optional subtitles in English, Fran?cais, or Espaanol; closed-captioned in English.
General Note:
Originally produced as a motion picture in 2006.

Disc 1: Special features: Commentary with director Edward Zwick [audio feature]; theatrical trailer (2 min.).

Disc 2: Special features: [Featurettes] Blood on the stone / written and presented by Sorious Samura (51 min.) -- Blood Diamond: Becoming Archer (9 min.) -- Blood Diamond: Journalists on the front line (6 min.) -- Blood Diamond: Inside the siege of Freetown (11 min.) -- Music video "Shine on Em" by Nas (3 min.).
Contents:
Caught in revolution's net -- Conflict zone statistics -- Danny negotiates -- Give it to me -- Hidden stones -- Meeting Maddy -- Soldiers and captives -- Colored by blood -- Soldier of the revolution -- Get over yourself -- Freetown siege -- Shooting to kill -- Using each other -- Unhappy reunion -- His only chance -- Little bang-bang -- Drive to survive -- Good intentions -- Painful history -- Child soldier's target -- Parting company -- After skinning -- Master -- Searching for Dia -- Father forsaken -- Kill them all -- Deadly digsite -- I am your father -- Take your boy home -- Real story now -- Solomon negotiates -- Third World's voice/Coda -- End credits.
Abstract:
Set against the backdrop of civil war and chaos in 1990's Sierra Leone, Blood Diamond is the story of Danny Archer - an ex mercenary from Zimbabwe - and Solomon Vandy - a Mende fisherman. Both men are African, but their histories as different as any can be, until their fates become joined in a common quest to recover a rare pink diamond that can transform their lives. While in jail for smuggling, Archer learns that Solomon - who was taken from his family and forced to work in the diamond fields - has found and hidden the extraordinary rough stone. With the help of Maddy Bowen, an American journalist whose idealism is tempered by a deepening connection with Archer, the two men embark on a trek through rebel territory, a journey that could save Solomon's family and give Archer the second chance he thought he would never have.
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A South African mercenary and a Mende fisherman find their fates forever intertwined as they embark on a quest to obtain a rare and highly coveted pink diamond in director Edward Zwick's frantic adventure drama. Ripped from his family farm and forced to toil away in the sweltering South African diamond fields, Solomon Vandy (Djimon Hounsou) discovered an extraordinary rough stone of immeasurable value. Danny Archer (Leonardo DiCaprio) is a hired gun who specializes in the sale of so-called "blood diamonds" that are used to finance rebellions and terrorist organizations, and is currently serving time for smuggling. As a bloody civil war rages in Sierra Leone and Archer learns that Vandy has safely hidden the diamond in a place where no one would ever suspect, the pair enlist the aid of disillusioned American journalist Maddy Bowen (Jennifer Connelly) in recovering the treasure that has the power to save Vandy's family and provide the desperate Archer with a much-needed chance for redemption. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi