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Valerian and the City of A Thousand Planets

Valerian and the City of A Thousand Planets

DVD - 2017
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In the 28th century, Valerian and Laureline are a team of special operatives charged with maintaining order throughout the human territories. Under assignment from the Minister of Defense, the two embark on a mission to the astonishing city of Alpha. A mystery is at the center of Alpha, a dark force which threatens the peaceful existence of the city.
Publisher: Santa Monica, California : Lions Gate Entertainment, [2017]
Edition: DVD edition
Copyright Date: ©2017
Branch Call Number: DVD VALERIA
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (137 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
4 3/4 in
digital,optical,surround,Dolby digital 5.1,rda
NTSC,rda
video file,DVD video,region 1,rda
Language Note: In English or dubbed Spanish with optional English or Spanish subtitles; closed-captioned; descriptive audio

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BookGoddess8
May 01, 2021

A galactic romp based on a French comic book that the director loved as a kid. It took a lot of advanced tech to make it so he had to wait for the tech to become available. Filled with all kinds of interesting characters Bob the Pirate who has a sub, Jolly the Pimp (played by Ethan Hawke) and Bubble (played by Rihanna) the shapeshifting stripper —so incredible it’s almost worth watching it for that. I enjoyed this film. Depending on what you want & expect, you’ll either enjoy it or not.

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itsamitzi
Feb 01, 2021

Unless you have interest in Harry Potter in outer space, stay clear of this mess. No cutting edge special effects could redeem this teenage fantasy. Nothing here to see, folks, move along.

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Annoyed_2
Sep 28, 2020

Borrowed this movie and watched it twice before bringing it back. Within the week I found it at the store for $5. Directed by Luc Besson who has written and directed The Fifth Element, The Transporter series and Kiss of the Dragon to name a few of my favorites.

ACL_BethB Sep 03, 2020

Pretty. Storyline had some promise, but it stopped making sense. And the character of the male lead, left a lot to be desired.

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Victor1963
Aug 26, 2020

Another Excellent work of Luc Besson!Great movie!Great story!Five stars!Two thumbs Up!

ACL_NicholasS Aug 01, 2020

I really wanted to like this movie. The 5th Element is one of my favorite movies and since Luc Besson did such an amazing job with that last space opera I figured this one would be good too. It's just a real shame they did such a poor job casting this one. The acting is so so bad. The main dude in this one is not good. Stiff acting, poorly delivered lines, ridiculous side characters and aliens that are just silly and don't make any sense. Skip this one.

Gemini__Librarian Jul 16, 2020

Prepare for a cosmic, galactic rollercoaster with Valerian and the City of One Thousand Planets based on the novel by French author Jean-Claude Mezieres. This sweeping film is steeped in futurist, science fiction and is reminiscent of astronomical adventure classics with it's high technology focus, sophisticated advanced pluralistic society and intergalactic, planetary web of united forces dueling for good or for evil in an age of space exploration and space colonization. With it's incredibly vivid graphic effects and bright cinematography, the special digital effects are arguably unrivaled in their intensity and attention to micro-landscape detail. Viewers will feel immersed in a colorful, high intensity, busy, urban landscape where the alien and the unusual are anything but outlandish and strange and where augmented, virtual reality is a norm for even the most mundane of tasks as well as thrilling ones including visitation of different landscapes. With the extinction of a beautiful, primitive, indigenous, native people on the horizon from the planet Mul, an indigenous princess's dying wish, in the wake of intergalactic colonialism, is to summon the investigative powers of Valerian (played by Dane DeHaan), a United Human Federation Soldier and thus his solider partner-in-force Lauraline (played by Cara Delevingne). After Princess Liho-Minaa's wish manifests itself as a form of dream telepathy, Valerian is set to determine what space colonial tragedy happened to Princess Liho-Minaa's tribe, after a series of events leads him to the discovery Planet Mul was not without an indigenous population but instead was the foci of a type of intergalactic United Human Federation indigenous people from the Planet Mul's existential crisis motivated by greed, political expansion and colonization.- Review Written by Danielle

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travistar
May 28, 2020

Great science fiction movie!!! The production value is great, the visuals are stunning,and there's even a song and dance by Rhianna !! ( who plays..wait for it... a shapeshifting stripper!) If you want a good sci-fi escape, this is a good place to land. Decent story, loads of good CGI, and great aliens. Dont listen to the bad reviews below, they must be stuffy party poopers, because this one was fun! A bit tounge in cheek, but in a good way.

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mJJLnk7
Mar 25, 2020

It took me at least half an hour to get into the film, but it's well worth the wait...a lot of fun. Repeat. Lot of fun.

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akirakato
Feb 28, 2020

3 1383 10861 3103
This DVD has something definitely wrong!
The voices come out but no images on the screen!

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jimg2000
Jan 07, 2018

The mythology of the people on Mül :

Our planet is very beautiful and we live in harmony with the elements. Our activities are fishing and collecting energy. That energy makes fertile soil, control the wind and the waves. Two years we performed on land and sea.
We lived in harmony for centuries. Until doomsday arrives. The sky outside our planet a big battle going on. The war between the two parties, we do not recognize. ...
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Some one liners in IMDb except:
Why don't you think with your heart and not your head for once?
-I don't wanna be another name on your list of conquests. Thank you very much.
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I did learn something.
-What?
I want only your name on my playlist.

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jimg2000
Jan 07, 2018

The city of a thousand planets:
Welcome to Alpha, the city's thousands of planets... growing 7 percent this year. And since its off of the terrestrial orbit, where it's already ventured as far as 700 million miles.
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Nearly 30 million. 3236 species from the four corners of the universe is here. Mixing knowledge and their culture. More than 5000 languages here, and not the language of the computer. Demographics. In the South there is a section setting inhabited 800 species in any type of liquid. Like farmers, who cultivate Polom Cobalt. In the North there is a carbonated areas inhabited by Azimo. That's because sensitivitasnya, they meant the question of Science and molecular components of the nerve. They can makes cells of any kind. To the East, the great Olight colony. They control information technology, finance, and banking. Finally in the West, in a pressurized atmosphere, we have 9 million man and similar species. ...

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