The Criterion Collection's Hunger Blu-ray Movie Review & Trailer

Hunger a 1981 Criterion film set in Northern Ireland's prison, Maze where inmate Bobby Sands went on a hunger strike.

Hunger is based on a true story that took place in 1981 in Northern Ireland's prison, Maze where inmate Bobby Sands went on a hunger strike, protesting the fact that the government refused to see him and other IRA inmates as political prisoners. Amazon summed up this movie very nicely when they said, "McQueen dramatizes prison existence and Sands' final days in a way that is purely experiential, even abstract, a succession of images full of both beauty and horror."

There are a number of Amazon customer reviews of interest for Hunger, including this one by Nathan Andersen. "Apart from being overwhelmed by the intensity and importance of the subject matter...I was stunned by the power of the filmmaking. This is one of the most impressive directorial efforts I've seen in a long time, and an amazing debut by Steve McQueen, and I expect it will be recognized as one of the most important films of this decade by the film historians who care about substance and style over commercialism and buzz. This is definitely one to have for the library of the film lover who likes to study films; there's a lot to learn here." You can read all of the Amazon customer reviews by clicking right here.

With regard to the quality of the Blu-ray release, does an in-depth review of Hunger and calls the Blu-ray transfer impressive and calls the Blu-ray disc VERY HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

High-Def Digest says that this is a hard-to-watch movie but that it is an important one with some moving acting. The movie is recommended on its own merits and the Blu-ray transfer is well done, too. They call it a no-brainer, HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

Finally, DVD Talk says that this is an unsettling film and a moving experience, one that should be seen. The Blu-ray, they say is as good as the movie, with a "spectacular high definition presentation and an equally effective master-quality soundtrack."

Hunger was on the list of best Blu-ray movies of 2010 and obviously, would make an excellent addition to your Blu-ray movie collection.

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