Excerpt: Soda Pictures have released the Academy Award nominee Kon-Tiki on to Blu-ray in the United Kingdom, using the original aspect ratio of 2.40:1. The film receives an AVC MPEG-4 encode and is 1080p. It includes both the Norwegian, and longer English versions.
Excerpt: Soda Pictures have released Norwegian Academy Award nominee "Kon-Tiki" on to DVD in the United Kingdom using the original aspect ratio of 2.40:1. The transfer is in PAL format and is anamorphic. Overall, it looks pretty damn good for DVD!
Conclusion: Joachim Ronning and Espen Sandberg's Kon-Tiki , the most expensive Norwegian film ever produced, is also one of the year's best films. I liked it so much that I am now going to see if I can track down a DVD copy of Thor Heyerdahl's original documentary film, which won an Oscar for Best Documentary...
Conclusion: 'Kon-Tiki' is a satisfying piece of entertainment that uses breathtaking visual imagery and a clever use of CGI to make the real-life journey of the Kon-Tiki expedition feel like a fantastical journey and triumph of the human spirit.
Conclusion: Though it doesn't necessarily shatter the mold of inspirational true stories, Norway's Kon-Tiki is well-made, instantly appealing, and consistently engaging. Its triumph of the human spirit is a pleasant contrast to last year's celebrated European films that about dismemberment, deterioration, and...
Excerpt: If nothing else, the fact-based sea-faring adventure Kon-Tiki allows one to revel in the basic pleasures of cinematic craftsmanship, which is a dying art in the age of the bloated summer blockbuster as recurring toy commercial.
Excerpt: Why do thrilling adventures rarely make for thrilling movies? As daring undertakings go, Thor Heyerdahl’s 1947 attempt to navigate from South America to Polynesia on a balsa-wood raft ranks with the best (or, for the spoilsports, most foolhardy).
Excerpt: Vårt lilla grannland i väst har sjösatt ett storskaligt äventyr, om den norske nationalhjälten Thor Heyerdahl. Precis som med hans omskrivna expedition från 1947 så imponerar både ambitionsnivån i projektet, och den följande världssuccén.