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    Set in Sierra Leone, BLOOD DIAMOND explores the role of diamond trading in the African civil war of the late 1990s. Narrowly escaping death when his village is invaded by R.U.F. militia, farmer Solomon Vandy (Djimon Hounsou) is enslaved at a diamond mine and has his family taken from him. When he discovers an unusually large stone he buries it, knowing it may be his only tool for retrieving his family. While Vandy is imprisoned, white African diamond smuggler Danny Archer (Leonardo DiCaprio) overhears an angry R.U.F. leader shouting at the farmer about the missing diamond, and he gets Vandy out of jail, then bribes him with the promise that he will help find Vandy's family in return for half the diamond's worth. Bonded by a common goal, the two men clash over drastically different values, but manage to stick together in pursuit of the prize. Also playing a part is fearless American journalist Maddie Bowen (Jennifer Connolly), whose flirtations with Archer and obsession with the truth land her in the middle of the bloody action. As the three embark on a dangerous journey filled with close calls, unlikely bonds form that threaten to change Archer's unfeeling ways. Meanwhile, a plotline following Vandy's beloved son shows us the horror being done to and by child soldiers at the hands of the so-called freedom-fighting rebel forces. Addressing his serious subject with passion and skill, director Edward Zwick (THE LAST SAMURAI) delivers impressive action sequences that feel horrifically real without seeming excessive. While some critics have taken stabs at the film for its Hollywood elements, no one can argue against BLOOD DIAMOND's noble intentions or its stellar performances. To most viewers, the film is likely to provide a disturbing and educational look at a world many know little about.

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    UPC 085391117629
    Studio Warner Brothers
    Format DVD
    Extra Info Widescreen
    Genre Action/Adventure
    Rating Restricted
    Dimensions 5.5" x 0.5" x 7.75" WxHxD
    Weight 0.2 lbs
    Stars Ato Essandoh, Stephen Collins, Leonardo DiCaprio, Arnold Vosloo, Jimi Mistry, Marius Weyers, Michael Sheen, Djimon Hounsou, Jennifer Connelly, Kasigo Kuypers, Basil Wallace
    Directors Edward Zwick
    Dimensions 8.0x6.0x1.0
    Model Number 085391117629
    Country of Origin United States

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    • Blood Diamond

      Not To Bad Of a Movie to much Volences Its ok to watch if you like alot of Blood.

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    • Blood Diamond

      I really enjoyed this movie. I missed seeing it in the theater, I was out of the country so it was a real treat to see it in my home. P.R.

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    • Not for the squemish

      Great movie, but bloody. Great twist at the end. Not for teenagers and below. Saw it in the theater and had to have it for my video library. Great action.

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    • I'll never buy a diamond again...

      Blood Diamond is a well-made movie. If you can get passed De Caprio's South African accent, you'll find all the reasons why diamonds are the most controversial of all jems. Point of the movie: Diamonds are over-priced, people die for them, I'll never ever, ever buy one. Prices are controlled and you never know the exact origins of them. I hate diamonds, but loved the movie.... "Long sleeve, or short sleeve?"

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    • Blood Diamond

      WOW! Fabulous acting and an incredible script! A real adventure! Everyone should see this...if only for the historical information. I'll never look at a diamond the same way again!!!!!!

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