Apocalypto /

by Gibson, Mel [drt]; Davey, Bruce [pro]; Safinia, Farhad [aus]; Miranda, Sergio [pro]; Youngblood, Rudy [act]; Hernandez, Dalia [act]; Brewer, Jonathan [act]; Birdyellowhead, Morris [act]; Baez, Carlos Emilio [act]; Ramirez, Amilcar [act]; Contreras, Israel [act]; Rios, Israel [act]; Cache, Espiridion Acosta [act]; Sérbulo, Mayra [act]; Larios, Iazua [act]; Hernández, Lorena [act]; Gutierrez, Itandehui [act]; Gutierrez, Sayuri [act]; Semler, Dean [cng]; Wright, John [flm]; Horner, James [cmp]; Rubeo, Mayes C [cst]; Sanders, Tom [prs]; Signoretti, Aldo; Touchstone Home Entertainment (Firm); Touchstone Pictures; Icon Productions; Buena Vista Home Entertainment (Firm).
Material type: materialTypeLabelVisual materialPublisher: Burbank, CA : Touchstone Home Entertainment : Distributed by Buena Vista Home Entertainment, [2007]Edition: Widescreen.Description: 1 videodisc (138 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.ISBN: 0788868780; 9780788868788.Language note: In Mayan, with optional English, French, or Spanish subtitles.Closed-captioned.Other title: Title on container: Mel Gibson's Apocalypto.Uniform titles: Apocalypto (Motion picture).Subject(s): Mayas -- Drama | Kings and rulers, Ancient -- Drama | Human sacrifice -- Drama | Temples -- Drama | Man-woman relationships -- Drama | Temples -- Drama | Mayas -- Drama | Kings and rulers, Ancient -- Drama | Human sacrifice -- Drama | Temples -- Drama | Man-woman relationship -- Drama | Feature films | Epic films | Historical films | Video recordings for the hearing impaired | Feature films | Epic films | Historical films | Films for the hearing impaired | Fiction films | Action and adventure films | Epic films | Drama | Video recordings for the hearing impaired | Feature films | Historical -- Feature | Ethnic -- Feature | Action and adventure films | Drama | Epic films | Feature films | Fiction films | Films for the hearing impaired | Historical films | Video recordings for the hearing impairedCast: Rudy Youngblood, Dalia Hernandez, Jonathan Brewer, Morris Birdyellowhead, Carlos Emilio Baez, Amilcar Ramirez, Israel Contreras, Israel Rios, Espiridion Acosta Cache, Mayra Serbulo, Iazua Larios, Lorena Hernández, Itandehui Gutierrez, Sayuri Gutierrez.Summary: As the Mayan kingdom faces its decline, the rulers insist the key to prosperity is to build more temples and offer human sacrifices. Jaguar Paw is a young man who is captured for sacrifice, but flees to avoid his fate. He is taken on a perilous journey to a world that is ruled by fear and oppression, where a harrowing end awaits him. Through a twist of fate and spurred by the power of his love for his woman and his family he will make a desperate break to return home and to ultimately save his way of life.
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As the foundation of the Mayan civilization begins to crumble, one man's previously idyllic existence is forever changed when he is chosen as a sacrifice needed to appease the gods in director Mel Gibson's mythic, end-times adventure. The Mayan kingdom is at the absolute height of opulence and power, but leaders are convinced that unless more temples are constructed and more human sacrifices made, the crops, and ultimately the people, will suffer. Jaguar Paw (Rudy Youngblood) is a peaceful hunter from a remote forest tribe whose life is about to be changed forever. When Jaguar Paw's village is raided and he is prepared as a sacrifice that the Mayan deities have demanded, the brave young hunter is forced to navigate a horrific new world of fear and oppression. Fearlessly determined to escape his captors and save his family from a harrowing demise, Jaguar Paw prepares to risk it all in one final, desperate attempt to preserve his dying way of life. However, few who have seen the sacrificial alter of the Mayans have managed to live to see another day. Now, in order to rescue his pregnant wife and young son, Jaguar Paw will have to elude the most powerful warriors of the Mayan kingdom while using his vast knowledge of the forest to turn the tables on those who would rather see him dead than set free. Inspired by such ancient Mayan texts as the Popul Vuh, Apocalypto marks a comprehensive collaboration between director Gibson, Cambridge-educated screenwriter Farhad Safinia, and world-renowned archeologist and Mayan culture expert Dr. Richard D. Hansen -- whose services as a special consultant on the film lent the production an unprecedented degree of historical accuracy. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

DVD; NTSC, region 1; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround, DTS 5.1 surround; dual-layered.

In Mayan, with optional English, French, or Spanish subtitles.

Closed-captioned.

Rudy Youngblood, Dalia Hernandez, Jonathan Brewer, Morris Birdyellowhead, Carlos Emilio Baez, Amilcar Ramirez, Israel Contreras, Israel Rios, Espiridion Acosta Cache, Mayra Serbulo, Iazua Larios, Lorena Hernández, Itandehui Gutierrez, Sayuri Gutierrez.

Director of photography, Dean Semler ; editor, John Wright ; music, James Horner ; costume designer, Mayes C. Rubeo ; production designer, Tom Sanders ; hair and make-up designer, Aldo Signoretti.

DVD release of the 2006 motion picture.

MPAA rating: R; for sequences of graphic violence and disturbing images ; Canadian Home Video rating: 18A; for gory scenes, and brutal violence.

As the Mayan kingdom faces its decline, the rulers insist the key to prosperity is to build more temples and offer human sacrifices. Jaguar Paw is a young man who is captured for sacrifice, but flees to avoid his fate. He is taken on a perilous journey to a world that is ruled by fear and oppression, where a harrowing end awaits him. Through a twist of fate and spurred by the power of his love for his woman and his family he will make a desperate break to return home and to ultimately save his way of life.

Special features include: "Becoming Mayan: making 'Apocalypto'" ; deleted scene with optional commentary by director Mel Gibson and co-writer Farhad Safinia ; feature commentary by director Mel Gibson and co-writer Farhad Safinia.

For private home use only.

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