Swordfish - (DVD)

Starring Halle Berry et al

Write a review


R 52

eB520

Discovery Miles  520

Shipped in 5 to 7 working days

When do I get it?

Prepaid codes are delivered to you via email as soon as payment has been approved.

When do I get it?

Once payment has been approved, purchased eBooks are added to your Digital Library, ready for you to download.

When do I get it?

Gift vouchers are delivered via email to the recipient as soon as payment has been approved.

Of course you want to know — When do I get it?


We strive at all times to get it to you on time but here are some indications:

If we say In Stock, we dispatch within the time frame of the shipping plan you selected.

If we say In Stock (You can also collect in cpt), the stock is available from our Cape Town warehouse and you can collect on the same working day if your payment has been authorised and you collect before 5pm.

If we say dispatched between X and Y days then it takes X to Y days to receive from a supplier and it will then be with you within the time frame of the shipping plan you selected.

If we say Pre-order it means that your item will be dispatched to you on the day it's released and arrive with the time span of the shipping plan you chose.

And then there's the Weekend. In order to receive goods on the weekend, select our weekend delivery option when checking out.

If this is all too confusing, call us on 087 362 8000 or send an e-mail to info@takealot.com. One of our friendly employees will get back to you pronto.


Eligible for Cash on Delivery. Learn more

What does this mean?

You can pay for this item with cash when your driver delivers your goods.

How does it work?

Select Cash On Delivery (COD) as your payment option when you checkout. Have the exact amount of cash ready for our friendly delivery driver when he arrives.

Is COD available on every order?

No. We don’t offer COD for:

  • Digital products (e.g. eBooks, gift vouchers or airtime)
  • Customised products (e.g. a sports shirt printed with a personalised name)
  • Orders totalling R5,000 or more
  • Orders being collected from our warehouse
  • Delivery addresses falling outside of our Mr D. Courier area

  • If your order is eligible for COD, it will be displayed as a payment option for you at checkout.

    Free Exchanges & Returns for 30 days. Learn more

    Free Exchanges & Returns for 30 Days


    Returns

    If you are not completely satisfied with your purchase, simply return the items to us in their original condition and packaging within 30 days of receipt and we will issue a credit which can be used to place a new order.

    Exchanges (Fashion, sportswear and shoes only)

    Wrong size? Don't quite like the colour? You can exchange your purchased item for a different size and/or colour up to 30 days from the day you received it, completely free of charge.

    The item must be unworn and unused (other than trials) with the original tags still attached. Packaging should be returned in an undamaged condition with the item

    When does this policy not apply?

    If the item is:
    • older than 30 days
    • opened, unsealed, used or missing any accessories
    • a digital product such as an eBook, electronic voucher, gaming code or other digital download;
    • an audio or video recording or computer software that has been unsealed;
    • a newspaper, periodical or magazine;
    • a foodstuff, beverage, or other product intended for everyday consumption;
    • a nursing or maternity product that has been unsealed, including (but not limited to) breast pumps, bottles, formula, maternity underwear, nappies and wipes;
    • a beauty product or fragrance which has been used; or
    • a product which has been personalised for you or made to your specifications.

    Find out more about Exchanges & Returns


    John Travolta stars as Gabriel Shear, a sinister mastermind with an elite criminal crew who are desperately trying to access information locked inside a complicated computer system that contains government secrets and, if they can hack it, a $9 billion payday...

    Categories
    ActionThrillerCrimeMovies
    Rating
    16V
    Number of Discs
    1
    Format
    DVD
    TV System
    PAL
    Country
    South Africa
    Region
    1. 2
    Barcode
    7321917213226
    Directors
    1. Dominic Sena
    Title
    Swordfish - (DVD)
    Actors
    1. Halle Berry
    2. Hugh Jackman
    3. John Travolta
    Year
    2001
    Running Time
    96
    Studio
    Warner

    Steve, . 27 March 2003

    SWORDFISH
    A film review by Steve Rhodes
    Copyright 2001 Steve Rhodes

    Okay, admit it. Sometimes movies are so awful, so over-the-top ridiculous that they're good and a lot of fun to laugh at. SWORDFISH, directed by Dominic Sena (GONE IN 60 SECONDS) and starring John Travolta, is one such film. And unlike Travolta's magnum opus of badness, BATTLEFIELD EARTH, SWORDFISH has so few pretensions that it invites you to laugh along with the script rather like the bouncing ball of music sing-alongs.

    Since the film's buzz has stemmed mainly from Halle Berry's infamous naked breast scene, perhaps I should start with the warning that the scene is about as exciting as a naked bust in an art museum. She shows them off briefly and rather nonchalantly as she reads. A later scene in which she is in bra and panties, however, will not disappoint those who take in the movie solely for the titillation factor.

    The story opens with a long, awkward monologue by Gabriel Shear (Travolta) about the movies. During his soliloquy the camera goes in and out of focus so many times that your head will feel like it may explode. Speaking of explosions, things that go boom in SWORDFISH don't just ignite, they go close to thermonuclear.

    SWORDFISH is the sort of movie that relishes its glorification of stupidity. As a hostage wired with remote control bombs walks around, mad bomber Gabriel warns the police to stay away. The agent in charge, A.D. Roberts (Don Cheadle), orders the cops to do what the bomber with the finger on the remote control says. Do they? Of course, not. They give the hostage the biggest bear hug this side of a therapy support group.

    Gabriel is a mysterious criminal who lives a life that would make Hugh Hefner in his prime jealous. "He lives in a world beyond your world," we are told. "What others only fantasize about, he does."

    Gabriel pays way more than minimum wage to the hackers that he uses to crack the world's electronic banking systems. Stanley Jobson (Hugh Jackman, X-MEN), whom the FBI labeled as the most dangerous hacker in America, is brought in by Gabriel for the ultimate test, cracking super secure government computers while having oral sex. Stan, who has a gun to his head, must do this, or he will be gone in 60 seconds. Of course, having been named Wired Magazine's "Man Of The Year" in 1996, Stan finishes just in time.

    The script by Skip Woods is quite educational. We learn that 128-bit encryption is pretty secure stuff unless someone with Stan's skills, who kind of intuits his ways through the decoding, is trying to break it. But, 512-bit is really tough stuff. And nobody is up to 1024-bit. Are you taking notes?

    You've probably always wondered exactly how superstar programmers work. Well, SWORDFISH shows that to do world-class hacking, you need nine monitors. Standing like a rock musician playing a keyboard, Stan, a triple espresso man, bounces around while writing his code, which appears on multiple screens as both lines of text and spinning 3D models.

    In a movie this silly, it's hard to pick a favorite moment. For me, it occurs after Gabriel stands up in his fast, expensive sports convertible to simultaneously shoot down sleek, black sport-utes on both sides. After he stops his car, he pulls a huge machine gun out of his trunk and starts blasting away like he is the last man standing at the Alamo. Others, however, may prefer the film's way, way over-the-top finale. Actually, the more I think about it, the story's ludicrous big secret may be the biggest hoot of all.

    SWORDFISH runs a fast 1:37. It is rated R for violence, language and some sexuality/nudity and would be acceptable for most teenagers.

    Region details

    DVD Region 2

    Region 2 - Europe (except Russia, Ukraine, and Belarus), Middle East, Egypt, Japan, South Africa, Swaziland, Lesotho, Greenland, French Overseas departments and territories.

    R 52

    Shop by Department