The Last Station (BLU-RAY)

The Last Station

On Blu-Ray: 
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
Running Time: 
1 Hour, 50 Minutes

Whether by design or accident, The Last Station is a film with (I imagine) a rather narrow audience. I believe the sum total of fans (existing or potential) could be expressed this way: Tolstoy aficionados and/or fans of Christopher Plummer, Helen Mirren, James McAvoy or Paul Giamatti. Now obviously, that’s an incredible cast, but the subject matter is so specialized (eccentric? esoteric?) that I have a hard time appealing to a lot of people. I’m sure that Tolstoy fans will have a field day with it, but unless you’re a Russian history/literature buff, I doubt that you’ll get pulled into the story.


This is a nice looking/sounding movie, but given that it’s a period piece, there’s not a ton to look at from a special effects standpoint. Nice cinematography and a decent sound mix…that’s about it.

Special features include commentaries (Christopher Plummer and Helen Mirren and one with Director Michael Hoffman), outtakes and deleted scenes, and a tribute to Christopher Plummer.

Obviously I wasn’t that taken with this film, but if you’re a fan of any of the cast, it might be worth your time to check it out at least once.

Jeremy Hunt
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