The Last King of Scotland (Widescreen)

Starring: James McAvoy & Forest Whitaker Director: Kevin MacDonald  Rated: R: Restricted
Charming. Magnetic. Murderous.
The Last King of Scotland (Widescreen)
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: R
  • Run Time: 2 hours, 1 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 2006
  • Label: Fox Searchlight
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 2.35
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 5.1 - English
    • Dolby Digital Surround - French, Spanish
    • Subtitles - English, Spanish - Optional
  • Additional Release Material:
    • Alternate Scenes: Deleted Scenes (w/ Optional Commentary)
    • Audio Commentary: Kevin Macdonald - Director
    • Behind the Scenes:
      1. "Fox Movie Channel Presents: Casting Session: THE LAST Documentaries:
      2. "Capturing Idi Amin"
      3. Forest Whitaker Featurette
Disc: KING OF SCOTLAND"
  • Additional Release Material:
    • Trailers:
      1. Theatrical Trailer
      2. International Trailer

Performers, Cast and Crew:

Starring &
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Directed by
Screenwriting by &
Composition by
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Director of Photography:
Executive Production by , &

Major Awards:

Academy Awards 2006 - Best Actor: Forest Whitaker

Entertainment Reviews:

Premiere - 10/01/2006
3 stars out of 5 -- "Forest Whitaker has given a lot of extraordinary performances in his career, but none quite as high voltage as [this] portrayal..."
Box Office - 10/01/2006
4 stars out of 5 -- "[A] flawless match-up of acting skill and role. It's compelling, seductive and terrifying."
Entertainment Weekly - 10/06/2006
"Amin is just half the story -- and Whitaker, given such rich source material, carries the easier half." -- Grade: B+
Rolling Stone - 10/19/2006
3 stars out of 4 -- "Powerful. Thundering. Colossal -- puny words to describe Forest Whitaker's king-size, Oscar-ready performance of Ugandan dictator Idi Amin....Whitaker is on fire, and as long as he's onscreen, KING keeps you riveted."
Total Film - 02/01/2007
4 stars out of 5 -- "[A] major work....With Macdonald putting himself in the front rank of important filmmakers -- British or otherwise."
Uncut - 02/01/2007
4 stars out of 5 -- "A canny political satire at heart and one that expertly sustains a sensation of impending doom..."
Sight and Sound - 02/01/2007
"Forest Whitaker, in a tour de force performance, captures the man's mannerisms and lethal range of moods so convincingly that when we see newsreel footage of the real Amin it seems like somebody impersonating Whitaker."
Ultimate DVD - 05/01/2007
4 stars out of 5 -- "[Whitaker] renders the tyrant as equally charming, childlike and terrifyingly brutal. Likewise, McAvoy is perfect as the flawed but sympathetic Garrigan..."

Plot Keywords:

1970s | Africa | Based On A Novel | History | Politics | Theatrical Release

Production Notes:

  • Theatrical Release: September 27, 2006 (Limited)

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  • Sales Rank: 81,568
  • UPC: 024543407201
  • Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
  • International Shipping: 1 item

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