Alex Fletcher, TV Editor
"I watched the film eight hours into a cattle-class flight to LA. Squeezed in between a 20 stone woman and a crying baby, I actually thought James Franco had the better deal. It's probably a testament to to the film's class that I actually still enjoyed it, despite my circumstances, surroundings and the dodgy airplane food."
"Watching an interview with the mountain climber himself on This Morning pushed me into seeing the film. The Hollywood version of the arm-chopping was disappointing for me compared to the version told from the horse's mouth, but then I have seen all seven Saw movies at least twice, so my view of what is considered 'graphic' will be warped for life."
Amy Bell, News Sub-Editor
"My considered verdict is that it wasn't as bad as I thought it would be, although it still made me squirm. I think the soundtrack as Franco 'cut' the nerves in his arm and his reactions were the worst part - I almost felt the pain myself! His escape was amazing and poignant. It almost brought a tear to my eye to see the real Ralston and his wife and child at the end - lovely touch, I thought. Great film!"
"Based on reports of people fainting, I was expecting the scene to be over-the-top and gory. Instead, it veered towards realism and relied on excellent editing and sound, which I really appreciated. I squirmed most when Aron broke his own bones, though the nerve-cutting was also far from pleasant! There was a huge sense of euphoria when he escaped - and when he called out to the family and got rescued with Sigur Rós playing in the background, I got really emotional."
Naomi Rainey, Entertainment Reporter
"I was always a bit sceptical that the arm cutting would be faint-in-the-aisle horrific, but have to admit my stomach fluttered a few times. By far the worst bit is the sound! It's interesting how the knowledge of the big event influences your emotions through the film: I was a big ball of nerves waiting for it to happen, then when it did, there was a rush of relief it was over (and I wasn't ill/passed out), much like Aron's relief as he scrambles for freedom. A brilliant film - and not just because I love James Franco."
> DVD, Blu-ray roundup: Danny Boyle, StreetDance, The Hole
Watch our interview with 127 Hours director Danny Boyle from earlier in the year below:
127 Hours is available on Blu-ray and DVD now.