NOWHERE TO RUN 88 FILMS BLU RAY REVIEW

The muscles from Brussels. The scissor kicking Belgium. Once a Ballet dancer, now a harden action hero that, during the 90s, pumped out films as good (if not some better) than Charles Bronson at his peak. Jean-Claude Camille François Van Varenberg. Sure he is a legend. You know that. Sure his is a fierce fighting machine. You know that too. But he is more. forget that he is the only man ever to have called out and made coward of, Steven Segal. JCVD plays as Sam Gillen, a prisoner who escapes from prison while be transported. He gets help from the man he took the fall for called Billy (Anthony Starke). Billy dies and Sam goes it alone. Sam sets up at a campsite, near to a local building project. While there things start to get interesting. A community is being brutally harassed, JCVD or should we say Sam, is the only thing between the capitalist monster at the end of the road called Franklin Hale (played by the wonderful Joss Ackland) and his trained, paid pitbull Mr. Dunston (Ted Levine from SILENCE OF THE LAMBS).

JCVD produced a shifting and pulsing body of work. From this right, good and for the American way piece, to his actioner’s that were for the box office. He returned from his UNIVERSAL SOLIDER success to make NOWHERE TO RUN. Originally set to be a serious actioner, from RETURN OF THE JEDI helmer, Richard Marquand (who had died prior to the films making). The project fell into the hands of JCVD and THE HITCHER director, Robert Harmon. What they produced might not be the original concept but it is something else. A run for the money works of Bronson, a 90s action flick with muscle and a straight to the heels film about a man and the system he wants to take on and down.

DISC

1080. Its expensive and difficult to upscale to say 2K or 4K, so 88 films have stuck to the 1080 HD. There are a few issues. Colours not fixed, light loss and stock deterioration on one scene. This said, it projects nicely, with a pretty little exterior photography element that made me happy…

EXTRAS

Sadly little extra here for the audience. There are some nice art cards inside the pack that will frame well…

SPECIAL FEATURES

  • [Strictly Limited to 3000 Units]
  • [Numbered Slipcase]
  • [Set of 4 Collectible Artcards]
  • [Fold-out A3 Poster]

  •  High Definition Blu-ray Presentation (1080p) in Original 1.85:1 Aspect Ratio

  • 2.0 DTS-HD Master Audio

  • Optional English Subtitles

  • Interview with 2nd Unit Director Peter MacDonald

  • Original Trailer
  • Region Code: B
  • Audio: DTS-HD MA 2.0
  • Picture: HD 1080p 1.85:1

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