Closer (2013/Lionsgate Blu-ray)
A- Sound: B+ Extras: B Main Program: B+
a shipment of drugs goes missing on a remote island between U.S and
Canadian border, local forest ranger Henry (Tom Everett Scott) finds
himself caught between a man who wants to kill him and drug runners
who needs his help to retrieve the drugs. Outnumbered, out gunned
and with no communication with the outside world he goes into
survival mode. He and his would be killer must aside their
differences if both of them is to survive the night in Peter Hyams'
Enemies Closer (2013).
is also an ex-special force ranger trying to make peace with his past
until the past comes looking for him with revenge on his mind, a man
who blames the death of his brother on him, but their 'reunion' is
interrupted when a group of drug runners is after a lost shipment of
heroin. The drug runners lead by a vegan psycho killer named Xander
(Jean-Claude Van Damme) and needs Henry's help to find the drugs.
Both men knowing as soon as they get the drugs they are dead men,
they temporary set aside their differences and must work together, as
they work together Henry faces his past and explains what happened to
him and man's dead brother.
an action film, Van Damme was more comical than anything else, a
crazy vegan Frenchman psycho killer that can't use guns, that alone
made it worth watching at least once (oh how the mighty has fallen).
It had its fair share of action and shooting of guns, but there was
nothing new or surprising about the plot, you could see where it was
going, good guy must defeat drug runners with guerilla tactics.
1080p 2.35 X 1 digital High Definition image transfer looks as good
as this kind of release ever will thanks in part to Hyams' great eye
for cinema, almost matched by its solid
DTS-HD MA (Master Audio) 5.1 lossless mix, showing Hyams knows how to
make a thriller work. Extras
include making of the film, audio commentary, and digital HD.