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Seal Team 8: Behind Enemy Lines (2014/Fox DVD)

Picture: B- Sound: C+ Extras: A Film: C+

Seal Team 8 discover a plot by terrorist to buy weapons grade uranium after rescuing an agent in the field. With zero back up, low on ammo and a small window of opportunity, the team must venture deep into the heart of Africa to uncover the mysterious seller and buyers, and protect the world from terrorist getting their hands on WMDs. The team is a covert ops that is called in for illegal operations to stop druglords, warlords, and other threats to the civilized world.

When they discover a plot for weapons grade uranium for WMDs they must discover who is the mysterious seller, the mine's location and buyer. As Team 8 get closer to their target and the truth, one by one the team member get picked off until their is only one left, but regardless of odds the mission must be complete in Roel Reine's Seal Team 8: Behind Enemy Lines (2014), a supposed-but-belated 4th Behind Enemy Lines film.

This was your average war soldier story, the lone soldier getting revenge for all his fallen brothers and somehow saving the day. In general I judge war movies by how believable does soldiers act and look, do I believe they are military or do they look more like weekend paint-ballers. While the special effects were decent, the plot was way too transparent, I guessed early on the mysterious evil arch enemy was actually the character/agent they rescued in the beginning. As for the finale, it was a bit over the top with a lone Seal is a one man army and takes on an entire city of terrorists.

The anamorphically enhanced 1.78 X 1 image is as good as it will get for this format, but the lossy Dolby Digital 5.1 mix is lacking often. This is on Blu-ray too and that would likely offer better playback. Extras include commentary by the director, the Ultimate Mission, Surviving the Shoot, Master of Chaos and trailers.

- Ricky Chiang


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