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In The Blood (2014/Anchor Bay Blu-ray w/ DVD)

Picture: B-/C Sound: B/B- Extras: D Film: B-

Ava (Gina Carano) is a woman with a dark past, but when her husband is kidnapped during their Caribbean honeymoon, must rely on her past skills to find her newly wed husband, but as she searches for the truth, she dives into the criminal underworld that exists on the island paradise. She discovers how much the cartel has control of the government and how far the corruption goes, but what the cartel doesn't know, is how far she is willing to go to get her husband back. Ava is survivor of child abuse, since she was a child she was beaten and tortured by her criminal father to make her tougher than anyone, so when the time come, she would be able to send others to their grave first before they send her to her grave. Years later after leaving the life of violence behind, her life seems perfect until her wealthy husband disappeared after a vacation accident. She discover he was kidnapped for illegal organ trafficking for his blood type. Now, she must rely on the deadly skills she learned as a child to not only battle the criminal underworld, but a corrupt police force and government that covered it up.

You can take a person out of the criminal organization, but you can never take criminal out of a person. John Stockwell's In The Blood (2014) was/is a non-stop action film filled with violence, revenge and payback. When the main character is lied to and the legal system fails, then the only recourse is to take things into your own hands (most of the time illegal), which you can't really blame them for that.

The 1080p 1.85 X 1 HD-shot digital High Definition image has more motion blur than it should, which is worse on the softer, anamorphically enhanced DVD version. The Dolby TrueHD 5.1 lossless mix has a mostly consistent soundfield, but sometimes has location audio issues, if not much. The lossy Dolby Digital 5.1 mix on the DVD is weaker still, as expected. Extras include Behind The Scenes of In the Blood.

- Ricky Chiang


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