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Dead Drop (2013/Lionsgate DVD)

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

A CIA operative, Michael Shaughnessy, is shot by his best friend and pushed out of a plane but somehow survives the 5,000 foot fall. Upon regaining consciousness, Michael reenters the Mexican smuggling ring where he was operating deep under cover to flush out his attacker, who is also holding his girlfriend hostage. So he reinserts himself against the orders of his superiors, goes rogue to find out what happened, who betrayed him, and if he can do anything to get his revenge. R. Ellis Frazier's Dead Drop (2013) stars Luke Goss and Nestor Carbonell.

The man he knows he needs to find is Santiago, Michael's former partner in crime. He had gained Santiago's trust, entered his inner circle, was on his way to busting the ring wide open, when everything had gone wrong. But now that everyone knows Michael's not dead, he's having trouble contacting his old buddy.

Apparently Santiago is in hiding, moving from place to place in a state of paranoia, feeling the shadow of Michael's wrath creeping up behind him, but no one is untraceable. It just takes a little persuasion to get the right information from the right people, and Michael knows who to ask. He stops off to contact his old love, goes to see some cousins who might know a thing or two, kidnaps an aspiring dentist; all in a day's work for an agent who has murder on his mind, a man who won't stop until his killer is dead.

The film has some interesting action sequences but never quite losing sight of its narrative which is important for a film of this caliber. It's a generic premise but succeeds in entertaining fans of generic action like The Expendables films or Jason Statham-esque thrillers.

Sound and Picture on the disc are standard for DVD with a standard definition image with an anamorphic aspect ratio at 2.35:1 and a lossy Dolby Digital 5.1 mix. Spanish subtitles are also on the disc. Special Features are a Trailer and a Photo Gallery.

- James Harland Lockhart V



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