West (2015/Lionsgate Blu-ray)
B+ Sound: B+ Extras: B Film: B
Maclean's Slow West is a beautiful film from frame one until
its conclusion. A true Western in a time where there aren't many,
the film stars Michael Fassbender and Kodi Smit-McPhee, both of who
are ironically mutants in Bryan Singer's X-Men universe.
Though vastly different here, Fassbender plays a cutthroat drifter
not-unlike Clint Eastwood's classic characters with a 'shoot first
and ask questions later' mentality.
the end of the nineteenth century, 16-year-old Jay Cavendish (Kodi
Smit-McPhee) journeys across the American frontier in search of the
woman he loves. He is joined by Silas (Michael Fassbender), a
mysterious traveler, and hotly pursued by an outlaw along the way.
Little does the boy know but the woman he loves and her Father are
worth a large reward and Silas is smart enough to use the kid to get
to a good payday.
presented on the Blu-ray format, this film has an incredible 1080p
high definition transfer (with a 1.66:1 widescreen aspect ratio) that
is picturesque and high in detail. Coupled with this glorious image
is a lossless DTS-HD MA (Master Audio) 5.1 track and English and
include A Making of Featurette and Deleted Scenes.
you are a fan of Westerns, definitely don't let this one pass you by.
Excellent performances and beautiful cinematography are on full
display here with an intriguing story that, while short, doesn't let
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