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Mining For Ruby (2014/MVD Visual DVD)

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

In Laura Zoe Quist's Mining For Ruby (2014), Jack (Daniel Ponickly) has escaped to Alaska after the death of his wife and lock himself up in the family cabin. That is until he meets Ruby (Antoinette Kalaj), a graduate studying environmental pollution, but when Ruby goes up against the mining and oil companies, can Jack find the courage to help Ruby fight billion dollar companies and find the courage to win her heart?

Jack became a depressed alcoholic widow after the death of his wife, after spending all his money on alcohol and prostitutes he finally meets Ruby, a beautiful graduate student on a crusade to save the planet. Unfortunately, Ruby isn't the perfect angel she appears to be, she is stalked by her psychotic ex-convict American boyfriend (who seems the cops don't care about his restraining orders) as well as her own professor (who seems he would like to be MORE than just her teacher/mentor). Drawing to each other, can Jack and Ruby lick each other's wounds and get over their traumas?

Can anybody say rebound effect? This was a wanna be soap opera film, it was filled with imperfect, and flawed characters mixed with a romance drama. It feels like modern films are saying more and more modern couples should be about divorced characters, who are/were in abusive or affair-like relationships. The whole point of drama would be better if the characters were already traumatized. They might as well call the movie 'Fracking for Ruby'.

Billy Zane and Mischa Barton also stars.

The anamorphically enhanced 1.78 X 1 image looks so good, I wish this was a Blu-ray, but the sound is really off, so I have to warn you to expect issues there. There are no extras.

- Ricky Chiang


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