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Heist (2015/Lionsgate Blu-ray)

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

Scott Mann's Heist (2015) boasts an incredible cast in Robert De Niro, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Kate Bosworth, Gina Carano, and Dave Bautista with a high concept plot in the vein of Die Hard and Speed. Unfortunately, if you have seen those films you are may be a bit disappointed by this one, which borrows heavily from them and puts much of its entertainment value on the shoulders of the actors themselves to carry the film through to a ridiculous climax.

When their attempt to rob a casino owned by the feared gangster Pope (Robert De Niro - who may be getting typecast in these sort of roles) goes awry and a shootout ensues, Vaughn (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) and Cox (Dave Bautista) are forced to flee on foot and hijack city Bus 657 and take the passengers hostage. Hints of Casino and Heat also turn up.

Now, in a high speed chase, Vaughn will not only have to outwit the police, led by Officer Bajos (Gina Carano) who are in hot pursuit, but he will have to contend with Pope's maniacal right hand man, Dog (Morris Chestnut), in order to make it through the day alive. But we quickly learn that things are not what they seem, and Vaughn has more than one card up his sleeve.

Presented in 1080p high definition with a widescreen presentation of 2.40:1 and a crisp, lossless English DTS-HD MA (Master Audio) 5.1 audio track, the film looks and sounds fantastic on Blu-ray disc. Ultraviolet Copy is also included.

The extras here aren't bad, which include:

Commentary with Director Scott Mann, Actor Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Writer Max Adams
Deleted/Extended Scenes
The Making of "Heist" Featurette
Cast and Crew Interviews
Trailer Gallery

All in all, if you are a fan of the actors then this film may be worth checking out. I just didn't find it original enough to enjoy more than once.

- James Lockhart



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