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Forsaken (2015/Entertainment One Blu-ray)

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

For a modern Western, Jon Cassar's Forsaken (2015) has a pretty impressive cast including Kiefer Sutherland, Donald Sutherland, Demi Moore, Brian Cox, and Michael Wincott. They still can't save a familiar western narrative - a lone gunmen running from his past who tries to be at peace but is constantly running into the wrong type of fella that knows just how to push his buttons. Narrative aside, the film looks and sounds great on Blu-ray disc with some beautiful cinematography and locations that will be sure to please most Western fans.

In 1872, John Henry Clayton (Kiefer Sutherland) retires as a gunfighter and returns to his hometown of Fowler, Wyoming in hope of repairing his relationship with his estranged father, Reverend Clayton (Donald Sutherland). However, he soon learns that the town is in turmoil, as the railroad will be coming through the area and a criminal gang is terrorizing ranchers who refuse to sell their land. John Henry is the only one who can stop them, but his father does not want his son to return to a life of violence.

Presented in 1080p High Definition with a widescreen aspect ratio of 2.40:1 and a crystal clear DTS-HD MA (Master Audio) lossless 5.1 track, the film looks and sounds great on Blu-ray disc as close-ups on characters reveal crisp detail down to the very wrinkle on the face and the landscapes come across lush and rich in texture. No digital copy inclusion.

The only extra is a Making Of featurette.

If you;re a fan of Westerns and are looking for something new with some familiar faces, then you may want to check out Forsaken. Will it be a long-remembered masterpiece? No. But it could entertain you for 90 minutes.

- James Lockhart



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