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Touched With Fire (2016/Lionsgate Blu-ray)

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

If you or a loved one have a bipolar manic depressive condition, then you will definitely be able to identify with this hard hitting drama starring Katie Holmes and Luke Kirby (both of whom have a strong onscreen chemistry), that is the feature film debut of director Paul Dalio; Touched With Fire (2016).

If you threw One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, and the underrated 2010 comedy/drama It's Kind of a Funny Story into a blender then you would have this film. While it is nicely produced and acted, I ultimately found it to be a bit predictable and familiar in terms of plot.

When two poets (Holmes and Kirby) that have bipolar disorders meet in a psychiatric treatment facility, they soon fall in love and influence one another into living their lives to the fullest in the most insane ways possible. While everyone in their lives tells them that their relationship is toxic, the two battle the disease and change one another forever.

Presented in 1080p high definition with a widescreen aspect ratio of 2.40:1 and a lossless DTS-HD MA (Master Audio) 5.1 track that is nice & clear here on Blu-ray disc. Also included is a digital copy of the film for your tablet or smartphone if you like to watch your films on the go.

Extras include

''The Making of Touched with Fire'' featurette.

Audio Commentary with Writer/Director Paul Dalio and Producer/Director of Photography Kristina Nikolova.

''A Conversation with Paul Dalio and Dr. Kay Jamison'' featurette.

Deleted Scene

Photo Gallery

All in all, a one time watch for me but if you enjoy dramas or films centered around mental illnesses, then this is one to put on your watch list.

- James Lockhart



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