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Precious Cargo (2015/Lionsgate Premiere Blu-ray)

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

Max Adams' direct-to-video 2015 action film Precious Cargo is one of the most soulless action films I've seen in a while. A tired script full of predictable twists and turns, bored actors, and action that struggles to compete with episodes of CSI.

The film stars Mark Paul Gosselaar (the now much older & nearly unrecognizable Zack Morris from NBC's 'classic' sitcom Saved By The Bell and recently of the underrated cable hit Franklin & Bash), Claire Forlani (Mallrats, Meet Joe Black), and Bruce Willis (who was obviously only on set for three or four days as he is barely in this movie at all).

Betrayed by a woman he loved (as who is presumably pregnant with his child) to please her mob boss (Willis), an arms dealer ends up in a twisted deal to steal some rare gems that are worth millions. Along the way, he beds every attractive woman he comes across, fights men on land and by sea (and jet skis), and ends up falling in love along the way.

Its obvious that this film was doctored up a lot by reshoots and extra padding to give it a longer runtime, as there are many scenes that barely further the plot and could have been easily cut out. The opening title sequence is tired and long (mimicking a Guy Ritchie-style motion graphic sequence that would have been better saved for the end credits), and some scenes that flat out don't make any sense. Sporting a zero rating from several critics, this film is a flat out flop.

Presented in 1080p high definition with a widescreen aspect ratio of 2.40:1 and a nice sounding DTS-HD MA (Master Audio) 5.1 lossless track, the film looks and sounds fine on disc and is up to standards eve when it is not. Also included is an UltraViolet copy of the film for your portable devices.

Special Features include:

''The Making of Precious Cargo'' Featurette

Cast/Crew Interviews

Despite some clever artwork on the box, this is a movie you will forget most of as soon as you turn it off and it blends in with every other cheap action film you've seen on the big screen, or even on television.

- James Lockhart



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