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Isolation (2015/Lionsgate DVD)

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

Shane Dax Taylor brings a story to life that is inspired by true events, Isolation (2015) is the story of a couple who end up taking a trip to the Bahamas in an attempt to salvage their relationship but in turn end up facing off a group of vicious pirates. Led by the underrated actor Stephen Lang (Avatar, Don't Breathe), the film also stars Dominic Purcell, Luke Malby, Claudia Church, and Marie Avgeropoulos.

Similar to other films in the same vein such as The Perfect Getaway, the film centers around an idealized vacation that seems all too romantic and perfect until it turns bad when the pirates get involved. The couple is forced to deal with more than just their personal problems when they find their hotel broken into, their passports stolen, and their lives threatened. Most of the performances are truthfully a bit one note, even the strongest actor Stephen Lang ends up being the 'typical bad guy' that he always plays. The cinematography and filmmaking isn't anything too special, either, ultimately creating a film that doesn't necessarily need to be revisited again.

Isolation is presented in standard definition on DVD with a widescreen aspect ratio of 2.35:1 and a lossy Dolby Digital 5.1 track, which is the norm for the format. Some detail is lost in some of the film's more exotic locations, a trait that would definitely be improved in high definition.

The only special feature is previews for other Lionsgate releases.

- James Lockhart



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