Heist (2016/Well Go Blu-ray w/DVD)
B/C+ Sound: B/C+ Extras: C- Film: B+
the near future, thieves are hackers in a world of 'bitcoin' and
stealing is about transferring online digital currency. In order to
catch greatest elusive mysterious hacker known only as the 'Ghost'.
Interpol decides to use a team of misfits thieves to catch the
'Ghost', but the problem is, when there is a fortune ...how can you
trust any thief to not want to steal it for themselves?
Ham Tran's Bitcoin Heist (2016), a magician, a con man, a cat
burglar, a hacker and an inside man are blackmailed and forced to
work together helping the police to bring down the most wanted cyber
hacker in Vietnam, the 'Ghost'. Agent Dada has a plan to access a
private high tech vault with a computer that leads to proof to who
the 'Ghost' is and access to the Ghost's fortune, but when their plan
suddenly goes south, everything is not what it seems and it is each
thief for themselves ...and there are no honor among thieves.
movie reminded me a bit of the Ocean's Eleven films (its
better than most of them) with all the planning and preparation with
a group of thieves trying beat a high tech vault and out smart an
army of guards who are guarding it. To catch a thief, police use
more thieves to catch one. Evidence and proof are no longer material
objects but digital code, but the plot had a unexpected twist when it
turns out the 'Ghost' was one of them all along.
1080p 2.35 X 1 digital High Definition image looks good for an HD
shoot, but has some flaws, as does the Vietnamese DTS-HD MA (Master
Audio) 5.1 lossless soundmix that sounds good, yet is not a breakout
mix. The anamorphically enhanced 2.35 X 1 DVD with lossy Dolby
Digital 5.1 sound is weaker still, passable-at-best for that older