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Chaos (2007/Lionsgate/DVD-Video)


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



You would think that a film with Jason Statham, Ryan Phillippe and Wesley Snipes would be interesting and have much to offer, but Lionsgate lets down its audience and squanders their seeming exclusive deal with Statham in Tony Giglio’s highly formulaic heist thriller with no thrills, Chaos.


The shaky camera syndrome continues, as does the bad editing, all trying to make up for Giglio’s awful “out of a computer program” screenplay’s lack of original ideas or just about anything else.  I was not impressed and as I saw people I liked wasted, I kept hoping this would get better and it did not.  Even diehard fans will have issues, so if you must see it, see it with very low expectations.


The anamorphically enhanced 2.35 X 1 image is softer than a new film should be, though I was expecting at least some image degradation from a Statham film.  This will be interesting to see on Blu-ray but is very disappointing here.  The Dolby Digital 5.1 mix has some good surrounds and is the default highlight of this release outside of its leads.  The combination is awkward.  Extras include a making of featurette and director commentary track.



-   Nicholas Sheffo


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