Directed by: Joe Carnahan
Starring: Liam Neeson, Dermot Mulroney
MPAA Rating: R
Distributed by: Universal Studios
Release Date: May 15, 2012
Running Time: 117 minutes
Film: 4 out of 5 stars
Extras: 2 out 5 stars
Liam Neeson is definitely one bad-ass son-bitch. He proved it recently in “Taken” and “Unknown” and again in this film ‘The Grey”. This film is the perfect thriller from the moment it starts and really nails the aspect of isolation. The locations where this film was shot was absolutely beautiful to look at and I found myself just staring. The pace is slow moving but really gets deep into its characters and leaves you at the edge of your seat. Also be sure to stay through the credits for a cool bonus scene!
The story follows a group of oil-men, who become stranded in the remote Alaskan wilderness after a plane crash. Ottway (Neeson) leads the group of men, who are forced to survive against a pack of grey wolves who are stalking them. They have to use more than just brute strength in order to outsmart these vicious pack of wolves in order to survive.
This release comes in a Two-Disc Combo Pack with the Blu-ray and DVD. As well as a digital streaming copy using UltraViolet service. The video looks absolutely perfect in its 1080p transfer and wonderful aspect ratio of 2.40:1. The audio is also perfect with its DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 track, you literally almost feel every gust of wind and it keeps you on the edge of your seat. The special features though are lacking. There is a decent and information commentary track with director/co-writer Joe Carnahan and editors Roger Barton and Jason Hellmann. Lastly, there is also twenty plus minutes of deleted scenes, which are definitely worth checking out.