Blu-ray Review “Safe”

Director: Boaz Yakin
Starring: Jason Statham, Chris Sarandon, Catherine Chan, Robert John Burke, James Hong, Anson Mount
Rated: R (Restricted)
Studio: Lions Gate
DVD Release Date: September 4, 2012
Run Time: 95 minutes

Film: 3.5 out of 5 stars
Extras: 3 out of 5 stars

If there is one thing that is guaranteed with Jason Statham, it is that he knows action. “Safe” is an action-packed thriller, which is his best role since “The Transporter” series. He plays Luke Wright, an MMA cage fighter who tries to rescue a young girl and gets caught between the Russian Mafia, the Triads, and the NYPD. The film also had a great supporting cast of Chris Sarandon (“Fright Night”) and James Hong (“Big Trouble in Little China”). “Safe” is from the director of “Remember The Titans” and the producers of “Kill Bill” and “Inglorious Basterds”, so you know your in good hands. So get your popcorn and get ready for some adrenaline-charged action with Statham kicking some ass!

Lionsgate’s official synopsis: “Wright wanders the streets of New York full of guilt and anger until he encounters Mei (newcomer Catherine Chan), a frightened 12-year-old Chinese girl. An orphaned math prodigy, Mei had been forced to work for the Triads as a counter and holds the key to a numerical code that could destroy the Triads, the mob, and corrupt cops within the NYPD. After discovering that the same gangsters who killed his family are pursuing her, Wright takes matters into his own hands to protect the innocent girl and seek revenge.”

Lionsgate delivers one hell of a kick-ass Blu-ray with this release. It comes as a Blu-ray/Digital Copy combo pack including an Ultraviolet streaming copy. The film in its original aspect ratio of 2.39:1 and looks awesome in its 1080p transfer. The star of the film though, sorry Jason, is the 7.1 DTS-HD Master Audio track. It works so well with the action scenes and just overall so impressive. The special features on the disc are decent overall as well. There is an interested commentary track from writer/director Boaz Yakin. As well as three short but sweet Behind-the-scenes featurettes including “Cracking Safe”, “Criminal Battleground” and “The Art of the Gunfight”. Overall give a nice broad though short look at the production.

One Reply to “Blu-ray Review “Safe””

  1. This movie kind of reminds me of The Professional based on what I’ve read here. I love Jason Statham and his ability to aggressively represent his character which in most cases it fits him and he’s good at it. This movie is definitely one I want to see and I can’t wait until it gets here.

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