Blu-ray Review "The Package"

thepackageActors: Dolph Lundgren, Steve Austin, Darren Shahlavi, Jerry Trimble
Directors: Jesse V. Johnson
Rated: R (Restricted)
Release Date: February 19, 2013
Run Time: 95 minutes

Film: 3 out of 5 stars
Extras: None

All you had to say here for get me sold is Steve Austin and Dolph Lundgren in an action movie together. Too bad it doesn’t heat up till the last 20 minutes. The film drags a bit but really gets going finally when the two action stars get together. There is such potential in this film for a real man’s man action shoot ’em up and it does deliver but needs a little shot of Red Bell. Nonetheless, Steve Austin is badass (not a shock here) and Dolph Lundgren plays the kick-ass baddie as well.

Official Premise: Vengeance Delivered. Guaranteed. Steve Austin and Dolph Lundgren star in the bone-crunching action flick that delivers the goods: Austin is combat veteran Tommy Wick, a nightclub bouncer and stone-cold enforcer for a Seattle mob boss. Lundgren is `The German,’ an international crime lord and hardcore killing machine. But when Wick is asked to courier a mysterious package to The German, he’ll suddenly find himself hunted by relentless teams of hit men, mercenaries, assassins and sadists. Time is running out. The bodies are piling up. And for two very pissed-off men with a history of bad blood, the ultimate retaliation is about to be ripped wide open.

Despite the film itself, Anchor Bay delivers a very nice Blu-ray presentation.  The 1080p transfer is hot and works well with the action.  The Dolby TrueHD 5.1 track really delivers as well and will have you dodging the bullets for sure.  The release comes as a combo pack with both a Blu-ray and DVD of the film included.  Lastly though, there are zero special features included on this release.   If you are an action junkie and fans of these two greats, I would give this a watch just to see them battle it out.


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