Blu-ray Review “Bullet To The Head”

bullet2headActors: Sylvester Stallone, Sung Kang, Sarah Shahi, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Christian Slater
Directors: Walter Hill
Rated: R (Restricted)
Studio: Warner Home Video
DVD Release Date: July 16, 2013
Run Time: 92 minutes

Film: 3.5 out of 5 stars
Extras: 1 out of 5 stars

Some have said that Sylvester Stallone has definitely has passed his prime, but the nearing 70 year old actor has not given up with releasing ass-kicking action films. “The Expendables” series are pretty kick ass and “Bullet To The Head” is another example that this aging action star still has what it takes. Besides Stallone himself, the supporting cast is also quite impressive including Jason Momoa (“Conan The Barbarian”, “Game of Thrones”), Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje (TV’s “Oz”, “Lost”), Sung Kang (“Fast & Furious”) and Christian Slater (“True Romance”). So there is no shortage of talent here. If you are looking for some brainless in-your-face action, this will definitely do the trick.

Official Premise: After almost a decade away from the big screen, veteran film director Walter Hill (The Warriors, 48Hrs) is back at the helm with the action thriller, Bullet to the Head. Legendary movie star Sylvester Stallone plays Jimmy Bobo, a jaded hit man who reluctantly forms an alliance with a cop in order to exact revenge on the mercenary who murdered their respective partners. Full of non-stop explosive action, thrilling fight scenes and classic one-liners, Bullet to the Head is based on Alexis Nolent’s graphic novel of the same name.

Warner Brothers is releasing this film with their usual combo pack including a Blu-ray + DVD and Ultraviolet Digital Copy. The 1080p transfer really captures the gritty feel of the film itself and yet still looks sharp. The DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 track works well the jam-packed action scenes and the film’s score which was composed by Steve Mazzaro and produced by Hans Zimmer. Unforuntely, the special features are a major let down for this release. We only get onef featurette called “Bullet to the Head: Mayhem Inc.” It is basically just a promo piece with Stallone talking about his training. I would have loved to seen a commentary track from Walter Hill or Stallone.

Bullet to the Head is available on Blu-Ray 7/16/2013 at the WB Shop

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