Blu-ray Review “The Delta Force”

Directed by: Menahem Golan
Starring: Chuck Norris, Lee Marvin, Martin Balsam
Distributed by: 20th Century Fox / MGM
Release Date: June 5, 2012
MPAA Rating: R
Running Time: 128 minutes

Film: 4 out of 5 stars
Extras: N/A

I remember the first time I saw “The Delta Force”, I was blown away. You have the amazing Chuck Norris topped off with the amazing Lee Marvin and Martin Balsam. This film has a lot of ass-kicking kick-ass action, say that 5x fast. Honestly one of the best 80′s action films that I have seen. Currently this film is a Walmart exclusive release and is only available to purchase there. It is cool to have this film on Blu-ray but it is a bit of a letdown with its bare bones release. I feel that this is really a cash-in to capital on Norris’ return to theaters in “The Expendables 2″.

This film focuses around terrorism on a plane, wow, not even Chuck Norris would be able to do that today.  After a 707 aircraft on its way from Athens to Rome and then to New York City is hijacked by Lebanese terrorists, but the terrorist don’t realize they are up again Chuck Norris.  Major McCoy and by Colonel Alexander are called in to eliminate the threat and retake the plane before the terrorists kill all the hostages.

“The Delta Force” looks good on Blu-ray presentation for a 1986 film, with its 1080p transfer. It is also presented in a slightly altered aspect ratio of 1.78:1. But like the other recently released Norris films, the audio track is disappointing with no surround track, only a DTS-HD Master Audio Mono. Nonetheless, if you are Chuck Norris loyal fan like myself, you will be happy enough just to have this film in HD. I can live without special features.


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