REVIEW: BLOOD FATHER
OVERVIEW: A father makes his own justice in the edge-of-your-seat thriller Blood Father, starring Mel Gibson and arriving on Blu-ray (plus Digital HD), DVD (plus Digital) and Digital HD on October 11 from Lionsgate. The film is currently available On Demand. Directed by award-winning director Jean-François Richet (Assault on Precinct 13) and written for the screen by Peter Craig (The Town) and Andrea Berloff (Straight Outta Compton) from Peter Craig's novel, the high-paced action film premiered at the 2016 Cannes International Film Festival. Mel Gibson is accompanied by Erin Moriarty, Diego Luna, Michael Parks, and Oscar® nominee William H. Macy (Best Supporting Actor, Fargo, 1996) in the nonstop thrill ride. The Blood Father Blu-ray and DVD include a behind-the-scenes featurette.
SYNOPSIS: Mel Gibson delivers nonstop, no-holds-barred action in this dynamic thrill ride. When his estranged teenaged daughter (Erin Moriarty) is targeted by a drug cartel, ex-convict John Link (Gibson) must call upon connections from his criminal past and his own lethal skills to save his daughter’s future. Diego Luna, Michael Parks, and William H. Macy costar in this explosive story of how far one man will go to save his family.
The film is
presented in widescreen in a 2.39:1 aspect ration preserving its
theatrical format. The picture is just flawless. Not only the
picture looks great in this release, also the sound it is good,
a 5.1 Dolby Digital in Mandarin and English that provides a good complement
to the picture. It also includes English and Spanish subtitles.
Widescreen (2.39:1) 16x9
English 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio™
English SDH Spanish
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“Lost Souls: On the Road
with Blood Father" Featurette”