REVIEW: JACK RYAN: SHADOW RECRUIT
OVERVIEW: Hailed as “a superb action thriller” (Scott Mantz, “Access Hollywood”) and “taut, tense and terrific” (Bill Bregoli, CBS Radio), the thrill-packed JACK RYAN: SHADOW RECRUIT is called into action on Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and VOD June 10, 2014 from Paramount Home Media Distribution. The film arrives three weeks early on Digital HD May 20th. Delivering “a new beginning for the Tom Clancy thriller fan” (Steve Weintraub, Collider.com), JACK RYAN: SHADOW RECRUIT is “a terrific reimagining” (Dan Casey, Nerdist) of the legendary hero’s evolution from soldier to analyst to full-fledged operative. “Kevin Costner and Chris Pine are awesome together” (Steve Weintraub, Collider.com) as a CIA veteran and a new recruit who uncover a terrorist plot to devastate the United States. Directed by and also starring Kenneth Branagh, JACK RYAN: SHADOW RECRUIT is the latest “smart, intense, exciting and very entertaining” (Scott Mantz, “Access Hollywood”) adventure from the director of Thor.
JACK RYAN: SHADOW RECRUIT will be available on Blu-ray Combo Pack with Digital HD and nearly an hour of bonus material including featurettes that explore the
Jack Ryan character from The Hunt for Red October through his latest hit, a look at the film’s imposing adversary played by Sir Kenneth Branagh, deleted and extended scenes, commentary and more. The film will also be available as a single-disc DVD.
SYNOPSIS: Based on the CIA analyst created by espionage master Tom Clancy, “Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit” is a blistering action thriller that follows Ryan (Chris Pine, “Star Trek”) from his quiet double-life as a veteran-turned-Wall Street executive to his all-out initiation as a hunted American agent on the trail of a massive terrorist plot in Moscow.
Ryan appears to be just another New York executive to his friends and loved ones, but his enlistment into the CIA secretly goes back years. He was brought in as a brainy Ph.D. who crunches global data – but when Ryan ferrets out a meticulously planned scheme to collapse the U.S. economy and spark global chaos, he becomes the only man with the skills to stop it. Now, he’s gone fully operational, thrust into a world of mounting suspicion, deception and deadly force. Caught between his tight-lipped handler Harper (Academy Award-winner Kevin Costner), his in-the-dark fiancée Cathy (Keira Knightley) and a brilliant Russian oligarch (Kenneth Branagh), Jack must confront a new reality where no one can seem to be trusted, yet the fate of millions rests on his finding the truth. With the urgency of a lit fuse, he’s in a race to stay one step ahead of everyone around him.
The film is
presented in widescreen in a 2.40:1 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 English that provides a good complement
to the picture. It also includes English,
and Spanish subtitles.
Widescreen (2.40:1) 16x9
English 5.1 Dolby Digital, French 5.1 Dolby Digital, Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital
Subtitles - English Spanish
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Feature film in high definition
Commentary by Kenneth Branagh & Lorenzo di Bonaventura
Jack Ryan: The Smartest Guy in the Room
Sir Kenneth Branagh: The Tsar of Shadow Recruit
Jack Ryan: A Thinking Man of Action
Old Enemies Return
Deleted & Extended Scenes
Optional commentary by Kenneth Branagh & Lorenzo di Bonaventura
Feature film in standard definition