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TV show review: CONTINUUM season 4

DVD Review by David Blackwell

DETAILS:  105 minutes, audio commentary, making-of featurette, other featurette, two deleted scenes
VIDEO:  1.78:1 (Anamorphic Widescreen)
AUDIO:  English 5.1, Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital
Subtitles:  English, Spanish

STUDIO:  Summit Entertainment/ Millennium Films/ Nu Image/ Saturn Films
RELEASE DATE:  5-31-2011

Milton (Nicolas Cage) breaks out of Hell to rescue his granddaughter from a cult of Satanists (led by Jonah King) who murdered Milton's daughter and plan to sacrifice her baby on the full moon at the abandoned Saltwater Marsh prison.  Piper (Amber Heard) gets entangled with Milton as she helps him to get aback his daughter.  On Milton's trail is the Accountant (William Fichtner), who has been sent by the Devil to bring Milton back.   

DRIVE ANGRY is full of violence, sex, car chases, and lots of bullets.   It is a mash-up of 1970s car movies and grindhouse pictures with plenty of humor.    William Fichtner steals the movie from Nicolas Cage as he is clearly enjoying himself (while he just seemed to be on auto-pilot in THE BIG BANG) and it shows that the Accountant enjoys the work he does (who else could ram a hydrogen truck through police cars).   Also people will make jokes about Nic's hair as always while Amber Heard plays a very tough girl you just don't want to mess with.  Then Billy Burke is so different as Jonah King compared to the character he plays in the TWILIGHT films- it's just downright impressive.   I enjoyed DRIVE ANGRY for it's over-the-top Grindhouse nature.

HOW TO: DRIVE ANGRY-  making-of featurette

MILTON'S MAYHEM-  a video game look at Milton's kill in the film with video game score.

two deleted scenes with optional audio commentary.  The two short scenes are nothing much to see.

Also Director Patrick Lussier and co-writer Todd Farmer provide an audio commentary for the film which provides a few production stories.   They say Amber Heard is one tough chick.

FINAL ANALYSIS:   DRIVE ANGRY works well as a 21st century version of a Grindhouse picture and I didn't even have to comment on the hair of Nicolas Cage.  Props to William Fichtner for really enjoying his role.

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