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TV show review: CONTINUUM season 4


DVD review by David Blackwell


DETAILS:  84 minutes, making-of documentary, theatrical trailer, previews

VIDEO:  2.35:1 (Anamorphic Widescreen)

AUDIO:  French 5.1, English 5.1 Dolby Digital

Subtitles:   English, Spanish


STUDIO:  Magnolia Pictures/ Gaumont/ LGM/ TFI

RELEASE DATE:  12-6-2011

POINT BLANK is a rush when it starts moving.   It is an action thriller that holds you tight and doesn't let you go until the credits roll at the end.   Samuel is a nurse and his wife is expecting their first kid during what is becoming a difficult pregnancy for her.  Samuel saves a gypsy safecracker named Sartet from being murdered in the hospital where Samuel works.  On the next day, Samuel's wife is kidnapped by Sartet's brother and he is forced to break Sartet out of the hospital.   Soon Sartet and Samuel find they must work together as both of them find the stakes are higher than either could have imagined.


POINT BLANK is a film that best discovered without watching the trailer which gives away a couple of plot twists.   Samuel and Sartet make an unlikely duo as director Fred Cavaye keeps the story moving with each scene.   When his crew and actors doubted him, Cavaye knew what the film was going to look like.  POINT BLANK may be the work of a team, but it is ultimately one man's vision that makes the film the rush from the start to finish.



The Behind The Scenes documentary is fifty minutes long as it goes behind the pre-production and production of POINT BLANK with interviews with the director, cast, and crew.  It isn't your usual boring affair that many behind-the-scenes French documentaries are when they feel padded and unedited.   You learn that the cast and crew has doubts about the director's decisions as the director states many time she knows where he is going (even when he listens to the opinions of his cast and crew).


Also included is the theatrical trailer and previews for other Magnolia Home Entertainment releases.  


FINAL ANALYSIS:  POINT BLANK is a tight and gripping thriller that holds you to the end.


this DVD review is (c)12-4-2011 David Blackwell and cannot be reprinted without permission.  send all comments to feedback@enterline-media.com


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