emlogomain.jpg

Main
Facebook
Tumblr
News/ Updates
DVD Reviews
DVD Reviews 2017 to 2021
Blu-ray Reviews
2022 Blu-ray and 4K UHD reviews
Blu-ray Reviews 2021
Blu-ray Reviews 2020
Blu-ray Reviews 2019
Blu-ray reviews 2018
Movie Reviews
Movie Reviews 2019 to 2021
TV
Interviews
Blu-ray Review: HOUSE OF GUCCI
Blu-ray Review- GHOSTBUSTERS AFERLIFE
Blu-ray Review: LAST NIGHT IN SOHO
Blu-ray 4K Review- RESIDENT EVIL: WELCOME TO RACCOON CITY
Movie Review- SPIDER-MAN: NO WAY HOME
Blu-ray Review: RAGING FIRE
Movie Review: THE MARIX RESURRECTIONS
4K Blu-ray Review: NO TIME TO DIE
Blu-ray Review- VENOM: LET THERE BE CARNAGE
DVD Review: THE FLOOD
Blu-ray Review: DOCTOR WHO Season 24
Blu-ray Review: CANDYMAN (2021)
Blu-ray Review- DOCTOR WHO: EVIL OF THE DALEKS (import)
Movie Review: DUNE Part One
Blu-ray review: ELVIRA'S HAUNTED HILLS
Blu-ray Review: THE COLONY (2021)
Movie Review: ETERNALS
Movie Review: NO TIME TO DIE
Movie Review: HALLOWEEN KILLS
Blu-ray Review: THE GREEN KNIGHT
Blu-ray Review: FAST VENGEANCE
4K Blu-ray Review: BLACK WIDOW
Blu-ray Review: F9 THE FAST SAGA
Blu-ray Review: DOCTOR WHO Season 8 (1971)
4K Blu-ray Review: PROSPECT
Blu-ray Review: SPARE PARTS
blu-ray Review: SIBERIA (2021)
Blu-ray Review: DOORS (2021)
Blu-ray Review: THE UNHEALER
Blu-ray Review: VOYAGERS
Blu-ray Review: TIMELINE (import)
Blu-ray review: KING KONG (1976)
4K UHD Blu-ray review: PERDITA DURANGO
Blu-ray Review: PYSCHO GOREMAN
DVD Review: SKY SHARKS
DVD Review: WILLY'S WONDERLAND
Blu-ray Review: EVENT HORIZON Collector's Edition
Blu-ray Review: SPUTNIK
Blu-ray Review: PUMP UP THE VOLUME
Blu-ray Review: MONSTER HUNTER
Blu-ray Review: SOUTHLAND TALES
Blu-ray Review: SHADOW IN THE CLOUD
Blu-ray Review: SPACEWALKER
Blu-ray review: THE IPCRESS FILE
DVD Review: STRANDED ON MARS
Blu-ray Review: TENET
DVD Review: SKYLINES
Blu-ray Review: POSSESSOR UNCUT
Blu-ray review: FLASH GORDON
Movie Review: TENET
PHOTOGRAPHY

THE HURT LOCKER

DVD Review by David Blackwell

 

DETAILS:  130 minutes, audio commentary, behind-the-scenes featurette, image gallery with optional audio

VIDEO:  1.78:1 (Anamorphic Widescreen)

AUDIO:  English 5.1, English 2.0, Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital

Subtitles:  English SDH, Spanish

 

STUDIO:  Summit Entertainment/ Grosvenor Park Media LP/ Voltage Pictures/ First Light/ Kingsgate Film

RELEASE DATE:  1-12-2010

THE HURT LOCKER follows three EOD techs in Iraq on their last 39 days in Iraq on active duty.  It is an intense and sometimes intimate film.  It is one of the better films of 2009.   It digs into the psychology of what soldiers go through serving on active duty in Iraq, a place where everything can be dangerous.  Staff Sergeant James (Jeremy Remmer) is the head of an EOD (Explosive Ordinance Disposal) Unit tasked with disarming bombs.  James takes many risks as he tries to remain alive to disarm the next bomb.  One in his unit thinks he is a little reckless while the other member is emotionally wounded by the death of their former unit leader.

 

THE HURT LOCKER work due to a great script enhanced by an action director at the top of her game, Kathryn Bigelow.   Jeremy Remmer is calm and intense as James who acts like nothing can touch him- a man focused on doing an important job to save lives.   The movie makes you feel what the EOD techs are and how it impacts their emotional states.   It is an intense film that stays with you after you watched it.

 

SPECIAL FEATURES:

Audio commentary with Director Kathryn Bigelow and Writer Mark Boal.  It relates stories about the making of the film and the people who are there in Iraq as EOD techs.

 

The Behind-the Scenes fetaurette is a twelve minute EPK while the image gallery comes with optional audio from a Q&A recorded at the Institute of Contemporary Art.

 

I do wish they had more for extras on the disc than the image gallery, featurette, and audio commentary.

 

FINAL ANALYSIS:  TH HUNTER LOCKER is one of the best films nominated for a Best Picture Oscar.  I hope it wins over AVATAR.

 

This DVD review is (c)3-5-2010 David Blackwell and cannot be reprinted without permission.  Send all comments to lord_pragmagtic@hotmail.com