Home Theater Movie Renter's Guide - February, 2010


"The Hurt Locker" (Blu-ray) - Reviewed by John Johnson



Marine SFC. William James (Renner) is assigned to Bravo Company in Baghdad, in 2004. His team has the task of disarming IEDs (Improvised Explosive Devices), which are buried in roads and other places in hopes of blowing up Allied Forces trucks and tanks as they pass by.

It is a very dangerous mission, and James treats it as though it were a walk in the park, seemingly and totally unafraid to go right in and disarm devices that would literally vaporize him if they were to go off.

He has only 39 days left to go before his tour is over, and yet he continues to risk his life with a seeming lack of concern, much to the consternation of his team leader.



  • Summit Entertainment
  • 2008, Color, Rated R, 2 Hr 10 min
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • 1080p
  • Codec: Not Specified
  • English 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio
  • Starring Jeremy Renner, Ralph Fiennes, Anthony Mackie, Brian Geraghty, Evangeline Lilly
  • Directed by Kathryn Bigelow
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  • Violence: Yes
  • Sex: No
  • Language: Bad


This movie is the best film I have seen so far, of stories about our situation in the Middle East. Although much has changed since we first invaded Iraq, and the Irag military is being trained successfully, it is still a dangerous place to be, certainly beyond the imagination of the rest of us who have never experienced a real battlefield.


The video is very extremely sharp, and the DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack is explosive (literally).


There are only a few extras here: The Director's Commentary and Behind the Scenes.