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"Direct Contact" (Blu-ray)

Direct ContactSynopsis

Mike Riggins (Lundgren) is a US Special Forces soldier who was captured by the Russians and is in prison.

An American arrives and tells Mike that he can get out of prison if he will agree to rescue an American woman, Ana Gale (May), who has been kidnapped by Russian gangsters.

Of course, Mike agrees, as the Russion prison is a terrible place to be.

When he breaks into the compound where Ana is being held, she resists him, saying that she wants to stay there. Mike isn't about to go back to prison, so he forces her to go with him in the escape.

Now confused, Mike drives Ana away from the compound, but then finds several military organizations attempting to capture Ana, and Mike must find out why, soon discovering that the American who first approached him had not told the entire truth about why they wanted Ana out of the compound.

 

Specifications

  • First Look Studios
  • 2008, Color, Rated R, 1 Hr 30 min
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • 1080p
  • Codec: Not Specified
  • English 5.1 DD
  • Starring Dolph Lundgren, Gina May, Bashar Rahal
  • Directed by Danny Lerner
    Rating
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  • Violence: Yes
  • Sex: Nudity
  • Language: Bad

Commentary

The movie is OK as an action film, and it is too bad that Lundgren keeps getting cast in B-grade flicks. He is a good actor and deserves better.

Technical

The image is sharp, and there is plenty of action to keep the surrounds busy.

Extras

No extras.