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Movie Renter's Guide - March, 2009

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"Midnight Meat Train" (Blu-ray)

movie-march-2009-meat-train.jpgSynopsis

Leon Kaufman (Cooper) is a New York City photographer preparing to exhibit his work of night photography atSusan Hoff's (Shields) art gallery. One evening, he helps a girl who is being harassed by thugs in asubway, getting some photos at the same time. He watches her board the night train, and she is never seen again.

He becomes obsessed with what happened, and discovers that there are many people who have been disappearing on that train since the 1800's.

Someone named Mahogany (Jones)has been doing some very bad things to passengers, andthe color is red. Leon stalks the serial killer on the train, and his girlfriend Maya (Bibb) is afraid Leon will end up a victim himself.

Specifications

  • Lions Gate
  • 2008, Color, Unrated, 1 Hr 40 min
  • Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
  • 1080p
  • Codec: Not Specified
  • English 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio
  • Starring Vinnie Jones, Bradley Cooper, Leslie Bibb, Brooke Shields, Roger Bart
  • Directed by Ryûhei Kitamura
    Rating
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  • Violence: Yes
  • Sex: No
  • Language: Bad

Commentary

Although classified as "Unrated", you can tell by the cover art and the synopsis that this is no PG-13 film. As slashermovies go, this one is pretty good, and you may not want to eat steak for awhile after watching it. The movie is based on a short story by Clive Barker.

Technical

The image is razor sharp, and the surround envelopment is terrific.

Extras

These include Clive Barker: The Man Behind the Myth, Anatomy of a Murder Scene, Mahogany's Tale, and Director's Commentary.