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Movie Renter's Guide - May, 2009

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"Driven to Kill" (Blu-ray)

Driven to KillSynopsis

Rusian Drachev (Seagal) is a retired enforcer who used to work for the Russian Mafia in New York City. He is divorced and living in California.

His former wife Catherine (Korobkina) calls him and asks him to come to his daughter's wedding. He flies to NYC, meets the new husband, and greets his daughter Lanie (Mennell). He notices that the husband-to-be is part of the Russian Mafia himself, and Rusian warns him, fearing for his daughter's safety.

After he goes back to his hotel, Russian gangsters murder his former wife and put his daughter in critical condition.

So, arming himself with enough weapons to fill the trunk of his car, he sets out for revenge, Seagal style.

 

Specifications

  • Insight Film Studios
  • 2009, Color, Rated R, 1 Hr 38 min
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • 1080p
  • Codec: AVC @ 23 Mbps
  • English 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio
  • Starring Steven Seagal, Laura Menell, Ina Korobkina
  • Directed by Jeff King
    Rating
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  • Violence: Yes
  • Sex: No
  • Language: Bad

Commentary

I can't help comparing this movie to Taken, reviewed in this month's set, which also involves a father protecting his daughter. It's like comparing a meal at a fine restaurant with what you might step on if you walk across the yard of someone who owns a dog. The film is so poorly directed, and with a script that seems like it was written by someone who took a screenwriting course from K-Mart, I simply cannot recommend this disc for anything but the garbage can.

Technical

The image is a bit soft, but there is reasonable use of the surrrounds.

Extras

There are no extras.

These include the Director's Commentary, The Making of, Inside Action, Black Ops Field Manual, and a Digital Copy (SD DVD) for uploading to your iPod.