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Movie Renter's Guide Number 155 - February, 2008

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"The Hunting Party" (SD DVD)

movie-the-hunting-party.jpgSynopsis

Simon Hunt (Gere) was a great journalist until he lost it on the air with war reporting and said a few four letter words. Years later, he shows up in Sarajevo, meeting up with his former camera man, Duck (Howard), and says he knows where the most wanted war criminal in the world is, namely a town a few miles away. Together with a student journalist, Benjamin (Eisenberg), they set out to capture the criminal, called "the Fox", with no guns and no real plan.

Of course, everything comes undone when they are face to face with the Fox, and now it's time to get the hell out of Dodge, or maybe not.

Specifications

  • The Weinstein Company
    2007, Color, Rated R, 1 Hr 41 min
  • Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
  • 480i
  • English DD 5.1
  • English DTS 5.1
  • Directed by Richard Shepard
  • Starring Terrence Howard, Richard Gere, James Brolin, Jesse Eisenberg, Ljubomir Kerekes
    Rating
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  • Violence: Explicit
  • Sex: No
  • Language: Bad

Commentary

This appears to be a Direct-to-DVD, and the Indie look is there, but it is a great story, which apparently has some true parts to it. They don't say exactly which parts, except to mention that they are "the most ridiculous parts." So, while the movie is scary, the word "comedy" is used in descriptions of the film I have seen elsewhere. I didn't laugh too much though. Too much despair on the faces of the people affected by the Bosnian war of the time.

Technical

This is an SD DVD, and I was shocked to see how good the video was. In fact, it looked almost high def.

Extras

These include a Director's Commentary and a featurette with some of the actual journalists who hunted for war criminals in Bosnia.