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"Body of Lies" (Blu-ray)

movie-february-2009-body-of-lies.jpgSynopsis

Roger Ferris (DiCaprio) is a CIA Agent working in the Middle East, trying to locate a terrorist mastermind, Al-Saleem (Abutbul) who is planning several attacks throughout Europe and the USA.

Ed Hoffman (Crowe) monitors Ferris' progress by telephone but also by small aircraft that hover over his location with high resolution lenses.

Although Ferris makes progress, they both find that being supervised from thousands of miles away does not work as well as they had hoped.

Ferris enlists the help of the Senior Officer, Hani (Strong), at the Jordanian General Intelligence Division in Amman.

Finally, Ferris closes in on Al-Saleem, only to be captured and is prepared to be beheaded.

 

 

Specifications

  • Scott Free/De Line Pictures
  • 2008, Color, Rated R, 2 Hr 8 min
  • Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
  • 1080p
  • Codec: Not Specified
  • English 5.1 Dolby TrueHD
  • Starring Russell Crowe, Leonardo DiCaprio, Mark Strong, Alon Abutbul
  • Directed by Ridley Scott
    Rating
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  • Violence: Graphic
  • Sex: No
  • Language: Bad

Commentary

In spite of having great actors and a well established director, Body of Lies is just a routine CIA/Middle East espionage story with a predictable ending.

Technical

The image is not as sharp as I would like to see, but the surround sound is great.

Extras

These include Director's Commentary, Interactive Debriefing, Additional Scenes, and Deconstructing Body of Lies (on-set footage). The disc is also BD-Live.