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Movie Renter's Guide - February, 2009

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"The Boondock Saintst" (Blu-ray)

movie-february-2009-boondock-saints.jpgSynopsis

Two Irish brothers, Connor (Flanery) and Murphy McManus (Reedus), are vigilantes who are trying to rid the world of evil. And the word is termination. They decide that the Russian Mafia in Boston would make a good start.

FBI Agent Paul Smecker (Dafoe) knows what they are up to, but decides that maybe it's a good thing, and lets them proceed with their activities.

At one point, it looks like such a good idea, he considers joining them.

 

 

Specifications

  • Fox/MGM
  • 2000, Color, Rated R, 1 Hr 50 min
  • Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
  • 1080p
  • Codec: AVC @ 38 Mbps
  • English 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio
  • Starring Willem Dafoe, Sean Patrick Flanery, Norman Reedus
  • Directed by Troy Duffy
    Rating
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  • Violence: Yes
  • Sex: Yes
  • Language: Mild

Commentary

A variation on Death Wish and its sequels, Boondock Saints is a routine, but enjoyably satisfying kick the bad guys' asses movie.

Technical

The image has noticeable edge enhancement, and this seems to be the norm for many old films. There is good surround sound envelopment though.

Extras

Extras are sparse, including Extended Director's Cut, Director's Commentary, Outtakes, Deleted Scenes, and The Boondock Saints Script.