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Movie Renter's Guide - February, 2009

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"Traitor" (Blu-ray)

movie-february-2009-traitor.jpgSynopsis

Samir Horn (Cheadle) is a devout Muslim who was born in Sudan, moved to the USA, and had been trained in the US Special Forces as an explosives expert. He is now living in Afghanistan, and apparently has betrayed his home country (USA) by selling bomb-making materials to terrorists.

When there are bomb attacks in Spain and France, FBI Agents Roy Clayton (Pearce) and Max Archer (McDonough) begin to track Samir as he makes his way from country to country, trying desperately to find out what his next target is.

The head of a major terrorist group, Nathir (Rawi), tells Samir that they are to make a major strike in the heart of the US by putting bombs on 50 busses, all to explode at the same time.

Now, Samir, who believes that killing innocent civilians is against the teachings of the Koran, must face his duty to the terrorists, as well as to God.

 

 

Specifications

  • Starz/Anchor Bay
  • 2008, Color, Rated PG-13, 1 Hr 54 min
  • Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
  • 1080p
  • Codec: Not Specified
  • English 5.1 Dolby TrueHD
  • Starring Don Cheadle, Guy Pearce, Jeff Daniels, Saïd Taghmaoui, Raad Rawi, Neal McDonough
  • Directed by Jeffrey Nachmanoff
    Rating
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  • Violence: Yes
  • Sex: No
  • Language: Bad

Commentary

This is one of the best in a trend of films about terrorism in the Middle East, and it has a surprise ending that is very satisfying.

Technical

The image is very sharp, and there is excellent use of the surround channels.

Extras

These include Director's Commentary, The Stunts and Special Effects, An In-depth Look at Traitor's exotic locations, and a digital copy for uploading to your Video iPod.