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Movie Renter's Guide - September, 2008

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"Point Break" (Blu-ray)

movie-september-2008-point-break.jpgSynopsis

LA Banks are being robbed one after the other by thieves who wear masks of past US Presidents, and FBI Agent Angelo Pappas (Busey) thinks they are masterminded by a group of surfers.

Agent John Utah (Reeves) is assigned undercover duty to infiltrate the gang and bring them to justice.

A young man named Bodhi (Swayze) is the leader of the gang, and Utah finds him to be charismatic. Bodhi not only likes to rob banks for a thrill, but rides huge waves off the coast, and expects all who follow him to engulf themselves in his dangerous lifestyle to prove themselves. It becomes obvious that Bodhi seeks an adrenaline rush in everything he does.

 

Specifications

  • Largo Entertainment
  • 1991, Color, Rated R, 2 Hr 2 min
  • Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
  • 1080p
  • Codec: AVC @ 28 Mbps
  • English DTS-HD Master Audio
  • Directed by Kathryn Bigelow
  • Starring Patrick Swayze, Keanu Reeves, Gary Busey, Lori Petty
    Rating
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  • Violence: Yes
  • Sex: Nudity
  • Language: Bad

Commentary

The story is really surf riding with a bank robbing background. Busey's character is the most interesting, and it often is because he attacks his roles with a ferocity.

Technical

It's an old movie, and it shows. Blu-ray can only do so much. The 28 Mbps is needed for the fast wave action.

Extras

Extras include Ride the Wave, Adrenaline Junkies, and other things.