Movie Renter's Guide - November, 2008



"Transsiberian (Blu-ray)


Roy (Harrelson) and Jessie (Mortimer) have just completed a children rescue mission in Beijing, China, and board a train to Moscow, that traverses part of Siberia.

On board the train, they meet another American couple and become friends, although Jessie senses that something is not right.

Well, it turns out the couple is involved in transporting drugs, and Inspector Grinko (Kingsley) is hot on their trail.

The problem that Roy and Jessie now have is to stay out of the crosshairs of the Moscow Police when the shooting starts.




  • Filmax Entertainment
  • 2008, Color, Rated R, 1 Hr 51 min
  • Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
  • 1080p
  • Codec: Not Specified
  • English 5.1 DD
  • Starring Woody Harrelson, Emily Mortimer, Kate Mara, Eduardo Noriega, Ben Kingsley
  • Directed by Brad Anderson
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  • Violence: Yes
  • Sex: Mild
  • Language: Bad


This is an Indie film, and it shows. Interior shots are poorly lit, which means that parts that have sunlight from the windows are washed out. Too many shots of the locals, just to make sure the movie is not too short. Not enough use of surrounds.


Blu-ray makes all movies look pretty good in the image department, but those interior washed out highlights take away from the overall experience.


Only The Making Of is included as an extra feature.