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"Max Payne" (Blu-ray)

movie-january-2009-max-payne.jpgSynopsis

Detective Max Payne (Wahlberg) is a DEA Agent in New York City. His wife and child were murdered, and now he spends his time in the Cold Case office, trying desperately to find the killers.

While visting an informant at a party, one of the guests is murdered, and Max notices that she has an unusual tatoo that turns out to be the symbol of the Valkyrie, or soldier's angel. This leads him on a trail involving the Russian Mafia and a drug called Valkyr that gives soldiers a feeling of invinicibility.

The drug has gone underground because of its side effects, and Max discovers that a company called Aesir Pharamaceuticals designed it, but has attempted to bury its secrets.

Max's wife Michelle worked for Aesir, and he begins to uncover a conspiracy that resulted in her death.

All you need to do is look at the cover art on the DVD package to know what happens to those who destroyed his family.

 

 

Specifications

  • Twentieth Century Fox
  • 2008, Unrated, 1 Hr 40 min
  • Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
  • 1080p
  • Codec: AVC @ 22 Mbps
  • English 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio
  • Starring Marc Wahlberg,Beau Bridges, Chris O'Donnell
  • Directed by John Moore
    Rating
  • Entertainment:
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  • Audio:
  • Extras:
  • Violence: Yes
  • Sex: No
  • Language: Mild

Commentary

This is the best action movie I have seen in a long time. Everything works. Great direction, lots of action, exciting special effects, and Mark Wahlberg is just perfect in his role.

Technical

The image quality is very good, but not the best. However, the soundtrack is thunderous in DTS-HD Master Audio.

Extras

Not very many extras here. Just the Director's Commentary, The Making of, Behind the Scenes, and a few other things.