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Striking Distance

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment/Sony Pictures Home Entertainment . R4 . COLOR . 98 mins . M15+ . PAL

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Tom Hardy, Bruce Willis, is a Pittsburg Cop who's father has been killed by an unknown murderer. He goes on record with his allegations that the killer is in fact another cop and when demoted to river duty, finds that the killer is taunting him. Ok, good premise to a story, good excuse for some action on a river.

Seeing how Bruce had stated he didn't want to make any more movies for the Die Hard franchise, this latest offering pretty much convinced him, and the audience, to think otherwise.

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Yet another good transfer from the CTHV house of excellence. Can they do know wrong? Well, once you've mastered the art of getting the most out of your MPEG2 encoding methods, you stick to that formula. If it works (and works great) don't fix it.

I can't really fault the transfer at all but what I would say detracted from the visual experience was the cinematographer who didn't capture any one great scene to make you go "oooh" and "ahhh". It lacked substance in that way but still a good transfer.

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We are treated with a 2 channel soundtrack with a dolby pro-logic matrix encoded into the strem for surround playback. It's probably not as good as some 2 channel tracks that I've heard before.

Is it me or once you start seeing alot of action movies in a short space of time you can pick out similar sound effects used across them all. When you start hearing things like this you get that certain artificial feel becoming evident.

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A full screen trailer. Just goes to show that they only make the effort on those discs they know invoke interest in the public.

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I have to submit and say that this is actually a decent movie. I'm not a big fan of Sarah Jessica Parker but I gave her the benefit of the doubt in this movie and some of the stunts are actually interestingly captive.


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