In the Blood 2014

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When her husband goes missing during their Caribbean vacation, a woman sets off on her own to take down the men she thinks are responsible.

Starring:
Gina Carano, Stephen Lang
Rental Formats:
DVD, Blu-ray

Product Details

Discs
  • Feature ages_18_and_over
Runtime 1 hour 42 minutes
Starring Gina Carano, Stephen Lang, Cam Gigandet, Danny Trejo, Luis Guzman
Director John Stockwell
Genres Thriller
Studio SIGNATURE ENTERTAINMENT
Rental release 2 June 2014
Main languages English
Discs
  • Feature ages_18_and_over
Runtime 1 hour 42 minutes
Starring Gina Carano, Stephen Lang, Cam Gigandet, Danny Trejo, Luis Guzman
Director John Stockwell
Genres Thriller
Studio SIGNATURE ENTERTAINMENT
Rental release 2 June 2014
Main languages English

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3.8 out of 5 stars

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By William Mason TOP 50 REVIEWER on 26 Jan. 2015
Format: DVD
This is a lively action thriller, very much in the style of Taken and Taken 2.
Derek and Ava Grant (played by Gina Carano) are a thirty-something, newly-wed couple, enjoying their dream honeymoon on a Caribbean island. They go wining and dining, quad-biking, clubbing and zip-lining. At a nightclub on the first evening, the locals start a fight with Derek, and Ava gets the chance to demonstrate her finely honed fighting skills, learned from her late father. The next day, the couple try out the longest zip-line in the Caribbean, during which Derek falls into the rainforest, sustaining serious multiple injuries. A fake ambulance crew collects Derek, and although Ava attempts to follow behind on a motorbike, the ambulance disappears with her husband.
What follows then is an enjoyable Taken style escapade, as Ava tries to figure out why her husband's been snatched, and attempts to hunt down the men responsible. She's a fearless, fiercely determined and resourceful woman, who doesn't take no for an answer, and uses her street smarts to get what she wants.
Gina Carano gives a competent performance in the lead role, showing convincing frailty and upset in the immediate aftermath of the disappearance of her husband, but exuding real strength, tenacity and physical prowess in the punishing fight sequences. She clearly spends a lot of time in the gym, but still remains a very attractive brunette lady. As I watched this film, and her impressive combat techniques, it had me thinking of the marked similarities with Chuck Norris, both in terms of screen presence and believability as a pugilist.
The film has a glossy production and a decent film score. The stunt work is excellent and the Caribbean setting is lovely to behold. All in all, this movie's a fairly low brow actioner without any pretensions, but it does what it says on the tin.
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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Caligula II. on 5 Jun. 2014
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
...or her family that is.

REVIEWED VERSION: 2014 Starz / Anchor Bay US BLU-RAY (BLU-RAY + DVD + DIGITAL HD Edition)

Director: John Stockwell

Cast: Gina Carano, Cam Gigandet, Danny Trejo, Luis Guzmán, Stephen Lang, Treat Williams, Yvette Yates

SYNOPSIS

Ava and Derek Grant go to the Caribbean for their honeymoon. When Derek goes missing after a fall from a zip line and the local cops don't seem to care, Ava starts an investigation of her own. A lot of things don't add up and she finds herself not only fighting dirty cops, but organized crime as well.

THE PROS & CONS

IN THE BLOOD is Gina Carano's 4th feature movie and so far her best.
Well directed by fellow Texan John Stockwell, IN THE BLOOD starts out rather slow, setting up the stage, but once Ava's (Carano) husband disappears and Ava starts on a one-woman vigilante force after the local cops seem to be unable or unwilling to investigate, things really kick into gear.
While quite violent, the more drastic scenes are either cut very briefly, obscured by a different camera angle or completely off-screen. There is some torture, but nowhere near the torture porn section.
IN THE BLOOD is very reminiscent of the 80s/90s action flicks with Chuck Norris or Steven Seagal with Carano really being convincing as a Terminator 2 Sarah Connor-like action hero than the usual "babes" that usually get these roles.
The movie also stars Treat Williams, Luis Guzman and Danny Trejo in minor roles (Danny Trejo unfortunately only has a camera time of approx. 5 minutes in total).
The story itself has a lot resemblence to TAKEN with Liam Neeson.
There are quite a few plot twists, but not all of them work well.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Steven TOP 500 REVIEWER on 27 May 2014
Format: DVD
This curious little picture manages to showcase Ms Carano's obvious athletic talents whilst giving her some opportunity to show a little bit of range. When her new husband doesn't reach hospital after an accident and her frantic searching turns up nothing but dead ends, she files a missing persons report and is distraught at the lack of empathy and action being doled out by the local police on their honeymoon Carribean island. Hubby's rich family give her less than encouraging response and believing her to be a worthless gold digger, they leave the island believing the police, that the son has been done in. Ms Carano isn't going to be put off; having grown up with a criminal father who has taught her her all he knew, she isn't put off by overbearing cops, shady clubs or local hard men and it isn't long before she's breaking bones to get to the truth. Rather like Van Damme, whose first crop of movies showcased his obvious althleticim, the producers have roped poor Carano into a lower budget Taken style affair where she smashes her way through the criminal underworld looking for her hubby. There are some decent casting choices, Treat Williams, Louise Guzman and Danny Trejo are grossly underused by a fairly woeful script and the plodding screenplay which only comes alive when Ms Carano is kicking in doors and taking names. This isn't the picture to make Ms Carano a star. It's a really mixed bag which, if I'm honest, isn't helped by poor lighting, some uninspired locations and the use of locals instead of actors. That's not to say this is all cheap, the lukewarm script hides a interesting story and the hospital action scenes towards the end are inventive enough. The final showdown is staged in a shanty town which appears to have been chosen for budget pragmatism rather than gritty realism.Read more ›
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