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DON'T MESS WITH TEXAS LADY CARANO!,
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This review is from: In The Blood [DVD] (DVD)
...or her family that is.
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. Still the action and the great finale make up for the (very few) flaws.
5 STARS OUT OF 5. I liked it a lot. I will most certainly watch this one several times!
Feature running time: 102 mins.
Rating: R (MPAA) / 18 (BBFC)
Aspect Ratio: 16 x 9
Audio: English 5.1 and 2.0
Both, the picture and audio quality are very good for DVD standards. On the negative side are the lack of additional audio tracks and there are absolutely no subtitles (not even for the hearing impaired).
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Initial post: 5 Jun 2014 21:14:24 BDT
Last edited by the author on 5 Jun 2014 21:14:42 BDT
Great review she'd hve made a great Wonder Woman, I'll be getting this one for sure.
In reply to an earlier post on 5 Jun 2014 21:30:31 BDT
Caligula II. says:
You won't regret it! Just got it and watching it for the second time!!! Gina kicks ass!!!
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