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Excellent DTV action movie but UK release is cropped,
This review is from: Bad Cop [DVD] (DVD)
In my opinion this is one of the best DTV action movies of recent years. It puts the sanitised, PG-13 "actioners" of modern Hollywood to shame. This is an 80's-style R-rated violent cop-on-the-edge action movie like Lethal Weapon (and takes a fair bit of inspiration from that classic). It's quite serious in tone and also extremely violent. The title has been changed (dumbed down?) from 'Sinners and Saints' to the generic 'Bad Cop' for the UK market.
Unfortunately the UK release has been cropped from 2.35:1 to 1.85:1, by cropping the sides off the picture. This is not the first time Anchor Bay have done this, even though they managed to release it in the correct ratio in the US. As a result compositions often look cramped. The region coding of the US blu ray release is unknown.