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A man is wrongly convicted of conspiracy to commit espionage against the U.S. He's offered his freedom if he can rescue the president's daughter from an outer space prison taken over by violent inmates.

Starring:
Lennie James, Guy Pearce
Rental Formats:
DVD, Blu-ray

Product Details

Discs
  • Feature ages_15_and_over
Runtime 1 hour 35 minutes
Starring Lennie James, Guy Pearce, Mark Tankersley, Tim Plester, Vincent Regan, Yan Dron, Peter Stormare, Maggie Grace, Nick Hardin, Patrick Cauderlier
Director Stephen St. Leger, James Mather
Genres Science Fiction, Thriller
Studio ENTERTAINMENT IN VIDEO
Rental release 20 August 2012
Main languages English
Hearing impaired subtitles English
Discs
  • Feature ages_15_and_over
Runtime 1 hour 35 minutes
Starring Lennie James, Guy Pearce, Mark Tankersley, Tim Plester, Vincent Regan, Yan Dron, Peter Stormare, Maggie Grace, Nick Hardin, Patrick Cauderlier
Director Stephen St. Leger, James Mather
Genres Science Fiction, Thriller
Studio ENTERTAINMENT IN VIDEO
Rental release 20 August 2012
Main languages English
Hearing impaired subtitles English

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Format: DVD Verified Purchase
Surprisingly good Sci-fi based around a rescue mission from a high security space prison orbiting the earth where serious offenders are kept in cryostatis. Guy Pearce plays the good-guy-turned-bad-guy-turned-good-again guy in a slightly Die-Hard fashion and has to rescue the president's daughter from the prison after a riot and escape attempt breaks out while she is visiting the space prison on some kind of humanitarian work. That sounds pretty standard but in a slightly different setting the film feels like a lot more than that with its subplots and I think Guy Pearce is probably at his peak here - I think the best I've ever seen him in any role as an actor. Not what I was expecting from him at all, the film is visually strong (other than some mediocre effects here and there) and fast paced with some great hard-hitting action. It often feels tense and claustrophobic and kept me interested through to the end.

More violent than I was expecting which worked well for me and suits the film's feel and backdrop - would definitely recommend as a decent action movie with a slightly different take the standard hero/action movie.
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By Jules TOP 1000 REVIEWER on 6 Sept. 2012
Format: DVD
Set in the not too distant future, Guy Pearce (L.A. Confidential) stars as a wisecracking government agent, Snow, who is wrongly convicted of murder & selling state secrets. But he may just have a way to redeem himself, as the presidents daughter Emilie Warnock (Maggie Grace -Taken) who was visiting a maximum cryostatis prison in space to check on the well being of the inmates, is smack dab in the middle of a prison riot. Only one person would be crazy enough to go in there, Snow!

To start with it's quite obvious from reading the synopsis alone that this is a reworking of the classic Escape From New York with Kurt Russell. None the less, Lockout turns out to be a very watchable brutish action movie, but with some intelligence thrown in there, in the shape of the sub plot rumbling underneath the main events. The action is fast, furious, brutal & smart in places, but there are a couple of far fetched moments that even the most hardened of action fans may raise an eyebrow too. The CGI & special effects used are pretty good on the whole with some exceptions here & there, but, considering the budget worked with it's not surprising. Some interesting ideas used in places, no doubt thanks the man who came up with the idea of the film, Luc Besson. But he will undoubtedly be pleased with the work that directors & co writers James Mather & Stephen St. Leger have managed to produce, in keeping with Besson's fast & furious action style.
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Format: Blu-ray Verified Purchase
I received my copy of Lockout at the weekend and I am happy to say that I love it. Yes it's cheesy, yes it's derivative but it's fun and, with the exception of the awful bike chase, the SFX hold up very well. Guy Pearce's wisecracking tough guy performance is thoroughly entertaining and I can happily add the film to my shelf along with other shameless throwback movies like Doomsday.

Unfortunately I have a low tolerance for low quality products and the UK blu ray of Lockout is one such product. All the reviews I had read previously of this release had been glowing when appraising the visual quality so I was a little bit surprised to see a fairly soft and murky image in places and, worse, some genuinely appalling and thoroughly distracting occurrences of colour banding, most noticeably in space scenes. The shot of the prison at around 55 minutes is a good example with the sun flare on the right hand side of the screen looking like it was rendered by an 8 bit computer. The skydiving sequence at the climax of the movie is even worse. As a result I spent an hour fiddling with my TV and blu ray settings to try and resolve the issue, to no avail. It occurred to me then that the numerous reviews I had read were specifically for the US release, distributed by Sony, so I ordered a copy from a market place seller and it arrived today, only two days later. It turns out I was right. The US release IS reference quality and absolutely flawless. The UK version is distributed by Entertainment in Video and is the inferior product by some considerable margin.

Apologies if you think I'm being too finnicky but if I buy a blu ray I expect blu ray quality, not this second rate, lazy and flawed transfer that we have been fobbed off with in the UK.
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Format: Blu-ray
Amazing sci-fi action movie with a retro feel!! The story is sweet and simple and probably predictable but that matters not as you will have so much fun with this movie, it feels really oldschool action like something the 80s would have thrown at us with Bruce Willis back in the day. Guy Pearce is a quality actor who plays a fun character in a ridiculous situation in space saving the presidents daughter from thousands of the worlds most dangerous criminals, all good fun, lots of great action and plenty of cheesy one liners, make sure you check it out.
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