Jun 162014
 

Beyond the Trophy isn’t a good movie. Perdiod, end of the discussion. The performances are at best wooden including Michael Madsen and the story is filled with cliché after cliché to go along with a poorly written script. Add to that, the production values are pretty bad making for a terrible looking picture.

 

 

 

Beyond the Trophy
(2012)


REVIEW NAVIGATION

The Movie
| Special Features | Video Quality | Audio Quality | Overall

Genre(s): Crime, Thriller
Arc Entertainment | NR – 96 min. – $20.99 | June 3, 2014

MOVIE INFO:
Directed by:
Daniel J. Gillin
Writer(s): Daniel J. Gillin (written by)
Cast: Michael Madsen, Stephen Cloud, Tiny Lister, Eric Roberts

DISC INFO:
Features:
Trailer
Number of Discs: 1

Audio: English (Dolby Digital 5.1)
Video: Anamorphic Widescreen 1.78
Subtitles: None
Region(s): 1

 


PLOT SUMMARY

Beyond the Trophy tells the story of men’s obsession with power and how far they will go to claim the “prize”.

Two rival gangs in Los Angeles and Las vegas, led by Gino (ROBERT MIANO) and Cole (MICHAEL MADSEN), are vying for control. Danny (MICHAEL MASINI), an LAPD undercover police detective, goes deep into gangland to infiltrate one gang to bring down both.

Along the way, he becomes entangled with the beautiful and seductive Angela (ALI CASTELLO), whose relationship with her husband Jake and mob leader Gino makes her the focal point of an intoxicating romantic equation – with deadly consequences. Her dream is to escape the wrath of evil abusive men, and find the love she never knew.

SPECIAL FEATURES – 0.5/5

Other than a trailer (2:07), no other features were included.


VIDEO – 2.0/5

Beyond the Trophy arrives on DVD with an anamorphic 1.78 presentation and quite frankly looks utterly awful due to what I assume was a shoestring budget. Colors are washed out and even for standard def, it just looks fuzzy.

AUDIO – 2.5/5

The Dolby Digital 5.1 track is loud and that’s really the best thing I can say about it. Michael Madsen’s stilted narration booms out of the front and rear channels while the main action takes place primarily through the center speaker.



OVERALL – 1.0/5

Overall, Beyond the Trophy isn’t a good movie. Perdiod, end of the discussion. The performances are at best wooden including Michael Madsen and the story is filled with cliché after cliché to go along with a poorly written script. Add to that, the production values are pretty bad making for a terrible looking picture; it says something that the most professional thing is the DVD artwork. The DVD has below average video/audio and there’s only a trailer as a feature.

 

Published: 06/16/2014

 

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  2 Responses to “Review: Beyond the Trophy DVD”

Comments (2)
  1. I love the negative comments as being the Director was
    Just a title. I was given no say in post to spin my
    Story and the Post Supervisor made it his life’s work
    To get even with my DP Riz Story who had all
    The proper sound and color in place until that troll
    Screwed it up with his Motley Crew of assassins
    All I can say is Welcome to Hollywood is
    The biggest understatement on earth as is Final
    Cut with meaningful collaboration. It’s still a film that
    Has good actors and yes a lower budget with legendary actors.

  2. Sorry to read about your experience. Unfortunately not too surprising based on the few commentary tracks where the participants are honest about their experience (versus the typical kiss ass comments).

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