Dec 252015
 

Close Range isn’t good however, I will say at least the fight choreography wasn’t half bad but the acting has much to be desired and the screenplay doesn’t fare much better. But for fans of Adkins and kind of old school, 1990s-esque films, it might be worth a rental or cheap pick-up.

 

 

Close Range
(2015)


REVIEW NAVIGATION

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

Genre(s): Action
XLrator | NR – 85 min. – $20.99 | January 5, 2016


MOVIE INFO:
Directed by:
Isaac Florentine
Writer(s): Chad Law & Shane Dax Taylor
Cast: Scott Adkins, Nick Chinlund, Caitlin Keats, Jake La Botz, Tony Perez, Madison Lawlor
DISC INFO:
Features:
Trailer
Digital Copy: Yes
Number of Discs: 1
Audio: English (DTS-HD MA 5.1)
Video: 1080p/Widescreen 1.78
Subtitles: English SDH
Disc Size: 21.0 GB
Codec: MPEG-4 AVC
Region(s): A


PLOT SYNOPSIS

After rescuing his kidnapped niece (MADISON LAWLOR) from a powerful drug cartel, Dolton MacReady (SCOTT ADKINS) begins a relentless fight to save his family. The cartel has descended upon his secluded ranch with a thirst for revenge. In tow are a corrupt local sheriff (NICK CHINLUND) and his crew of deputies, ensuring that help won’t be coming any time soon. What ensues is a non-stop assault on the ranch, a blow-by-blow survival marathon for Colton to protect his loved ones and save his life.

 

SPECIAL FEATURES – 0.5/5

The only feature included is the trailer (1:31; HD).

 


VIDEO – 3.5/5

Close Range kicks and knifes its way onto Blu-ray presented with a 1.78 widescreen aspect ratio and a 1080p high-definition transfer. The picture isn’t anything amazing but detail is OK while colors tend to be more on the drab side than vibrant, though that’s in keeping with its more Western style. The transfer also appears to be clean, free of artifacting and aliasing.

 

AUDIO – 3.0/5

For an action-centric flick, I found the DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 track a bit weak. Dialogue generally sounds fine but like everything else, it seems the mix was rather quiet. This is not a dynamic track but it probably has more due to the limited budget rather than the transfer itself.

 



OVERALL – 2.0/5

Overall, Close Range isn’t good however, I will say at least the fight choreography wasn’t half bad but the acting has much to be desired and the screenplay doesn’t fare much better. But for fans of Adkins and kind of old school, 1990s-esque films, it might be worth a rental or cheap pick-up. The Blu-ray only has a trailer and the video and audio transfers are average.

 

Published: 12/25/2015

 

 

 

 

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