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Home Invasion isn’t going to challenge one’s mind or anything but it’s not a terrible movie, perfectly passable (not to mention safe) for what it is, a quick direct-to-video flick destined to air on Lifetime.

 

 

Home Invasion
(2016)

Genre(s): Suspense/Thriller
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment | PG13 – 88 min. – $26.99 | February 2, 2016

Date Published: 01/27/2015 | Author: The Movieman


MOVIE INFO:
Directed by:
David Tennant
Writer(s): Peter Sullivan (written by)
Cast: Natasha Henstridge, Jason Patric, Scott Adkins, Liam Dickinson, Kyra Zagorsky, Michael Rogers
DISC INFO:
Features:
None
Digital Copy: No
Formats Included: DVD
Number of Discs: 1
Audio: English (Dolby Digital 5.1), Portuguese (Dolby Digital 5.1), Spanish (Dolby Digital 5.1), Thai (Dolby Digital 5.1)
Video: Anamorphic Widescreen 1.78
Subtitles: English SDH, English, Chinese, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish, Thai
Region(s): 1


THE MOVIE – 3.0/5

Plot Synopsis: When a wealthy woman (NATASHA HENSTRIDGE) and her stepson (LIAM DICKINSON) are targeted by a trio of expert thieves (SCOTT ADKINS, KYRA ZAGORSKY, MICHAEL ROGERS) in their remote mansion, her only form of help comes from a call with a security systems specialist (JASON PATRIC). But as the intruders become increasingly hostile and the connection wavers, she must do what it takes to protect her stepson as the thieves have invaded for a specific purpose.

Quick Hit Review: This is a by-the-numbers suspense-thriller and just above par from something you’d see on the Lifetime Movie Channel in terms of both performances – Scott Adkins specifically has a good time playing the bad guy – and all around production values, but only just. Although not great, at only 85-minutes, it’s a quick viewing and had just enough entertainment value worthy of a rental, not much more.

Home Invasion was helmed by David “Not Doctor Who” Tennant with a screenplay written by Peter Sullivan who was responsible for a variety of direct-to-video flicks like The Contractor, Absolute Deception Poison Ivy: The Secret Society and Forever 16, the latter was one of those Lifetime Original Movies. As I said, this isn’t a terrible movie and straight to the point so although it’s not going to challenge the viewer, it is a fine time-waster.

 

SPECIAL FEATURES – 0/5

No features were included.

 


VIDEO – 3.75/5 | AUDIO – 3.5/5

Home Invasion is presented with a 1.78 anamorphic widescreen aspect ratio and looks decent enough with good, natural-looking, colors throughout. There are some instances of banding but nothing overly distracting. The disc includes a standard and adequate Dolby Digital 5.1 track providing for clear dialogue levels but other elements, such as music and the score, is low key.

 



OVERALL – 2.5/5

Overall, Home Invasion isn’t going to challenge one’s mind or anything but it’s not a terrible movie, perfectly passable (not to mention safe) for what it is, a quick direct-to-video flick destined to air on Lifetime. The DVD released through Sony Pictures Home Entertainment has good video and audio transfers but absolutely no features were included so it’ll quickly end up in the Wal-Mart’s dump bin.

 

 

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