Apr 062017
 

Little Nikita is an odd little, and mostly forgotten, film from the late 1980s that has a weak screenplay made up by two solid actors in Sidney Poitier and River Phoenix whose chemistry did work so well.

 

 

Little Nikita
(1988)

Genre(s): Mystery, Suspense/Thriller, Action
Mill Creek Entertainment | PG – 97 min. – $14.98 | April 4, 2017

Date Published: 04/06/2017 | Author: The Movieman

 


MOVIE INFO:
Directed by:
Richard Benjamin
Writer(s): Tom Musca & Terry Schwartz (story), John Hill and Bo Goldman (screenplay)
Cast: Sidney Poitier, River Phoenix, Richard Jenkins, Richard Bradford, Richard Lynch
DISC INFO:
Features:
None
Digital Copy: No
Formats Included: Blu-ray
Number of Discs: 1
Audio: English (Dolby Digital 5.1)
Video: 1080p/Widescreen 1.78
Subtitles: English
Disc Size: 22.8 GB
Codec: MPEG-4 AVC
Region(s): A

 


PLOT SYNOPSIS


Roy Parmenter (SIDNEY POITIER) is an FBI agent with a long-standing vendetta against a Russian spy named Scuba (RICHARD LYNCH). Now, Scuba is blackmailing the Soviet government by tracking down and assassinating their sleeper agents in the United States. Parmenter discovers that high-school student Jeff Grant (RIVER PHOENIX) is the son of two such agents (RICHARD JENKINS, CAROLINE KAVA), which is a total shock to Jeff. Parmenter must try to track Scuba while also protecting the Grants.

 

SPECIAL FEATURES – 0/5


No features.

 


VIDEO – 3.75/5


Little Nikita makes its debut onto Blu-ray through Mill Creek Entertainment and for the most part, this 1080p high-definition transfer (MPEG-4 AVC codec) looks pretty good with sharp detail and bright colors throughout. The only drawback is, I did tend to notice numerous instances of dust marks and scratches so clearly, but not surprisingly, this didn’t get any treatment, not that this kind of movie necessitated a large amount of money to restore.

AUDIO – 3.25/5


Also predictably, this only comes with the standard Dolby Digital 2.0 track which is perfectly serviceable for a movie like this providing for okay dialogue levels while lending some depth for the action sequences, but nothing amazing.

 


OVERALL – 2.5/5


Overall, Little Nikita is an odd little, and mostly forgotten, film from the late 1980s that has a weak screenplay made up by two solid actors in Sidney Poitier and River Phoenix whose chemistry did work so well. This Blu-ray released by Mill Creek Entertainment is your usual bargain, no-frills, title containing no bonus material, so-so audio but an above average video transfer.

 

 

 

 

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