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Doubtful many remember either one of these movies which were released in the mid-90s and probably for good reason. Despite respectable casts, Body Count especially, the stories were generally messy and worse yet, not very memorable.

 

 

The Trigger Effect/Body Count
— Double Feature —
(1996/1998)

Genre(s): Suspense/Thriller
Mill Creek | R – 94 min. / 85 min. – $19.98 | June 4, 2019

Date Published: 06/03/2019 | Author: The Movieman


MOVIE INFO (THE TRIGGER EFFECT):
Directed by: David Koepp

Writer(s): David Koepp (written by)
Cast: Kyle Maclachlan, Elisabeth Shue, Dermot Mulroney, Richard T. Jones, Michael Rooker


MOVIE INFO (BODY COUNT):
Directed by: Robert Patton-Spruill

Writer(s): Theodore Witcher (written by)
Cast: David Caruso, Linda Fiorentino, John Leguizamo, Ving Rhames, Donnie Wahlberg, Forest Whitaker

DISC INFO:
Features: Trailers
Slip Cover: No

Digital Copy: No
Formats Included: Blu-ray
Number of Discs: 1
Audio: English (DTS-HD MA 5.1)
Video: 1080p/Widescreen 1.85
Subtitles: English SDH
Disc Size: 45.21 GB
Total Bitrate: 33.28 Mbps (The Trigger Effect) / 33.41 Mbps
Codecs: MPEG-4 AVC
Region(s): A

Mill Creek Entertainment provided me with a free copy of the Blu-ray I reviewed in this Blog Post.
The opinions I share are my own.

THE MOVIE — 2.75/5


The Trigger Effect Plot Synopsis: All forms of communication are wiped out – no electricity, no cash machines and no telecommunications. The system and the rules society takes for granted begin crumbling down. Rumors of looters and shootings increase the fear and mistrust among frantic citizens. Now everything that society has taken for granted no longer works… and ordinary rules no longer apply.


Body Count Plot Synopsis: It was a picture-perfect art heist by a rogue’s gallery of thieves. But something went deadly wrong. Now they’re on the run with the $15 million worth of masterpieces, cops on their trail, and a mysterious beauty (LINDA FIORENTINO) who’s along for the adventure-charged ride. They’ve got to get rid of their loot, but with a fortune at their fingertips, frayed nerves and their deceptive female tag-along, just staying alive will be the real art.

 

SPECIAL FEATURES – 0.5/5


Both movies come with their respective Trailers.

 


VIDEO – 3.0/5


Neither movie, presented in their original 1.85 widescreen aspect ratios and given 1080p high-definition transfers, look particularly great, but at least appear respectable enough. Detail on them are alright, Body Count certainly looks better, and there is some minor scratches that crop up every so often plus there is some artifacting going on with The Trigger Effect (not to mention I think DNR might’ve been applied). That being said, while neither transfer will wow anybody, you are getting both movies in HD for the first time, stateside at least.

AUDIO – 3.5/5


The movies come with adequate DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 tracks. Neither of these I’d consider fantastic or even all that noteworthy, but outside of some violence, the bulk of these movies are filled with either dialogue or music/score.

 


OVERALL – 2.75/5


Doubtful many remember either one of these movies which were released in the mid-90s and probably for good reason. Despite respectable casts, Body Count especially, the stories were generally messy and worse yet, not very memorable. This Mill Creek release is on the basic side, though the trailers are available for both films.

 

 

 

 

Check out some more 1080p screen caps by going to page 2. Please note, these do contain spoilers.

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