The Jack Ryan Collection is a solid release from Paramount for what I consider a nice franchise, however there never was one that stoodout, each being fine filmmaking and storytelling and nice performances from the respective actors.
I can’t quite fathom why anyone should shell out even $5 for this double feature let alone $15-20 as Dungeons & Dragons is a pile of garbage worthy of only mockery and a night of drinking fun while the sequel is technically better yet still not very good. To top things off, the video and audio transfers for the first film aren’t anything noteworthy while the sequel fairs a little better but not by much.
In the latest in the line of direct-to-video horror-thrillers, Deadline pits two actresses who were on the rise in the late 90s/early 2000s, only to falter and rely on half-assed screenplays. […] However, neither actress has really risen to those lofty levels taking on some decent supporting roles […], before starring in some fairly lousy direct-to-video entries including The Ramen Girl and the incredibly awful Train.