Chain of Command is the latest of a long string of direct-to-video action flicks with bad acting, terrible dialogue and a poor plot. The only good thing I guess I can say the newcomer, who has no other titles to her credit, Ashleigh Barnett isn’t bad, so that’s something?
Chain of Command
Genre(s): Action, Thriller
Lionsgate | R – 88 min. – $19.99 | September 22, 201
Special Operative James Webster (MICHAEL JAI WHITE) has just returned from duty, only to witness the brutal slaying of his brother. Webster immediately tries to retaliate and hunt down the perpetrators, but as he delves deeper into the secret world of corruption and murder. He finds himself at the center of a deadly conspiracy that cuts deep inside the walls of the U.S. government. With the most ruthless military assassin (STEVE AUSTIN) hot on his trail, Webster must expose the corrupt high-ranking officials before he becomes just another victim of the nefarious plot.
SPECIAL FEATURES – 0/5
This release only comes with a redemption code for the Digital HD copy.
VIDEO – 3.5/5
Lionsgate releases Chain of Command presented with a 1.78 widescreen aspect ratio and a 1080p high-definition transfer. The movie, being direct-to-video, looks it and appears to have been shot digitally so it has a very glossy tone. Colors are generally fine though skin tones do have somewhat of a waxy texture. The transfer itself, though, is clean, free of aliasing and artifacts.
AUDIO – 3.0/5
The 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio track is rather basic with OK dialogue levels but the action centric scenes are pretty flat and don’t show off much depth. The rear channels do get some work with ambient noises and the generic score but generally speaking, it’s at best an average lossless track.
OVERALL – 1.25/5
Overall, Chain of Command is the latest of a long string of direct-to-video action flicks with bad acting, terrible dialogue and a poor plot. The only good thing I guess I can say the newcomer, who has no other titles to her credit, Ashleigh Barnett isn’t bad, so that’s something? The Blu-ray itself is basic with no bonus material while the video and audio transfers are at best adequate.
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