May 092021

Tank is a suspense-drama starring James Garder, Shirley Jones, C. Thomas Howell and G.D. Spradlin. The Blu-ray arrives on May 11 from Kino Lorber and includes an audio commentary and promotional material.



— KL Studio Classics —

Genre(s): Suspense/Thriller, Drama
Kino Lorber| PG – 113 min. – $24.95 | March 11, 2021

Date Published: 05/09/2021 | Author: The Movieman

Director: Marvin J. Chomsky
Writer(s): Dan Gordon (written by)
Cast: James Garner, G.D. Spradlin, Shirley Jones, C. Thomas Howell, James Cromwell, Jenilee Harrison

Features: Commentary, Radio Spots, Theatrical Trailer
Slip Cover: No
Digital Copy: No
Formats Included: Blu-ray
Number of Discs: 1

Audio: English (DTS-HD MA 2.0)
Video: 1080p/Widescreen 1.85
Subtitles: English SDH
Disc Size: 37.17 GB
Total Bitrate: 41.81 Mbps
Codecs: MPEG-4 AVC
Region(s): A

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


Sergeant-Major Zack Corey (JAMES GARDNER) is completing his final stint of duty at a post in a small southern town. After defending a prostitute (JENILEE HARRISON), he finds himself doing battle with the town’s maniacal sheriff (G.D. SPRADLIN). When the sheriff jails Zack’s son Billy (C. THOMAS HOWELL) on a phony drug charge, the sergeant takes justice into his own hands – with the help from his personal World War II Sherman tank!



Features include an Audio Commentary by Entertainment Journalist and Author Bryan Reesman talking about the history behind the movie and its themes. Also included are some Radio Spots (3:09) and the Theatrical Trailer (2:52).


VIDEO – 4¼/5

Kino Lorber releases Tank onto Blu-ray I believe for the first time, at least in North America, and is presented in the original theatrical 1.85 widescreen aspect ratio and a 1080p high-definition transfer. I assume KL received the transfer from the Universal film vault and little or no work was done. Even so, the picture looks rather good, detail is decent enough and colors appear to be well balanced. There were some specs from time to time. It’s not pristine and the noise is a bit heavy but that seems to be how the film was shown (to a limited audience) back in 1984.

AUDIO – 4½/5

The movie comes with a standard but efficient DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 track. Dialogue comes through with good clarity and there’s some modest depth especially during the action-centric finale as the tank moves through town.





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

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