Jun 152021
 

Camino is an alright little survival thriller that’s not terribly memorable but serviceably entertaining at times and Zoe Bell at least made for a capable lead though the stunt work she’s known for wasn’t anything spectacular.

 

 

Camino
(2015)


Genre(s): Suspense/Thriller, Drama
MVD Entertainment| NR – 104 min. – $19.95 | June 22, 2021

Date Published: 06/15/2021 | Author: The Movieman


MOVIE INFO:
Director: Josh C. Waller
Writer(s): Daniel Noah & Josh C. Waller (story), Daniel Noah (screenplay)
Cast: Zoë Bell, Nacho Vigalondo, Francisco Barreiro, Sheila Vand, Kevin Pollak


DISC INFO:
Features: Featurettes, Theatrical Trailers
Slip Cover: No
Digital Copy: No
Formats Included: Blu-ray
Number of Discs: 1


Audio: English (DTS-HD MA 5.1), English (PCM 2.0)
Video: 1080p/Widescreen 2.35
Subtitles: English SDH, French
Disc Size: 24.46 GB
Total Bitrate: 25.36 Mbps
Codecs: MPEG-4 AVC
Region(s): A, B, C


MVD 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 — 3/5


Plot Synopsis: Celebrated war photographer Avery Taggert (ZOE BELL) is on assignment in the Columbian jungle following a group of missionaries led by Guillermo (NACH VIGALONDO) as they bring meds to the poor. But when Avery’s lens captures the leader conducting a cocaine deal and murdering a child witness, Guillermo tells his troops that Avery is a threat and orders them to kill her. She now has to flee into the wild jungle and a relentlessly brutal chase begins.

Quick Hit Review: Camino is a decent enough if not also forgettable survival-thriller that has a few okay fight scenes and a performance from Zoe Bell which was serviceable, however she’s hardly the strongest actress and why she’s mostly known as a great stuntwoman, for which she showcases some of her skills. Nacho Vigalondo is fine as a manipulative and corrupt “freedom fighter” and everybody else was window dressing.

One of the bigger issues is there’s a rather heavy amount of suspension of disbelief that a photography, albeit someone accomplished, can become Rambo-esque. Sure, she does take a beating but does get the better of individuals used to fighting; an easy fix would be having Avery being some sort of former Special Forces soldier, but alas…

Camino was directed by Josh C. Waller in his third feature film and last one to be released (IMDb has him attached to another project, but no update since 2017), with a script by Waller’s collaborator, Daniel Noah. There’s nothing particularly special about the movie although Waller tries to give the film some visual flair here and there, but it’s still entertaining enough if only as a rental.

 

SPECIAL FEATURES – 3/5


Camino Behind the Scenes (TRT 28:00) — This is split into three parts — “The Shoot” (11:17), “The Fights” (7:22) and “Electro-Jungle-Western” (9:21) — providing some behind-the-scenes footage and interviews with the cast and crew.

Camino: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Promo (3:09)

Also includes the Theatrical Trailer (2:18) and International Trailer (2:00).

 


VIDEO – 4/5


MVD Entertainment releases Camino onto Blu-ray presented in its original 2.35 widescreen aspect ratio and a 1080p high-definition transfer. For the most part this is a fine looking HD picture, detail is reasonably sharp throughout even though a good portion does take place at (day for) night, while the day time scenes show off bright and vibrant colors. I didn’t notice any major flaws or blemishes so yhr transfer does appear to be fairly clean.

AUDIO – 4½/5


The movie comes with a strong and depth-filled DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 track. Dialogue comes across with good clarity with the front and rear channels being utilized for the ambient noises in the jungle or a somewhat bombastic score from Kreng.

 


OVERALL – 3/5


Camino is an alright little survival thriller that’s not terribly memorable but serviceably entertaining at times and Zoe Bell at least made for a capable lead though the stunt work she’s known for wasn’t anything spectacular.

 

 

 

 

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

 06/15/2021  Blu-ray Reviews, Quick Hit Reviews, Screen Caps Tagged with:

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