Jun 052023

Stone Cold is a 1991 B/C-movie action-thriller that attempted to make NFL superstar Brian Bosworth into an action hero with spectacular failure, but still a fun cheesy movie nevertheless.



Stone Cold

Genre(s): Suspense/Thriller, Action
Kino Lorber| R – 92 min. – $29.95 | May 9, 2023

Date Published: 06/05/2023 | Author: The Movieman

Director: Craig R. Baxley
Writer(s): Walter Doniger (written by)
Cast: Brian Bosworth, Lance Henriksen, William Forsythe, Arabella Holzbog

Features: Commentary, Interviews, Trailers
Slip Cover: Yes
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
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.


John Stone (BRIAN BOSWORTH is the only cop tough enough to take out a gang of stone-cold killers. Going undercover, he has to pose as an outlaw biker to win the trust of their diabolic leader Chains and his right-hand psychopath Ice (LANCE HENRIKSEN. Stone soon discovers there’s more to these bikers than heavy metal mayhem. They’re plotting a paramilitary assault on the State Capitol, where one of their men has been sentenced to execution. In a spectacular climax, Stone is up against the gang and on his own. And the killers soon discover that if you go up against John Stone, he’ll burn you cold…Stone Cold.



This release does come with a matted slip cover and the artwork is reversible. Features include an Audio Commentary with Film Historians Mike Leeder and Arne Venema; a slew of new Interviews including Actors Brian Bosworth, Lance Henriksen, Arabella Holzbog and Sam McMurray; as well as Theatrical Trailers and TV Spots.



VIDEO – 4¼/5

Kino Lorber releases Stone Cold onto Blu-ray where it’s presented in its original 1.85 widescreen aspect ratio and given a new 1080p high-definition transfer, taken from a 2K scan of the 35mm Interpositive. While nothing extraordinary, I would have to assume this 1990s C-movie never looked better with solid detail throughout and colors that are nicely balanced, being bright but not oversaturated. There were some minor specs however nothing distracting.

AUDIO – 3¾/5

The included DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 track which is more than adequate with some so-so depth for the action scenes while dialogue levels come across the dual channels with good clarity.


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