Catch .44 (BLU-RAY)

Catch .44

On Blu-Ray: 
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
Running Time: 
93 Minutes

In once scene in the film the girls are driving and one of them throws on a Bruce Willis album.

What can you expect from Catch .44? Well, for starters the film is simply a collection of elements. For example, if you were trying to describe the work of Tarantino, what Grindhouse is, and how Sophia Coppola or Wes Anderson put together a movie soundtrack, well, this would be your explanation. It’s basically Death Proof, Pulp Fiction, Reservoir Dogs, some small snippets of Robert Rodriguez’s Planet Terror (film technique anyway), with a classic/indie rock soundtrack. Needless to say I had to force myself to watch it all the way through to the end. In short, I hated the story for its lack of originality and, really, lack of story all together. The only real shining light in the whole picture was Forest Whitaker (The Last Kind Of Scotland). From the Executive Producers of Machete and True Grit.

Be as it may that I found the film so deplorable Anchor Bay at least gives the transfer for the BD drop a very solid look. The world within is rich in detail and clarity with solid black levels that masterfully handle the mostly night world the movie offers up. Grain pops up occasionally but so ignorable that it might as well not even be there. Color works within the context of the dirty world of Catch .44 and skin tones are natural. The picture quality manages to capture the grimy filthiness of the film to a t.

Audio is also just as great. Ambient sounds manage to pop up in side channels while gunshots and vehicle motors manage to uphold a nice deep LFE output. Dialogue is never strained and the combination of all of the above never step over one another in the presentation.

~Audio Commentary

Bruce Willis (Red)
Malin Akerman (Watchmen)
Forest Whitaker (The Last King Of Scotland)
Nikki Reed (Twilight)
Deborah Ann Woll (True Blood)
Brian Dourif (Lord Of The Rings)
Shea Wigham (Boardwalk Empire)

AJ Garcia
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