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Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans Blu-Ray

“Bad Lieutenant:Port Of Call New Orleans” is a Werner Herzog film starring Nicholas Cage in the title role.  The film centers on this decorated police officer, who also is addicted to drugs and fits the title of the film perfectly.  Cage fans will see him at his maniacal best in this modern noir portrait by Herzog.  Of course, Herzog has to throw in a few bizarre statements of his own, such as the “Iguana cam” and the “alligator cam”, just to keep you wondering what the hell is going on.

Costars in this black comedy-police drama include Eva Mendez as the bad girl Cage loves, Val Kilmer as his co-worker/partner (one of the best roles in a while for him), Jennifer Coolidge, Fairuza Balk and Brad Dourif. Together they show the sleezy side of post Katrina New Orleans  in a atmospheric tale of crooked cops, drugs and murder.

The blu-ray presentation is first rate and really shows off the atmospheric lighting in the film, which has a major impact in scenes.  Extras consist of a lengthy, multi-segmented  “making of ” featurette with Herzog and cast.  While it is interesting to watch once, that would probably be the only time. “Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans” is an entertaining but slightly bizarre film that shows off the acting talents of Cage to the max.  Fans of his will definitely want to pick this up to add to their collection of his great performances.

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April 24, 2010 - Posted by | Blu-Ray review | , , , , , , ,

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