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Freezer Blu-ray Review

Freezer Blu-ray

“Freezer” is a yawn-worthy thriller.

The plot: A tied up smartass man (Robert) wakes up inside of a meat freezer allegedly without any knowledge of how he got there. The reason for his abduction becomes clear, however, when a group of Russian captors believe that he is in possession of 8 million dollars. Robert claims that he knows nothing about the money, but his captors do not believe him. As the Russians continue to turn down the temperature to a deathly degree, time begins to run out for Robert. Is this a case of mistaken identity or does Robert really know about the money? How do two shady Police Detectives and a mysterious Russian woman (Alisa) play into the story?

The “Freezer” film quote “Where’s the money?” pretty much sums up this thinly plotted “Saw” and “Buried” wannabe. Throughout 82 long minutes, viewers will be bored stiff as most of the film is comprised of scenes with Robert being interrogated about the missing money over and over and over again. Sure, there are a few expected MacGuffins and plot twists along the way, but, by the time they roll around, you likely won’t care how it all turns out. The only thing most viewers will embrace here will be for the end credits to appear on screen.

As forgettable as “Freezer” is, there are some notable performances to be found here. Veteran actor Dylan McDermott (Robert) does a fine job as the quipping leading man. Considering he was given the challenging task of making an underdeveloped character come alive in (primarily) one location, he really makes the best of the role. Up and coming actress Yuliya Snigir (last seen in 2013’s horrific “A Good Day To Die Hard”) also shines even though she clearly needs to pick better roles in the future.

Video/Audio:

Presentation: 2.40:1 1080p. How does it look? The crisp looking cinematography has an intentionally dark and gloomy look since a majority of the film is shot inside a freezer set.

Audio Track: Dolby TrueHD 5.1. How does it sound? Since this is mostly a dialogue driven film, there’s not much going on here audio wise. With that said, the track is still solid.

Extras:
* DVD copy and Ultraviolet digital copy.
* Interviews with Dylan McDermott, Peter Facinelli and Mikael Salomon.
* “Freezer: Behind It All” contains cast and crew interviews, film clips, discussions about the script, set, and characters, and set footage.

January 27, 2014 - Posted by | Blu-Ray review | ,

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