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SWAT: Unit 887 DVD Review

SWAT- Unit 887 DVD

Viewers will want to swat away “SWAT: Unit 887.”

Contrary to the title, this is not a film from the “S.W.A.T.” franchise. Instead, it’s a low, low, low budget action flick in which the LAPD and SWAT team members work to rescue hostages from a terrorist (Damian) and his crew. Damian claims he wants a plane and 100 million dollars, but are his demands merely a cover for something more sinister?

“SWAT: Unit 887” is the type of comically bad movie that makes me feel sad for the talented cast members involved (namely Tom Sizemore and Mischa Barton). We all know those 2 actors have appeared in some notable and, in some cases, excellent films over the years so it’s baffling to see them in something that resembles a high school film production (which might actually be an insult to some high school film productions). Are Barton and Sizemore that hard up for money and acting work? We may never know. What we do know is that “SWAT: Unit 887” should never be on anyone’s resume.

“SWAT: Unit 887” is one of those rare films without any redeeming qualities. The plot is paper thin, the constant close-ups, slow motion and sped up scenes are obnoxious to say the least, the sappy Chris Cutter family story is entirely forced, the sets are bare and cheap looking, and the movie even resorts to replaying scenes and clips of audio in order to extend the running time. Perhaps the biggest offense is that the movie has the gall to set-up a sequel.

Video/Audio:

Presentation: Widescreen. How does it look? It looks poorly shot.

Audio Track: 5.1 Surround. How does it sound? There are some truly awful sound recordings here complete with ruffled clothing and background noises.

The lone extras are trailers for other Alchemy titles.

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September 23, 2015 - Posted by | DVD review | , ,

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