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Zipper Blu-ray Review

Zipper Blu-ray

While certainly watchable, “Zipper” is rather tame.

In “Zipper,” the story revolves around a successful prosecutor/family man Sam Ellis. Amidst a possible run for attorney general, Sam finds himself succumbing to desires and temptation as he becomes a frequent client to an escort service. To make matters worse, the escort agency soon becomes busted. Will Sam sabotage his career and marriage or can he somehow salvage everything?

Terrible title aside, “Zipper” starts out as a promising tale of adultery, politics, and sex addiction thanks to stellar performances by star Patrick Wilson (who seems to be in everything these days) and Lena Headey (best known from “Game of Thrones”). As the movie progresses, however, the movie simply settles for predictability. There’s very little in the way of surprises.

Another problem here is that the movie bills itself as a political thriller. Alas, there’s not many thrills here as it’s mostly about sex. This genre conflict really shows in the final product as director Mora Stephens doesn’t quite know if she’s making a film about politics or a hard-hitting cautionary tale/character study in the vein of “Shame.”


Presentation: 2.35:1 1080p. How does it look? A decent transfer, but the colors look a bit too dark.

Audio Track: Dolby TrueHD 5.1. How does it sound? A solid track, but hardly spectacular.

Extras: Alchemy trailers, 7 deleted scenes with optional commentary, and a thoughtful solo commentary by soft spoken director Mora Stephens.

November 13, 2015 - Posted by | Blu-Ray review | , ,

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