8mm (1999) (Blu-ray Review)

8mm (1999) (Blu-ray Review)

8mm (1999) (Blu-ray Review)

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8mm (1999) (Blu-ray Review)
DIRECTED BY: Joel Schumacher
STARRING: Nicolas Cage, Joaquin Phoenix, James Gandolfini
RATED: R/REGION A/2:35/1080P/NUMBER OF DISCS 1
AVAILABLE FROM Scream Factory

Academy Award® winner Nicolas Cage (1995, Best Actor, Leaving Las Vegas) stars with Joaquin Phoenix (Walk The Line), James Gandolfini (The Sopranos) and Catherine Keener (Get Out) in an electrifying thriller from the writer of Se7en. Directed by Joel Schumacher, this dramatic story follows one man’s obsessive search to the truth about a six-year-old crime – and his ultimate discovery of the truth about himself.

Things get pretty tense and dark in the horror thriller 8MM. I don’t know about you guys but I can’t think of a better person than Nicolas Cage to take a strange and dark trip with. Here he’s on the case of a murder that has taken place six years before. It all starts with him seeing what appears to be a snuff film and it ends in a place you’ll just have to see for yourself. This comes from the same person that had written Seven and if you are a fan of Seven (and who isn’t?) then you’ll be right at home with what you get here. It’s in the same ballpark but comes with the added bonus of another memorable Nicolas Cage performance to go on top of it all. He’s playing a very complex character here and all jokes aside it could be one of Cage’s best performances. I don’t know about you, but I happen to like movies where our heroes are a bit flawed themselves and you get all of that and then some here with this one.

Packed with what could be called an all-star cast, 8mm keeps you on your toes and can put you on the edge of your seat from time to time. It’s a movie that gets by with just presenting us a very complicated and interesting plot that keeps you watching from start to finish and trying to guess where things will end-up well before we get there. Scream Factory gives us this Blu-ray with a new interview with director Joel Schumacher and other extras that we have seen before. The movie does look good here in HD and I’m sure that is going to be the main thing a lot of people are curious about and if that is the case you shouldn’t be let down by this release of 8mm from Scream Factory. Plus it’s always a good thing to see Shout Factory bringing us Nicolas Cage movies on Blu-ray.

Extras

– NEW 8MM In 35MM – An Interview With Producer/Director Joel Schumacher
– Audio Commentary With Producer/Director Joel Schumacher
– Vintage Behind The Scenes Featurette
– Theatrical Trailer
– TV Spots
– Still Gallery

QUALITY OF TRANSFER: 94%

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