Crank (2006) (4K Ultra HD/Blu-ray Review)

Crank (2006) (4K Ultra HD/Blu-ray Review)

Crank (2006) (4K Ultra HD/Blu-ray Review)

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Crank (2006) (4K Ultra HD/Blu-ray Review)
Directed By: Mark Neveldine, Brian Taylor
Starring: Jason Statham, Amy Smart, Jose Pablo Cantillo
Rated: R/Region A/1:78/4K (2160p)/Number of Discs 2
Available from Lionsgate Films

There are a thousand ways to raise your adrenaline, and today hitman Chev Chelios (Jason Statham) will need every one! He has one hour to settle the score and say good-bye to his girl and go out with a little style! The only question is, will he stay alive long enough to see it happen?

For my money, upon its original release, Crank was one of the most creative and fun action flicks you could find out there on the market. Now, here we sit with it even having a sequel and I still think it stands out for all the things it did differently. In a lot of ways, it is a product of its time. Featuring Jason Statham when he was sort of still on his rise and having Amy Smart who was pretty popular at the time a well, Crank kind of feels like one giant fast-paced time capsule for 2006. That’s not a bad thing. Every time period needs movies that can be looked at for defining time, a feeling, or a movement. In the case of 2006, Crank and its fast and crazy pace is an example of the time. It’s balls to the wall and fun. It’s also a bit cheesy. None the less, all of these elements make for a fun movie that is still strong today and there is a reason a movie like this is picked to be among the still first-wave of movies to get the 4K upgrade.

The plot is simple, a bit silly, but effective. The character of Chev here has to make sure his heart stays at a certain rate and doing so keeps this film moving very quickly and creatively. It almost has a video game vibe to it and I like that about it. Half the fun of watching this one is seeing just what all he will do to keep himself alive. Some could say the sequel might kind of kill the mystic this one has, but I don’t think that’s the case at all with Crank. This is a fun ride that helped put Jason Statham on the map and for good reason. I think it’s a worthy movie for anyone to check out if for some reason you haven’t and I also feel this is a worthy 4K upgrade that looks very solid and shows how any movie can be upgraded with the format if you have the proper set-up. Heck, at this point I’m all for Crank 2 getting a 4K release!

Extras

– NEW “Crank @ Comic-Con” Featurette
– NEW “More Stories from Crank” Featurette
– “Shooting Crank” Featurette
– “The Stunts of Crank” Featurette
– “Pushing Crank” Featurette

QUALITY OF TRANSFER: 95%

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