PRECIOUS CARGO Blu-ray Review

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Jack is a thief and works with his best friend Logan. She does over watch on his jobs and relationships. While he is trying to keep his personal life separate from work, it turns out that he can’t move on until he figures out what his ex wants from him. Her name is Karen and she crossed a man named Eddie, the wrong kind of person to betray. She needs Jack and his expertise to pull off a job to keep her in the clear.

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PRECIOUS CARGO is written and directed by first-timer Max Adams. It stars Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Bruce Willis, and Claire Forlani. Even though Willis has top billing due to his star-status, he isn’t the main focus of the movie. He plays the typical tough guy villain but Mark-Paul Gosselaar is the star here. His relationships with Karen and Logan while planning the job are what carry the film. The only problem is Gosselaar is more of a supporting actor. He lacks the charisma as a lead actor. Also, Max Adams employs a lot of cliché scenes and situations and it makes the plot very predictable. There was one little plot twist that surprised me towards the end but as a whole, you could see the ending clearly.

Cast
Mark-Paul Gosselaar as Jack
Bruce Willis as Eddie
Claire Forlani as Karen
John Brotherton as Nicholas
Lydia Hull as Jenna
Daniel Bernhardt as Simon
Ashley Kirk as Zoe
Tyler Jon Olson as Lucas
Jenna B. Kelly as Logan
Christopher Rob Bowen as Glenn
Sammi Barber as Apsara
Jean-Claude Leuyer as Gustavo
Nicholas M. Loeb as Andrew Herzberg

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The Blu-ray has a 1080p AVC transfer.

The transfer on the release looks beautiful. The coloring is spot-on for each of the different settings throughout the movie. It is brilliant when it needs to be and always sharp. The film looks as if its been shot digitally and the images have clean lines that keep the images separated on screen. I will say the grain can be a little heavy at times, especially in the brighter scenes. The contrasting is also excellent and creates deep blacks. They are inky and have minimal crushing. The Blu-ray has a very clean transfer, showing how well Lionsgate authors their films.

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The audio is an English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1.

Since Blu-ray hit the scene, Lionsgate has been making discs with strong audio tracks and this film is no exception. The mix is well balanced with the score being loud enough to hear but it never overpowers the effects or the dialogue. Speaking about the effects, the gunfire and explosions have a very nice presence throughout the home theater. There is also superb movement and range in the speakers that will immerse you into the film.

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Bonus Features:
-Making of PRECIOUS CARGO: This is a behind the scenes look at making the film.

-Cast/Crew Interviews

-Trailers

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Disc Details
1 Blu-ray disc
UltraViolet Digital Copy

Running Time
90 mins

Edition Ratings
Rated R

Region Coding
Region A

Video Resolution
1080p AVC
Aspect Ratio: 2.40:1

Audio Mixes
English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1

Subtitles
English
English SDH
Spanish

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PRECIOUS CARGO is an action flick that is high on the action but not so much on the story. It has been made for the adrenaline junkies and is a typical “heist” film. The Blu-ray itself is well done with high marks in both the audio and video. There isn’t a lot in the way of the special features but there is a “behind the scenes” extra. The release is how Blu-rays should be authored. I would say if you’re interested, definitely give it a rent or pick it up, the release as a whole is recommended.

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About the author

MEDIA JOURNALIST & STAFF WRITER | Michael is a fanatic about all cinema. He collects many things from movies to Steelbooks to 1/6 Scale Collectibles and vinyl collectibles. He loves pop culture, writing, reviewing films & collectibles, and journalism. Anything that is even slightly related to these things are always on his radar and most definitely a comic book nerd. He is also, of course, a Batman junkie and will chat it up about pretty much anything.