PRIMAL Blu-ray Review

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Frank Walsh is a big game hunter who sells the animals to the highest bidder. He catches a beautiful white jaguar at great personal risk and cages the beast. He books passage on a cargo ship but there is also some other dangerous cargo that needs to be moved. It is a criminal named Richard Loffler and he is being escorted by the US government. The officers with him swear that they are completely safe but what do they know, right?

PRIMAL is directed by Nick Powell and this is only his second film. His first was also starring Cage called OUTCAST. In this, he is playing a guy who seems to care about no one but himself. This is a character type that Cage as played before and he does it with ease.

Nicolas Cage as Frank Walsh
Famke Janssen as Dr. Ellen Taylor
Kevin Durand as Richard Loffler
LaMonica Garrett as John Ringer
Michael Imperioli as Paul Freed


The audio is a DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 mix that gets the job done. The surround sound use is done well with the jungle and scenes on the boat with ambient sound.  Dialogue and effects are prioritized properly.


-The Making of PRIMAL

Disc Details
1 Blu-ray Disc
Digital Copy

Running Time
97 mins

Edition Ratings
Rated R

Region Coding
Region A

Video Resolution
1080p AVC MPEG-4
Aspect ratio: 2.39:1

Audio Mixes
English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1

English SDH


PRIMAL is a typical action movie that you Nicolas Cage has been doing over the past several years.  The Blu-ray has a really nice transfer and solid sound mix.  The extras are a bit light but the making of does the job.  All in all, if you’re a Cage fan, this might be for you. 

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