THE PLOT THUS FAR
The tale of an outlaw who escapes from prison and sets out across the Texas hills to reunite with his wife and the daughter he has never met.
WHAT WE THOUGHT
Bob Muldoon and Ruth Guthrie love each other. They just committed a massive crime spree, but the film opens on the end of that spree. It turns out that Ruth is pregnant and Bob won’t let her sacrifice their love child. Ruth flips out and shoots a cop, but the duo still get arrested. Bob’s in jail, but years later…Ruth is out and under the watchful eye of a local cop. It’s the same cop she shot and he has taken a certain interest in her child. Eventually, Ruth confronts the cop and he tells her that Bob has broken out of prison.
The push to spin a Western out of this is strong, but it’s a Neo Noir at times. “Ain’t Them Bodies Saints” isn’t an original movie, but it tries really hard to be something. Ruth Guthrie realizes that she doesn’t have a stable relationship with Bob, but she also can’t romanticize the care taking cop that she shot. The lady knows that she’s living a life of illusion, but she knows that reality will never compare to what she needs. Even if that means compromising the long term welfare of her child.
The Blu-Ray comes with deleted scenes, music video, the director’s first feature, trailers and featurettes. The A/V Quality is pretty sharp for an indie film. The 1080p transfer is clean, but it lacks major punch-up. The DTS-HD 5.1 master audio track is insanely clean for a film like this. In the end, I’d recommend a purchase.
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