“Nomads” was a film that I always liked more in theory. Pierce Brosnan has never been a personal favorite, but he played French as well as he sang in “Mamma Mia”. There was unintentional comedy to be had listening to him, but I feel that Lesley-Anne Down never got the credit she deserved as Flax. While Brosnan is shown in flashback and featured prominently in the marketing materials, Down works as a strong heroine trying to make sense of the odd French man that forced his memories into her head.
If that wasn’t weird enough, Adam Ant and Josie Cotton play two of the villains. No one is ever terribly sure if they’re vampires or evil telepaths. Throw onto that, the whole Sunset Boulevard angle to keep Brosnan in the film longer and you’ve got a mess of a movie. What’s more surprising is that this film got McTiernan the job on “Predator”. Lord Joel Silver must’ve saw something that I didn’t here.
The Blu-Ray comes with new interviews, trailer, radio spot and a photo gallery as the special features. The A/V Quality is a revelation compared to my old VHS copy. The 1080p transfer skews dark, but it has amazing depth. The DTS-HD mono track is true to the original elements. In the end, I’d recommend a purchase to the curious.
Release Date: 8/18/15