“Pioneer” is a period piece about the Norwegian Oil Boom at the start of the 1980s. The film is about a team of divers who have to help set up a new pipeline, while dealing with their personal relations. Government and corporate officials work against their better interests, but it doesn’t stop them from working for each other. Strong efforts all around and a welcome return to form for the director of the original Insomnia.

The Blu-Ray comes with featurettes as the special features. The A/V Quality is pretty amazing for a foreign release. The 1080p transfer shines, but pales when compared to Leviathan. But, I’ve got to stop comparing everything to Leviathan. The DTS-HD 5.1 master audio track is pretty expansive. In the end, I’d recommend a purchase.

RELEASE DATE: 03/10/2015

[review_summary title=”Summary” summary=”Norway Oil Boom Goes Bust?” positives=”Stephen Lang kills in this.” negatives=”Second act takes forever.”]

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