“Revelation: The End of Days” is more religious fluff given historical context. The History Channel should really be ashamed that they keep crapping these releases out for the Holidays. But, I guess if Discovery can have Shark Week, this works. There are two sections here where contemporary events are discussed and loose connections the Judeo Christian apocalypse are mentioned. What should barely run an hour clocks in at almost three hours. The DVD sports no special features.
“Son of a Gun” is a rather intense robbery thriller that I watched on DirecTV VOD about a few months ago. Ewan McGregor impressed the hell out of me, as well as the kid from “Maleficent”. What hurts the film for me is the fact that everything seems predictable. There are no surprises and the work plays like any number of crime films released over the last few years. The Blu-Ray comes with a Digital HD copy, featurette and commentary as the special features. The DTS-HD 5.1 track makes the robbery come alive, while the 1080p transfer is adequate.
“Vice” is a high concept Sci-Fi film with nowhere near the budget it needs to work. The movie is basically “Westworld”, but with a futuristic cop vibe meant to evoke a Sega CD game from 1993. Thomas Jane and Bruce Willis have both done better work, but they try their hardest to make this movie come together. It’s pretty forgettable, as it was nearly the end of the film before I realized that I had already seen it. That’s not a great sign.
The Blu-Ray comes with a Digital HD copy, commentary, featurette, interviews and a trailer gallery as the special features. The 1080p transfer is smooth, but the DTS-HD 5.1 master audio track levels sound off in the back channels.
Release Date: 03/17/2015