- Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
- Video Codec: AVC/MPEG-4
- Resolution: 1080p/24 (23.976Hz)
- Audio Codec: English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 (48kHz/24-bit)
- Subtitles: English SDH, Spanish
- Subtitles Color: White
- Region: A (Region-Locked)
- Rating: Not Rated
- Discs: 1 (1 x Blu-ray)
- Digital Copies: N/A
- Run Time: 92 Mins.
- Studio: RLJ Entertainment
- Blu-ray Release Date: May 14, 2013
- List Price: $29.97
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David Jacobson (Down in the Valley) directs this adaptation of the novel Boot Tracks that brings together a reasonably strong cast for a poorly executed psychological thriller that is two parts Elmore Leonard (3:10 to Yuma; Justified; Jackie Brown), one part David Lynch (Mulholland Drive.; Blue Velvet; The Elephant Man), and all parts dull and pointless.
Stephen Dorff (Blade) plays ex-con just out of prison Charlie Rankin, indebted to the rich ex-con called “The Buddha” (Willem Defoe) who helped him survive on the inside, in prison parlance. Now, in order to repay his debt to The Buddha, he must carry out an act of vengeance and murder someone. Before he can, however, he meets the seductive, coy, and strangely lost soul Florence Jane (Michelle Monaghan; Mission Impossible – Ghost Protocol). The two embark on a odd and twisted love affair that will either lead to redemption for Charlie, who is suffering from mysterious stomach pains and an aversion to sexual contact, or disaster.
Starting out with promise, Tomorrow You’re Gone very quickly devolves into a confused and boring mess. One set piece after the next of Charlie and Florence making aborted attempts at making love, while Charlie flashes back to a violent incident that landed him in prison meanders by. Meanwhile, Willem Defoe pops up from time to time in a semi-menacing manner to remind Charlie that he’s indebted, for whatever reason, and somehow can’t break free from the grip of this man we know nothing about.
In fact, we don’t really know anything about any of these people. We don’t know anything about Florence, other than she apparently works in adult films and is willing to fall head over heels for a strange man she meets on a bus that is obviously violent. Charlie, meanwhile, is suffering oh, so much – poor Charlie. But why? The broad strokes that Jacobson and screenwriter Matthew F. Jones have painted in leave us having to elaborate on our own. Meanwhile, the grim, overwhelming melancholy of Tomorrow You’re Gone, just makes its 92 minutes an exercise in minute counting.
Tomorrow You’re Gone comes with solid AVC/MPEG-4 1080p encodement on Blu-ray that is clean, textured, and nicely nuanced in the shadowy scenes. I couldn’t spot any issues with digital anomalies like banding, noise, or posterization, and the black levels were consistent throughout the presentation.
The sole audio track, an English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 (48kHz/24-bit) mix a s reasonably atmospheric and dynamic track with a good balance of ambience and direct sounds and some mild discrete panning through he surrounds with clean dialogue that helps set the mood for the film.
We get nada with this release.
The Definitive Word
Skip this one, because everyone of these actors has been in far better films. We’ve seen concepts like these play out in far better films, like Leaving Las Vegas, Blue Velvet, or, well, fill in the blank. This is poorly executed and dismal.
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