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Gun Blu-ray Review

  • Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
  • Video Codec: AVC/MPEG-4
  • Resolution: 1080p/24
  • Audio Codec: English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1
  • Subtitles: English SDH, Spanish
  • Rating: R
  • Region: ABC (Region-Free)
  • Discs: 1
  • Studio: Image Entertainment
  • Blu-ray Release Date: January 4, 2011
  • List Price: $29.97

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Overall
[Rating:1.5/5]
The Film
[Rating:1.5/5]

Video Quality
[Rating:3/5]
Audio Quality
[Rating:4/5]
Supplemental Materials
[Rating:0.5/5]

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(Screen captures are lightly compressed with lossy JPEG  thus are meant as a general representation of the content and do not fully reveal the capabilities of the Blu-ray format)

The Film

[Rating:1.5/5]

My, oh, my. Or perhaps I should say, “why, oh, why” as in, why would anyone let Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson write a screenplay and then actually produce that film? What’s even more perplexing about Gun is how good actors like Val Kilmer, John Larroquette, and Annalynne McCord end up agreeing to star in such a film.

Gun is 50 Cent’s attempt at writing a gritty crime drama for the big screen, but Mr. Jackson, or “fitty” should probably stick to the hip hop songs and videos. The story follows small time street thug Rich (Jackson) in the brutal world of drug running as he tries to expand his “business” beyond the street level into bigger horizons, with military connections through his contact and lover (Annalynne McCord). When an old crime buddy, Angel (Kilmer), gets out of prison and joins Rich’s crew, things start getting tense and suspicions rise that there’s a leak inside the organization.

Gun is one bad line and cliché after the other. There’s nothing here you haven’t seen in every other crime film to come down the pipeline over the years. What makes it even more painful to watch are the poor acting jobs elicited from the likes of Kilmer, who seems to be sleep walking through his role, and even Annalynne McCord seems to have trouble turning the sexiness on – something is terribly wrong with this picture. Oh, I know what it is, bad writing.

Video Quality

[Rating:3/5]

Gun’s low budget shows in its image in this AVC/MPEG-4 1080p encoding. The overall picture is soft, blacks are completely washed out and dark scenes are drowned in grain verging on video noise. Every so often the picture looks clean and detailed, but it is far too inconsistent to rate highly.

Audio Quality

[Rating:4/5]

Audio is an engaging and relatively aggressive DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 lossless mix. It really thumps when the hip hop infused soundtrack is pumping and the surround channels are engaged with lots of ambience, discrete sounds, and atmospheric foley effects.

Supplemental Materials

[Rating:0.5/5]

The only extra provided on this barebones release is the original theatrical trailer (2.35:1; 480i/60).

The Definitive Word

Overall:

[Rating:1.5/5]

Gun is a boring film that yields little surprises from start to finish. This should be left on the store shelf or as a rental only in desperation.

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BestBuy.com:
Gun - Widescreen Subtitle AC3 Dolby Dts

Purchase Gun on Blu-ray at CD Universe

Shop for more Blu-ray titles at Amazon.com

Overall
[Rating:1.5/5]
The Film
[Rating:1.5/5]

Video Quality
[Rating:3/5]
Audio Quality
[Rating:4/5]
Supplemental Materials
[Rating:0.5/5]

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