Dark Blue


Dark Blue

New release to DVD and Video to buy and rent by MGM Home Entertainment, Dark Blue exposes the cruel realities of police intimidation and corruption in Los Angeles.
Directed by Academy Award nominee Ron Shelton (Bull Durham) and written by David Tyler (Training Day), Golden Globe nominee Kurt Russell stars as a crooked veteran LAPD detective in the days leading up to the infamous riots in April 1992. Dark Blue features an explosive cast with riveting performances from Golden Globe winner Ving Rhames (Mission Impossible 3), Scott Speedman (Felicity), Brendan Gleeson (Gangs of New York), Michael Michele (Ali) and Lolita Davidovich (Mystery, Alaska).

Adrenaline is high, tempers are hot, and racial tensions are boiling over. Against this explosive backdrop, LAPD detective Eldon Perry (Russell) tutors his rookie partner (Speedman) on the realities of police intimidation and corruption as they investigate a high-profile homicide case. But as the body count rises, and the evidence just doesn't add up, Assistant Chief Arthur Holland (Rhames) threatens to end Perry's brand of 'justice'.if Perry's own demons don't destroy him first.

DVD Special Features:
Widescreen and standard versions of the film and investigative "Internal Affairs" featurettes, including interviews with director Ron Shelton, producer Cotty Chub, screenwriter David Ayer, the director of photography and the production and costume designers. The disc also contains an audio commentary with Shelton, a behind the scenes photo gallery, Easter Egg, and original theatrical trailer.

Review:
Not just another cop film, this one seems to ring true. Although fictional, the story is believable and uncovers a terrifying look at corruption and police brutality within the LAPD. Can one voice stop a long line of corruption?


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