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LOVE LIES BLEEDING: DVD

SYNOPSIS:
A struggling young South Californian couple, Duke (Brian Geraghty) and Amber (Jenna Dewan), stumble on a cache of dirty money after a shoot out between crims in an apartment building. With hopes of a better life they flee with the money, provoking the fury of corrupt DEA agent Pollen (Christian Slater) who will stop at nothing to get his money back, and arousing the suspicions of Detectives Alice Sands (Tara Summers) and Billy Jones (Jacob Vargas) who are determined to find out what's really going before its too late.

Review by Andrew L. Urban:
A coherent and engaging thriller, Love Lies Bleeding offers excellent escapist fare with Brian Geraghty and Jenna Dewan in fine form as the struggling young couple accidentally getting hold of a bag of dirty money. The set up is clever and the ensuing chase is thrilling as the youngsters drive East on Route 66, stopping for some lucky gambling along the way. Baddies, led by corrupt DEA cop Pollen (Christian Slater), give chase and there is a specially effective sequence through the casino and its firestairs.

Slater is great as a baddie, steely cold and lots of aggro. Also excellent is Tara Summers as a smart Detective who works out that Pollen is crooked through observational skills.

The pace is well maintained throughout, and there are enough interludes in the action to establish characters. We get to care for Duke and Amber, and are with them all the way. Excitement builds as the climax approaches, with excellent editing and visuals.

Published: May 22, 2008

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CRITICAL COUNT
Favourable: 1
Unfavourable: 0
Mixed: 0

LOVE LIES BLEEDING: DVD (M)
(US, 2008)

CAST: Christian Slater, Brian Geraghty, Jenna Dewan, Jacob Vargas, Tara Summers, Craig Sheffer, James Madio

PRODUCER: Mark Handel, Matt Luber, Lena Roklin, Keith Samples

DIRECTOR: Keith Samples

SCRIPT: Brian Strasmann

CINEMATOGRAPHER: Paul Elliott

EDITOR: Peter Devaney Flanagan

MUSIC: Larry Groupé

PRODUCTION DESIGN: Mark Alan Duran

RUNNING TIME: 94 minutes

PRESENTATION: Widescreen 2.35:1; DD 5.1

SPECIAL FEATURES: Deleted scenes; subtitles in French , English , Dutch , Arabic , Hindi , Italian; trailer

DVD DISTRIBUTOR: Sony

DVD RELEASE: April 30, 2008







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