The Disappearance of Alice Creed—Anchor Bay (Blu-ray)

Video: 4.5/5
Audio: 4/5
Extras: 2/5

The kidnappers are Danny and Vic, two ex-cons planning to make a mint on the ransom for a young woman. The younger, nervier of the two, Danny defers to the more experienced Vic, who acts with a steely conviction. Their hostage is Alice Creed, daughter of a rich businessman, chosen by Vic and Danny as their passport to a better life. Terrified and immobile at first, it soon becomes clear that Alice isn't about to let her captors use her as capital without a fight. As determined to escape as Vic and Danny are to succeed, Alice enters into a battle of wills which strains the already fractious relationship between the two men. As the deadline for the exchange draws nearer, all three are brought close to a breaking point, with Vic and Danny's foolproof plan descending into a desperate struggle for survival.

Anchor Bay serves up a wonderful HD presentation for this one. Detail is exquisite with razor sharp definition and plenty of rich dimensionality. I loved the fine detail on display in tight shots. Colors are a bit muted to lend to the disturbing nature of the film and help set the mood perfectly. The TrueHD mix is also good with subtle sonics but nice atmosphere. The low end is a bit reserved but plays its part when needed.

Extras include some deleted scenes and outtakes along with a storyboard feature.

This is a solid kidnapping thriller with some great twists and turns. The performances are wonderful and the presentation is solid. Easily worth a rental.

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