🎥 #NowShowing : "Ryan, some things in here don't react well to bullets. Yeah, like me." Thursday night's watch was #TheHuntForRedOctober !
Format: #4K #UltraHD #Bluray 💿
Synopsis: In November 1984, the Soviet Union's best submarine Captain in their newest sub violates orders and heads for the U.S. Is he trying to defect or to start a war?
Between 1987 and 1990 John McTiernan could do no wrong. This guy punched out three of my all time favourite films in succession - Predator, Die Hard and The Hunt for Red October.
Many proclaim Das Boot to be the best sub films of all time. I absolutely love that film, but this one's my favourite. The cast is absolutely sensational. It's a massively deep roster of talent, but Connery, Glenn and Neill steal the show. I've never been a huge fan of Baldwin, but here he's solid.
Not only is the streamlined story perfectly constructed, it plays into Cold War paranoia and the good old Russians vs. the US of A. It doesn't just do the "good" vs. "bad", it takes a deep dive into the psychology of war and the toll it takes. There are plenty of great scenes in this film, but Ramius and Borodin discussing their careers and hopes remains my favourite.
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First thing's first: Red October is not a pretty film. It's grim, dark, and gritty. Besides this, the image shows improvements in stability, colour accuracy and detail. It's a very real upgrade.
We get the same TrueHD track the Blu-ray had. That's fine by me. It's a decent mix in good shape. The rumble of the subs is full bodied, dialogue is never problematic and Basil Poledouris's score sounds fantastic. For a 29 year old film it's a perfectly fine mix.
#MoofieMeter : 9/10.
Actors: #SeanConnery , #AlecBaldwin , #ScottGlenn , #SamNeill , #JamesEarlJones
Studio: #ParamountPictures , #ViewingLounge @viewinglounge
Genre: #action , #war , #thriller
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140th of 2019