THE 80s... RE­BOOTED

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life with a mod­est job while help­ing peo­ple. But not through vi­o­lence. Just friend­ship and sup­port.

Un­til, of course, Chloë Grace Moretz — a pros­ti­tute con­trolled by the Rus­sian mob — needs his help. It turns out that be­hind his smile lurks a killing ma­chine. The ac­tion was solid, and I par­tic­u­larly en­joyed the pos­i­tive view that the movie took of the at­ti­tude and as­pi­ra­tions of the char­ac­ters who worked in a barely dis­guised ‘Home De­pot’.

As the years have passed, wildly stupid gun er­rors have di­min­ished in movies. No longer do you see some­one fire 13 rounds from a six shooter, as John Wayne did in ‘The Sons of Katie El­der’. Still, some re­main. At 1:21:26 there’s a se­quence of 15 frames, when a cor­rupt cop checks his six-shot re­volver to en­sure that it’s prop­erly loaded and it kind of stuck out that all six rounds had ac­tu­ally been dis­charged. Hint: a dim­ple in the primer means that it has been hit by a fir­ing pin. That’s Blu-ray for you: it shows far too much.

Af­ter some in­ter­est­ing ex­per­i­men­ta­tion in the early years of Blu-ray, fea­tures have be­come rather bland: prin­ci­pally fea­turettes, the oc­ca­sional com­men­tary. On this one they’ve at least tried. You get five fea­turettes, but also a ver­sion of the

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