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Robert Harris

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As many of you know, when you're on a project, certain things go by the wayside.

In my case, it was any recognition of Anna, starring dancer/model-turned-actress Sasha Luss.

As I was viewing, it became apparent that it had been made by a master craftsman, but I didn't know by whom.

It's the tale of a young woman of no means, but with a brain, who ends up as a spy for the KGB. The background is slow, and methodical, and takes a leisurely half hour.

Then, all hell breaks loose.

Luke Evans, Cillian Murphy, and Helen Mirren lend support.

I'll give nothing away, except that Lionsgate's new 4k Blu-ray is so highly resolved, we learn something about Ms Luss, that in a format less than 4k we might not have known.

Color, density, black levels are beautiful, and typical of a Lionsgate release. While I viewed in HDR10, the disc is encoded with Dolby Vision. Audio is Dolby Atmos, and it's full, rich, deep, and occasionally lease-breaking.

Best to go in knowing as little as possible and just enjoy.

It's a terrific ride, with enough twists and turns to keep even the game afoot.

One of the most entertaining new films I've seen in months.

Almost forgot to mention.

Director - Luc Besson

Image – 5 (Dolby Vision)

Audio – 5 (Dolby Atmos)

Pass / Fail – Pass

Highly Recommended

RAH
 
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I know nothing about this film but you've aroused my interest! I might buy this disc just to learn what I've been missing!
 

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Does anyone have an impression about where this fits within Besson's catalogue? I think the only decent work he's done for a long while is 'Lucy' (2014), which is a pretty good action/thriller/sci-fi. But before and after that, the well has been dry for many years. The review by Mr. Harris sounds very encouraging. I want to believe.
 

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I haven't seen it, but the reviews were mixed to negative and it sounds an awful lot like La Femme Nikita.
 

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The general consensus was that it was a repeat of Nikita starring his current girlfriend.
However, Besson is a skilled director and it would be worth a look I think.
 

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The general consensus was that it was a repeat of Nikita starring his current girlfriend.
However, Besson is a skilled director and it would be worth a look I think.

There is a wonderfully choreographed restaurant sequence that is far more complex than the Marx stateroom. Beautifully done.
 

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I really disliked this film. It was a complete mess with truly silly scenes. A “Jane Wick” wannabe without the intelligence excitement or thrills of those films.

Sasha Luss was Purdy tho.

Ymmv. ;)
 

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I really disliked this film. It was a complete mess with truly silly scenes. A “Jane Wick” wannabe without the intelligence excitement or thrills of those films.

Sasha Luss was Purdy tho.

Ymmv. ;)
Well, I really liked this movie very much. I totally agree with RAH's assessment. A fun movie for me as I try to figure out the twists and turns of it.
 

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Just watched this exceptionally good film, which is very old fashioned but made with much panache. The 4k image is beautiful and one of the very best I have seen. UHD is much closer to a theatrical experience than blu ray. Superior in every way to Red Sparrow, with which it has been compared.
 

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The thing about Luc Besson is that when he's firing on all cylinders, his work is jaw-droppingly beautiful. When he's not, it can still be curiously watchable in that car-crash sort of way [like Valerian].
 

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Yeah, I think Besson's films are always worth a watch. I wasn't particularly interested in this, but saw Best Buy had the blu-ray for $14.99 a few weeks ago, so I picked it up. (Have not watched yet.)
 

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