Breakout opens with slow-motion gunshot wounds and, during the film's climactic action sequence, ends with this...which looks even gorier on this new, highly vivid Blu-ray presentation.
On the positive side, the movie had some exciting stunts involving automobiles and fire. On the negative side, I didn't really care about any of the characters, since they were thinly written and/or poorly cast.
I don't regret buying the Blu-ray set, but I think I have a clearer idea why Shout Select chose to sell the series as a combo set instead of individually. The series has a few turkeys which showcase comedic sensibilities that honestly haven't aged very well over the past thirty-to-fifty-plus years.
It's not a film I watch very often, but when I do, it's not because I'm feeling miserable and seek to compound that misery by viewing the film as a presciently bleak political statement.
Chuck's action movies grew less interesting the more his characters came to rely on guns and rockets instead of his hands and feet
Late Nineties Crap Noir. Very anti-audience. Oliver Stone riffs on John Dahl, a la psilocybin mushrooms.
I always thought the Anchor Bay DVDs looked pretty horrible, so the recent Synapse Blu-ray, color-corrected and unsqueezed, was a very pleasing revelation and well worth the money.