Sunday, June 1, 2014


Adapted from Chuck Logan's novel of the same name by Sylvester Stallone, Homefront stars Jason Statham as former DEA Agent Phil Broker who moves with his young daughter (Izabela Vidovic) to a small town in the Louisiana Bayou after Broker's last undercover assignment leaves both the former agent and young Maddy with prices on their heads by a biker gang out for blood.

Better written than many of Statham's films, Homefront casts Kate Bosworth and Marcus Hester as a quarrelsome couple whose son gets into an altercation at school. Not letting the matter rest the mother enlists the help of her villainous brother (James Franco) which leads to all kinds of hell eventually erupting around the sleepy small town. Playing on basic themes of revenge and an unbeatable but reluctant hero unwilling to be pushed too far, the film works as a very well-trod B-movie action-thriller.

Released on both DVD and Blu-ray, extras include deleted scenes and a single behind-the-scenes featurette on the making of the film. The Blu-ray also includes copies of the movie on both DVD and Ultraviolet digital.

[Universal Studios, Blu-ray $29.98 / DVD $22.98]

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