Dark Blue from Momentum

Update (18/08/03): This DVD has been pushed back to 13th October 2003.

Momentum Pictures have announced the UK Region 2 DVD release of Ron Shelton's Dark Blue for 6th October 2003 with a retail price of £19.99. This brutal tale of crime and corruption within the upper ranks of the Los Angeles Police department stars Kurt Russell, Ving Rhames and Brendan Gleeson and will offer the following features on DVD...

  • Director's Commentary
  • Internal Affairs featurette
  • Photo Gallery
  • Trailers & TV Spots
We are currently awaiting confirmation on the Audio/Video specs though we expect nothing less than an Anamorphic Widescreen transfer and English DD5.1 Surround on such a recent film. Stay with us for an update early next week.

Here is the (extremely complimentary) synopsis as taken from the PR:

Synopsis: Kurt Russell's central performance as Sgt Eldon Perry in Dark Blue is outstanding. Playing a committed but crooked cop who will stop at nothing to rid the streets of crime, he vividly brings to life the terror and chaos generated from the infamous 1992 LA riots. Blindly carrying out dodgy frame-jobs, cold-blooded shootings and illegal assignments, it soon becomes clear Perry's new rookie partner can't keep up with the pace, and the pair's behaviour starts to attract unwanted attention from the Deputy Chief (Ving Rhames), a man determined to clean up the system from within. With the cops turning on each other and LA at boiling point, the heat really gets turned up in this tough-minded, violent movie that far surpasses its predecessors.

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