(Manufacturer # 20697 )
A one-time freelance hitman who was just attempting to turn his life around is forced to keep his heart pumping when his vengeful former employers inject him with a lethal poison that will permanently stop his ticker if his pulse sinks beneath an active rate in a non-stop urban action extravaganza starring Jason Statham and Amy Smart. Chev Chelios (Statham) was one of the most skilled assassins in the West Coast crime syndicate. When he hung up his guns in the middle of a job to run off with his new girlfriend Eve (Smart), however, the man who was once the hunter now becomes the hunted. Awakened from his slumber by a telephone call informing him of his precarious situation, Chelios soon discovers that the only way to save Eve from certain death at the hands of his nemesis is to stay two steps ahead of his killers, keep his heart-rate high enough to stay alive, and blast through the streets of Los Angeles in search of an antidote. ~ Jason Buchanan, RoviMovie TypeMovie Level Themes
Race Against Time, Woman In Jeopardy, Hired KillersMovie Level Tones
Visceral, Humorous, Explosive, Stylized, Outrageous, Frantic
- 1080p high definition
- 16x9 widescreen version
- PCM audio (Uncompressed)
- 5.1 dolby® digital surround EX audio
- English and Spanish subtitles
- Crank'd Out Mode!
- Experience exclusive behind-the scenes footage, making-of insights, interviews, running commentary and more without ever leaving the film!
- Family-Friendly Audio!
- Enjoy the film without the usual expletives...should you so with
- Shooting Crank*
- The stunts of Crank*
- Pushing Crank*
- System Requirements:
- Blu-ray optical disc player and HD TV
- 2006--Women Film Critics Circle, Jason Statham-Winner
The world needs a movie like Crank. Its detractors will preach the negatives of embracing video-game logic and ADD style on the big screen, but they're missing the fact that this movie might just be the breath of fresh air that was sorely needed in the action film world. While the Michael Bays and Jerry Bruckheimers of Hollywood inflate their budgets and lengths to give them that bloated franchise pedigree, here comes a 15-million-dollar underdog that dares to entertain its audience throughout every single minute of its brisk 88-minute running time. Sure, the flick was tailored for the young male video-game crowd, but there are certainly others who will slurp up this tasty concoction just as much. When it comes down to it, if viewers are sold on the premise, they'll probably be sold on the final product. Directing duo Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor throw buckets of style at the wall that somehow gel into a package not unlike Wayne Kramer's gonzo crime thriller from the same year, Running Scared. Again, many viewers won't have the taste for such excessive salad dressing in their cinema, but this caffeinated meal would not be the same without it -- so in other words, "squares" stay far away. Star Jason Statham cleverly picked this project to get back to the '70s style of on-the-run filmmaking, with little to no CG or wirework to muddy it up -- and it paid off. Crank is bold, wild, stupid, and fun -- living up to expectations for those who are tired of conventions and just want their films to take off at 100 mph and not stop until the credits roll. ~ Jeremy Wheeler, Rovi
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