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4.0 out of 5 stars BANG FOR THE BUCK, December 6, 2012
This review is from: Color of Night / Playing God (Double Feature) [Blu-ray] (Blu-ray)
Color of Night
An "erotic thriller" that lives up to the adjective but not the noun. After his colleague is murdered, psychologist Bill Capa (played by Bruce Willis) helms his deceased colleague's therapy group in order to help the police find the culprit. However, when Rose (Jane March) mysteriously enters the picture, things get more convoluted. Though not as suspenseful as one would hope, the movie moves along briskly despite its long run time (139 min), thanks to good acting, some good car chases, and Jane March, who's red-hot sexy here, both in and out of her clothes.

The Blu-ray picture is on the soft side: colors are a bit muted and grain is present throughout (the latter is not necessarily a drawback: many viewers appreciate the look of natural film grain). There are also streaks and specks, inherent in the film source, but the image is generally clear and there are no distracting artifacts. Audio is English DTS-HD MA 2.0, which is clean but unexceptional.

Playing God
Entertaining action flick involving a pill-popping former surgeon (played by David Duchovny) who gets entangled in organized crime by performing rough-and-ready surgery on wounded mobsters and who gets involved with the ringleader's girlfriend (Angelina Jolie). There are well-choreographed car chases, violence in abundance, and Angelina Jolie, who looks sublime.

The Blu-ray picture is excellent. Contrast is high, colors are vivid and natural, and detail is razor-sharp. The English DTS-HD MA 2.0 is clear but unremarkable.

Conclusion
This title is a great bargain. Although there are no extras (only trailers of the films in question), you're getting two decent movies on one disc in high def, definite upgrades from the DVDs, at a price of $5 or $6. It's nice to see that Mill Creek Entertainment is releasing more double features at this price point.
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