COLUMN: Aaron’s Backstage Pass: Joshua Tree BLU-RAY/DVD Combo Pack
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I was really excited when I received a review copy of “Joshua Tree BLU-RAY/DVD Combo pack” from Shout Factory a few weeks ago. The movie came out in 1993 and I haven’t seen it since then. I remembered that I enjoyed back then and after watching it again I knew why I liked so much.
“Joshua Tree” stars Dolph Lundgren who plays an exotic car runner named “Wellman Santee.” Santee and his partner are stopped by the police on their way to deliver some cars. His partner and a police officer are killed. Santee is sent to prison for the murder of the officer and he eventually escapes. Santee takes a hostage named Rita Marrick( Kristian Alfonso) who is a cop. There is a manhunt for Santee lead by two police officers (George Segal and Beu Starr) that were also at the scene of the crime when Santee was pulled over in the desert.
“Joshua Tree” is filled with exciting and high-speed car chases in the desert. It also packed with action and a very electrifying shoot out. “Joshua Tree” had my attention the whole time, there is not a dull moment and the movie is over before you know it.
The movie looks amazing. There are a lot of scenic shots in the desert and they look stunning. The images are sharp and clear.
There are some great features on the “Joshua Tree BLUE-RAY/DVD Combo Pack.” I thought that they were very entertaining and I enjoyed watching them.
The special features include:
Audio commentary with Director Vic Armstrong and Producer Andy Armstrong
Alternate ending with commentary by Vic Armstrong and Andy Armstrong
New interviews with Vic Armstrong, Andy Armstrong, and actors Dolph Lundgren and Kristian Alfonso.
- Theatrical Trailer
I really enjoyed Shout Factory’s action packed “Joshua Tree BLU-RAY/DVD combo pack” a lot. It was a thrilling and fast paced movie that will have action movie fans on the edge of their seat. Dolph Lundgren is just great in my opinion and he plays Santee very well. “Joshua Tree” is rated “R” for strong violence, language and sexual situations.
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Aaron Chalich is a columnist for KSTP.com blogging about the latest entertainment news.