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Blu-ray Review: THE TRANSPORTER REFUELED
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THE TRANSPORTER REFUELED

Blu-ray review by David Blackwell

 

DETAILS:  96 minutes, three featurettes, theatrical trailer, previews, digital HD copy

VIDEO: 2.39:1 (Anamorphic Widescreen) 1080p High Definition

AUDIO: English 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio

Subtitles: English SDH, Spanish

 

STUDIO: 20th Century Fox/ Europacorp/ TF1 Films/ Fundamental Films/ Belga Films/ Canal+/ OCS/ TMC

RELEASE DATE: 12-8-2015

Frank Martin’s dad (Ray Stevenson) has moved to France to be closer to Frank (Ed Skrein).  Frank’s job as the transporter is put into a bind when a group of four Russian prostitutes kidnap Frank’s dad.  He must help the girls rip off the Russian mobsters of their money for selling the girls into a life of prostitution, but it is more complicated when one of the mobsters is someone who Frank knows from his past.

 

THE TRANSPORTER REFUELED is an interesting way to reboot THE TRANSPORTER franchise and Ed Skrein provides a different take on Frank Martin which is better than the way another actor play Frank in the TV series.  I do miss the way Jason Statham does the action in the first three TRANSPORTER movies, but supposedly they didn’t want to pay Jason enough for him to return to do three more movies and they decided to take the character in a different direction played by a different actor by making him more human and less cartoonish.  The new movie does have plenty of action, car stunts, and beautiful women to please fans of action movies and the TRANSPORTER franchise despite some fans missing Jason Statham.

 

SPECIAL FEATURES:

FRANK MARTIN: THE RELUCTANT HERO- behind-the-scenes with Ed Skrein as you see him learn how to do martial arts for the movie and practice the stunts with the cast and director giving praise for Ed’s take on Frank

THE COEUR BRISE: LES FEMMES OF REFUELED: a five and half minute featurette focusing on the female cats members of the movie and the actors who play them

ROCKETING FROM 0-60- a behind-the-scenes look at the car stunts of THE TRANSPORTER REFUELED

 

Theatrical trailer for THE TRANSPORTER REFUELED and trailers for DEADPOOL, SPECTRE, HITMAN: AGENT 47, HOMELAND Season 4, and VIKINGS season 3

 

A code to download and stream a digital HD ultraviolet copy of THE TRANSPORTER REFUELED

 

 

FINAL ANALYSIS: THE TRANSPORTER REFUELED is  a decent start at rebooting the series without Statham as Ed Skrein plays Frank better than his TV counterpart (Chris Vance) while the writing offers a more human version of Frank Martin.

 

This review is 12-14-2015 David Blackwell and cannot be reprinted without permission.  Send all comments to feedback@enterline-media.com

 

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