Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle Blu-ray Review

  • Actors: Drew Barrymore, Cameron Diaz, Lucy Liu, Demi Moore, Bernie Mac
  • Director: McG
  • Producers: Drew Barrymore, Nancy Juvonen, Leonard Goldberg
  • Disc Format: Subtitled
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English, French, Spanish
  • Dubbed: French, Spanish
  • Subtitles for the Hearing Impaired: English
  • Region: All Regions
  • Aspect Ratio: 2.40:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Studio: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
  • Release Date: October 22, 2019
  • Digital Copy Expiration Date: December 31, 2020 

         It is difficult to tell if the re-release of the original film adaptations of the classic TV series is a way to promote the upcoming film reboot of Charlie’s Angels, or simply a way to capitalize on the anticipation of that film to sell a few past properties again. Either way, I am not sure that it was the best idea. For those looking forward to the new film, I suppose the release of the old ones is a double-edged-sword. On one hand, Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle is so incredibly bad that it removes any interest in the franchise. On the other hand, this film is so incredibly bad that anything coming next will be an improvement.

My Son Blu-ray Review

  • Actors: Guillaume Canet, Melanie Laurent, Olivier De Benoist, Antoine Hamel, Mohamed Brikat
  • Director: Christian Carion
  • Writers: Christian Carion, Lauren Irrmann
  • Producers: Christophe Rossignon, Philip Boeffard
  • Disc Format: NTSC, Subtitled
  • Language: French (Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround), French (Dolby Digital 5.1)
  • Subtitles for the Hearing Impaired: English
  • Region: Region A/1 
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: 
     Not Rated
  • Studio: Universal Pictures Home Entertainment
  • Release Date: September 17, 2019
  • Run Time: 85 minutes

         At only 85-minutes, My Son doesn’t waste much time with exposition or sub-plots. Instead, it dives right into a storyline involving the frantic actions of a father after his son’s disappearance. This makes it a lean and effective thriller, even if it simultaneously limits the room for creative revision of a familiar storyline or intelligent explanations for character actions. It combines the mystery-suspense elements from Tell No One with the emotional impact of the separated father/son storyline of Come What May. In the end, My Son definitely feels like a Christian Carion film, though not his best.