Warner Bros. Home Entertainment is bringing three additional catalog titles to Blu-ray this summer: Driven, starring Sylvester Stallone and Kip Pardue; Rendition starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Reese Witherspoon and Meryl Streep; and Running Scared, starring Paul Walker. All three films are set to arrive on Blu-ray on June 11th.
Driven: A young hot shot driver (Kip Pardue, Remember the Titans) is in the middle of a championship season and is coming apart at the seams until a former CART champion (Sylvester Stallone, The Expendables 2) is called in to give him guidance. Director Renny Harlin's action drama also features performances from Burt Reynolds, Stacy Edwards, Til Schweiger, Gina Gershon, Estella Warren, Cristian De La Fuente, Brent Briscoe and Verona Feldbusch.
Rendition: Douglas Freeman (Jake Gyllenhaal), a CIA analyst working in North Africa, starts to question his assignment when he witnesses the brutal North African police interrogation of an Egyptian-American named Anwar El-Ibrahimi (Omar Metwally), an Egyptian-American chemical engineer and U.S. immigrant suspected of a terrorist act. Meanwhile, Anwar's pregnant wife Isabella (Reese Witherspoon) does everything she can to find him. She enlists the help of an old college friend, Alan Smith (Peter Sarsgaard), an aide to Senator Hawkins (Alan Arkin), who uncovers the shocking fact that Anwar has been shipped off to a third-world country for interrogation on the orders of Corrine Whitman (Meryl Streep), the head of the CIA's anti-terrorism unit. Isabella and Douglas team up to try to secure Anwar's release from a secret detention facility somewhere in the Middle East.
Running Scared: Slick, fast-paced and brutally shocking, this gritty actioner is a jolt to the senses. Struggling mob hand Joey Gazelle (Paul Walker) finds his life turned inside-out when a "hot" weapon he's in charge of concealing goes missing. With two mafia families and a team of crooked cops watching his every move, Joey sets out on a chilling, bloody pursuit, maneuvering his way through a horrific web of creeps and criminals, praying he can retrieve the gun and make it home to his family alive. Writer/director Wayne Kramer's gritty actioner also features performances from Chazz Palminteri, Vera Farmiga, Cameron Bright, Ivana Milicevic, Karel Roden and Johnny Messner.
Warner has yet to detail technical specifications or special features for the June 11th catalog releases.
Driven is kinda cheesy but I like it so I'm in for that plus Running Scared. Great bizarre film that was released in Canada a while ago under Aliance and in 1080i for some idiotic reason. Probably the wrong aspect ratio too knowing them. Haven't seen Rendition so not sure about that one but I'm good on the other two.
Driven is the ONLY Stallone film I've never seen. Will have to rent it one day. Running Scared surprised the hell out of me when I saw it a few years back; really cool movie! And Rendition is a run-of-the-mill flick that isn't really my bag but it was decent.