Friday, May 31 2013, 11:15 AM MDT
Blu-ray Review: Escape
Rated: Not Rated
Genre: Action, History
Street Date: May 14, 2013
Available On: DVD and Blu-ray
Synopsis: In the wake of the Black Plague a family travels across the barren hills only to be attacked by a vicious group of bandits. The entire family is killed except for Signe, a 19-year-old girl, who is taken hostage.
Extras: Bloopers, Deleted Scenes, Visual Effects Featurette
Recommendation: Escape reunites Norwegian director Roar Uthaug with Ingrid Bolso Berdal, the star of Uthaug’s successful feature debut Cold Prey. Like Cold Prey, which was a horror film about a group of snowboarders who are forced to take refuge in an abandoned hotel, Escape is an engaging film that doesn’t look to reinvent its genre. Instead the film tells a fairly simple story and tells it pretty well. I would have liked a little more backstory for Berdal’s character (perhaps a prequel is in order). If you like films set in the 14th century (or thereabouts) I’d recommend giving Escape a look.
-Ryan Michael Painter