ERASER: REBORN – A Blu-ray/DVD and Digital HD Review by John Strange
Warner Bros. Home Entertainment provided me with a free copy of the Blu-raytm I reviewed in this Blog Post. The opinions I share are my own.
In 1996, the film Eraser, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger as U.S. Marshal John Kruger of the Witness Protection division, showed us how, hypothetically, the Marshal Service might hide witnesses in high-profile criminal cases.
After two and a half decades, Warner Bros. has produced a sequel, Eraser: Reborn. U.S. Marshal Mason Pollard (Dominic Sherwood) is assigned to “erase” Rina Kimura (Jacky Lai) until she can testify in court.
Like the original film, there are problems keeping Rina safe, largely due to her own actions. There are exotic locations, double-crosses, and imaginative “erasures”.
The film, like too many sequel films, is only good, not great. The action is decent, but the story is weak. This is a 3.0-star effort on the filmmaker’s part.
The one bonus extra is a “making of” featurette. It is a nice look behind the scenes at the talent and locations for the film. Sadly, while the video is good, the audio level is low. Where I would normally set my audio level on my TV at about 25, I had to set the TV to 37 to hear the featurette.
The same audio issue affects the film. The difference is that to hear the film, I had to turn up the volume to 47! I am happy to say that the video on the film was also good.
If you loved the first film, you’ll like this one.
- John Pogue
- Dominic Sherwood, Jacky Lai, McKinley Belcher III, Eddie Ramos, Mampho Brescia, Soyama Mbashe, Kai Luke Brummer, Rizelle Januk, Nathan Castle, Sven Ruygrok, Colin Moss, Anton David Jeftha
- The Warrior and the Witness: The Making Eraser: Reborn – Go behind the scenes on set in Capetown, South Africa for an all-access look at the fast-paced filmmaking approach used to capture the action-packed tale of a witness on the run and the agent tasked with keeping her alive. Includes Interviews with the filmmakers, cast, and crew.
- 102 Minutes
- 9 Minutes
- Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Inc.
- A/1 (U.S. and Canada only)
- R (for violence throughout and language)
- English, French-Parisian, Japanese, Latin-Spanish
- ENG-SDH, French-Parisian, Japanese, Latin-Spanish, Dutch
- 3.0 Stars
Bonus Features Rating:
- 3.5 Stars
Picture Quality Rating:
- 5.0 Stars
Audio Quality Rating:
- 3.0 Stars
Selig Rating Scale:
5 Stars: Should add to your DVD collection at any cost
4 Stars: Worth owning, but try to catch it on sale
3 Stars: Plan to get it, but wait to buy it used
2 Stars: Worth taking a look at, but not owning
1 Star: Pick it up at a garage sale and use it for drinks
0 Stars: Makes a great Trap Shooting target