Friday, 7 March 2014
"Mr. & Mrs. Smith" on BLU RAY. A Review.
Here is a link to the right issue on Amazon UK and at the cheapest price:
"...The Best Looking Mark I've Ever Seen..."
Hang-gliding between skyscrapers on steel pulleys, re-decorating your suburban home with pump-action shotguns, abseiling down the outside of a city hi-rise with a whip and a wire from your handbag, planting bomb detonators under the elevator your cheating husband's coming up in...
Let's be blunt about it - "Mr. & Mrs. Smith" rocks. In fact it may well be the ultimate 'guilty pleasure' on the BLU RAY format. It's a properly decadent big ass funky old slice of Hollywood entertainment...and it's bloody funny too at times - even oddly touching in places (Angie getting drunk on the floor of her offices when she learns of her husband's not-dissimilar day job).
And into the bargain you get two of the sexiest people on the planet (Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie) actually falling in love with each other as they film - and with the very real sensation that neither can keep their hands off those lithesome nether-regions in-between takes - let alone keep them in their CIA-issued flak jackets. And all they have to do is get through marriage and life without killing each other. Ah shucks - sure aren't we all doing that.
And on it goes to the hot pair of them smirking in front of a marriage counsellor at the end having clearly renewed more than their TV licence...
However fans of the dynamic duo should note that the 'US' BLU RAY on 20th Century Fox is REGION A LOCKED - so it won't play on our machines unless they're chipped to be 'all regions' (which few are).
Stick to the UK version. It has top quality picture quality - it's on the '2 for £10' price list - and it's got more pizazz in its assassin's marriage than a Bowie Knife in a Tango Teacher's garter...