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by • August 29, 2012 • Blu-Ray, ReviewComments (0)8

Blu-ray Review: ONE IN THE CHAMBER

ONE IN THE CHAMBER
Studio: Starz / Anchor Bay
Rating: Rated R for violence, language, brief drug use and sexuality
MSRP: $29.99, but Amazon has it for $17.96.
Running Time: 91 minutes

What’s Going On?

Official Synopsis:

In Prague, two skilled assassins make themselves available for hire to the Mafia. However, when one assassin, Carver (Gooding) takes a job with a gang he was once hired to eliminate, it launches into an all-out mob war where survival is about as certain as the number of bullets left in the clip. To make things worse, another assassin (Lundgren) has been hired to take out Carver and the result will make the streets run red.  As Carver battles with his inner demons as well as his very real enemies, One in the Chamber doesn’t let up until the very last man goes down.

Who’s In It:

 Dolph Lundgren
 Cuba Gooding Jr.
 Billy Murray
 Leo Gregory
 Claudia Bassols
 Louis Mandylor
 Aaron McPherson

If You Like…:

If it’s been your dream, like it has been mine of me and my friends to see Cuba Gooding, Jr. and Dolph Lundgren in all of their washed-up-but-not-really-washed-up-glory in the same movie at the same time, then you’re mind might have exploded upon seeing this cover art the way mine did.

Special Features:

  • Behind the scenes

The Technical Gist:

Video
Video codec: MPEG-4 AVC
Video resolution: 1080p
Aspect ratio: 1.78:1
Original aspect ratio: 1.78:1

Audio
English: Dolby TrueHD 5.1

The Verdict:

It’s the epitome of a Direct-to-video release starring two actors whose star just doesn’t shine as brightly as it once did. This is especially true for Cuba Gooding, Jr., but Dolph Lundgren is obviously having a ball with this film and he’s easily the best thing about it. It’s certainly not the worst thing you’ll ever put in your blu-ray player, but put it in your blu-ray player you should. At least for Dolph fans at least. QUEUE IT

 

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