Streak" on DVD
A Real Cop Out
Martin Lawrence stars
as an uncommon thief in this action comedy from director Les Mayfield.
Miles Logan (Lawrence)
is in the middle of a high tech jewel theft when things go awry - forcing
him to stash the big rock in an under construction building.
Flash forward two
years and he's released from prison and goes back to the building in question
to retrieve the rock. Much to his chagrin, said building is now home to
How to get back the
stone? Logan passes himself off as a cop, intent on getting in and getting
out again quickly - but things don't unfold as he'd planned.
He's forced to keep
up his charade through increasingly complex and dangerous busts - fitting
in so well (and using his "knowledge of the criminal mind")
that he gains the confidence and respect of his "fellow officers."
We won't spoil the
plot of what's essentially a pretty nifty action comedy. Suffice it to
say that Lawrence ends up making the big bust, while reaching his personal
goals at the same time.
Martin Lawrence is
likeable and believable in his role and the supporting cast, led by Luke
Wilson as his wet behind the ears "partner", also turn in good
To be honest, we didn't
expect too much when we went into this movie - but were pleasantly surprised.
"Blue Streak" is an entertaining 94 minutes that's well worth
The dual layered DVD
is in anamorphic widescreen and Pan&Scan and the digitally mastered
picture is terrific. The audio, powered by a bass-filled musical soundtrack,
is also first rate.
Columbia puts lots
of extras onto the disc as well. You get a decent set of production notes,
talent files, a couple of featurettes, and some music videos by the likes
of Jay-Z, Tyrese featuring Heavy D, and So Plush.
Blue Streak, from
Columbia Tristar Home Video
94 minutes, Widescreen (1.85:1)/Pan&Scan, Dolby Digital
Starring Martin Lawrence, Luke Wilson, Dave Chappelle, Peter Greene, and
Produced by Neal H. Moritz, Written by Michael Berry & John Blumenthal
and Steve Carpenter
Directed by Les Mayfield.
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