Movie Review: MINE (Blu-ray Combo Pack)

MINE was written and directed by Fabio Guaglione and Fabio Resinaro and stars Armie HammerAnnabelle Wallis, Tom Cullen, Clint Dyer, Geoff Bell and Juliet Aubrey.

Armie Hammer gives an acclaimed performance as a soldier battling psychological and physical tolls when he is trapped in the desert. In this thriller, Hammer must spend days trapped in the harsh, unforgiving desert with one foot resting on a landmine, unable to move if he wants to stay alive. This action-packed military thriller follows a U.S. soldier who, stranded in the desert for 52 hours after a mission falls apart, must fight for survival against his enemies, the hostile environment, and the creeping psychological toll of his treacherous situation.

Mime takes place in a far away land and starts out with two soldiers whose mission doesn’t go quite as planned and they end up on the run from the enemy. One of them ends up stepping on a land mine and dies a brutal death and the other soldier realizes that he’s standing on one too but notices it in time. He’s able to call for help but the extraction team is days away so he has to manage his time and ability to balance in one place until they arrive. We’re talking days! He not only has to survive the harsh conditions but there’s danger surrounding him that he has to battle off. The soldier ends up getting some help and conversation from one of the locals but is this new friend real or is the soldier simply going mad?

The packaging comes with a slipcover/o-card. The front features the artwork you see up top and the back includes movie details, some images and list of special features. Each disc also features its own individual artwork. Inserting the disc, the menu screen was simple and easy to navigate. The picture and sound quality for the high-definition disc were crisp and clear. The picture and sound quality for the standard-definition disc were really good. I didn’t have any issues with the video and audio.

Bottom line is, Mine was an interesting watch and one I was really curious about going in. The biggest question I had was how fast the movie would move since it was just focusing on this one character who’s standing on a land mine. Well, the movie was interesting enough and it was surprisingly fast-paced. They pull this off by allowing the main character to have these flashbacks where he revisits some key points and important characters in his life. He remembers certain events that molded him into the man he became and it’s not particularly the way he wanted it all to turn out. I thought the directors did a good job telling the story and Armie Hammer gave a really good  performance in this intense role. He plays the soldier who steps on the land mine and has to endure the harsh conditions and dangerous surroundings for days. Mine will be available on Blu-ray+DVD Combo Pack on June 13th and is worth a watch.

Distributor: Well Go USA

Run Time: 107 Minutes

Rated: Not Rated

Blu-ray Video: 1080p High-Definition 16×9 Widescreen (2.40:1)

Blu-ray Audio: English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 and 2.0 / Spanish DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 and 2.0

DVD Video: 16×9 Widescreen (2.40:1)

DVD Audio: English Dolby Digital 5.1

Subtitles: English SDH

Special Features: Good Stuff! The extras include deleted scenes, a “Making-of” featurette with storyboards, an exploration of the VFX, an interview with Armie Hammer and theatrical trailer.

  • 4 Deleted Scenes
  1. Power Positive Thinking (01:55)
  2. Commitment (02:22)
  3. Confrontation (10:23)
  4. Quicksand (01:36)
  • “Making-of” featurette – 3 Parts
  1. Interview with Armie Hammer (13:09)
  2. VFX (05:01)
  3. Storyboards (04:45)
  • Trailer (02:04)

 

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