True Justice Season 2: Blood Alley
Seagal returns in this instalment of True Justice as special forces
operative Elijah Kane who is roped into getting his team to look at a
series of abductions involving human organ trafficking.
is a direct to video affair, albeit a slightly higher quality affair
than one would expect with a fairly decent roster of B grade actors
gracing the screen in a story that holds together fairly well. There
isn't a great deal to go on about the story, it doesn't run long, the
premise is simple and as long as you know you are just watching for a
bit of fun you should be just fine.
most striking thing I noted watching this is simply how different
Seagal looks from how I last saw him in anything movie or TV wise. He's
certainly aged a fair bit and considering how clear the video quality is
in this, you can almost make out the boot polish in his hair, it is
soooooooo unnaturally black. Add to that a paunch, and possibly they
should have simply nodded to his years and played him in that role.
Instead you have young women interested in him and calling him handsome,
sorry it just doesn't ring true.
quality of this show in terms of video is solid. Scenes are shot well
and image is vivid throughout. Editing is very tight and makes the most
of just how short the feature is. The soundtrack also suits the scenes
and is well scored. All things said and done this is a well put
together product, it just feels a bit simple at times and I struggled
with really getting immersed in it due to the story running along at the
brisk rate it does.
notice on occasion the audio suffered a bit when there was dialogue.
Never enough to miss any words but enough to stand out from the rest of
the audio. All other sounds, weapons and environmental were well
recorded and played back well. Although in 5.1 audio, I didn't really
notice a great use of surround, nor did it really need it.
not sure how much this is going to retail for, but if it's cheap; go
for it. It's certainly worth renting out for a quick entertainment fix.
It's a shame there are no extras here, simply the word PLAY on the
home menu, but there might not have been a budget for that.
this one for a rainy day or a cheap present.