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DVD Reviews: The Transporter (Rental)

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Reviewed by Tory Favro
Review Date: 28 April 2003
Distributed by:
20th Century Fox
Running Time: 88 Minutes

He's the man you go to when you need quick fast and efficient transport with no questions asked. Got a bank to rob and need a good getaway driver and vehicle, call the transporter and he and his black BMW will make sure that you are out of a tight situation in a flash.

The opening 5-10 minutes of this feature will have you gasping with delight at this title. Make sure that you have a full surround complement set up if possible as you are in for a treat to both the ears and eyes.

Starring the ever so cool Jason Statham (Lock Stock & Two Smoking Barrels), the Transporter sure as hell does not bring anything new to the table in terms of plot, however for sheer enjoyment this is certainly not one title to be missed.

The storyline is very simple to follow. You take one incredibly talented driver who takes jobs from criminals. He is respected in the trade as he follows a number of key rules, one of which is when carrying a bag for a customer, never look in the package. Of course when the package turns out to be a very attractive lady in distress then rules are broken and crims are not going to be even slightly happy about it all.

Add to that the drama of a possible human slavery operation and then things get very very sticky indeed.

It's funny considering how straight forward this title is, how enjoyable I found it. A powerful introduction certainly didn't hurt and then combine some cool cars and exotic locations, sprinkled with an overdose of danger and this was a film that I was happy to watch from start to finish.

This is a film that looks and sounds brilliant from beginning to the very end. The picture is superb with little faults other than what appears to be a little bit of aliasing. Surround sound is blissful on this disc and is larger than life which makes it all good.

As far as extras go, there is nothing here. In fact, Fox have a great plan as far as these go as it'll make fans of the film buy the sell through version as soon as it comes out. In the meantime, the rental version is the movie only with no frills attached to it whatsoever.

I highly recommend this film and we'll try to bring the sell through version to you once Fox are ready to release it.

The Transporter (Rental) Features

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