Tuesday, 20 January 2015

Blu-ray - A Walk Among The Tombstones

A Walk Among The Tombstones
Director: Scott Frank
Starring: Liam Neeson
Studio: Universal Studios Home Entertainment
Release Date: January 13, 2015
Retail: $34.98
Running Time: 114 minutes
Rated: R
Buy Link: Amazon


Now available to own on Blu-ray is the thriller A Walk Among The Tombstones. The film is directed by Scott Frank and stars Liam Neeson. Special Features include A Look Behind the Tombstone and Matt Scudder: Private Eye (Blu-ray Exclusive).

Based on the 1992 crime novel of the same name by Lawrence Block, A Walk Among The Tombstones centers on an ex-NYPD cop Matthew Scudder (played by Liam Neeson), who happens to be eight years sober, spending his days as a private detective. Though Matthew was hesitant at first, he agrees to find out who killed the wife of Kenny Kristo (played Dan Stevens) and bring the men responsible to him.

With the occasional help from a street kid TJ (played by Brian "Astro" Bradley), Matthew begins to unravel the crime that leads to other victims. Out of nowhere, the murderers kidnap the daughter, Lucia (played by Danielle Rose Russell), of a drug trafficker and they demand a ransom. Fearing the worst, Matthew takes charge of the situation, leading him into a direct path with the murderers.

Despite the fact that I consider myself a bookworm, I have never read a book by Lawrence Block, so I'm unfamiliar with the character Matthew Scudder that is until I watched this movie over the weekend. It seems Liam Neeson has become an action hero in recent years and A Walk Among The Tombstones proves just that, though this film gives him more to play with than other roles. With a well-written script and a dark atmosphere, A Walk Among The Tombstone turns out to be a thrilling film from start to finish.

*Disclaimer - I received a complimentary copy in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own.

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