Blue Streak [DVD] [1999]

Blue Streak capitalizes on an unusual premise (a criminal goes undercover as a cop) and the charm of star Martin Lawrence to make for a superior action comedy with a strong following. Columbia TriStar's DVD offers excellent picture and sound quality, with an anamorphic widescreen transfer and Dolby 5.1 Audio ensuring the explosive action is rendered as effectively as possible. There are also a pleasing number of additional features on this disc. Aside from the obligatory filmographies and original theatrical trailer, there are two featurettes and no less than three music videos. The better of the two featurettes is the 22-minute "Setting Up For the Score," which is mainly standard on-set material, but does reflect the likeable charm of the film and its stars. HBO's "Inside & Undercover" is a minute longer, but not quite as good, as it employs the more tiresome method of punctuating long clips of the movie with tiny interview snippets. The three music videos are "Girl's Best Friend" by Jay-Z, "Criminal Mind" by Tyrese, and "Damn (Should've Treated U Right)" by So Plush. Two of these incorporate scenes from Blue Streak, and all are visually interesting and worthwhile additions to an anamorphic DVD. Like Blue Streak itself, this disc is laid back and fun, and should be more than satisfactory to fans of Lawrence and the film.
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Special Features

  • Widescreen and Fullscreen Presentations
  • Digitally Mastered Audio & Anamorphic Video
  • Production Notes
  • Animated Menus
  • Audio: English 5.1 (Dolby Digital)
  • Subtitles: English
  • HBO First Look: Inside and Undercover
  • Featurette: Setting Up For The Score
  • Hot Music Videos by Jay-Z, Tyrese featuring Heavy D and So Plush featuring Ja Rule
  • Talent Files
  • Theatrical Trailers
  • Scene Selections

Synopsis

Blue Streak
Can a crook go straight without really trying? Jewel thief Miles Logan (Martin Lawrence) was being chased by the police after a robbery when he was forced to hide a cache of diamonds, worth $20 million, at a construction site. Despite his caution, Miles ended up behind bars anyway; after serving his time, he goes back to retrieve the stones only to discover what was being built: a police station. Miles needs to spend some time at the station to figure out what happened to his nest egg, so he sneaks in, posing as a police detective. Trouble is, he's so convincing that the cops assign him a rookie partner, Carlson (Luke Wilson), to put through training. To his surprise, Miles turns out to be a good cop, and the more he tries to find the missing diamonds, the higher he's promoted through the department, until he finds himself in line for a top spot in the detective's division. Supporting Lawrence and Wilson in Blue Streak are Dave Chappelle, William Forsythe, and Nicole Parker. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Martin Lawrence
    Martin Lawrence - Miles Logan
  • Luke Wilson
    Luke Wilson - Carlson
  • Peter Greene
    Peter Greene - Deacon
  • Dave Chappelle
    Dave Chappelle - Tulley
  • William Forsythe
    William Forsythe - Hardcastle

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