Broken Arrow [DVD] [1996]

John Woo's first big-budget Hollywood film, Broken Arrow, comes to DVD with a widescreen transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 2.35:1. One English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital 5.1, while a second English track and a French soundtrack are rendered in Dolby Digital Surround. English and Spanish subtitles are accessible. Extra features include the original theatrical trailer. Genre enthusiasts and Woo fans will want to view this disc, but there might not be enough on it to interest others.
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Special Features

  • Interactive menus
  • Languages: English 5.1 Surround; English Dolby Surround; French Dolby Surround
  • Original theatrical trailer
  • Scene selection
  • Subtitles: English; Spanish
  • Widescreen format [aspect ratio 2.35:1]

Synopsis

Broken Arrow
Hong Kong director John Woo's second U.S. film (his first was Hard Target) delivers a number of exciting action sequences but is let down by a credibility-straining plot. John Travolta plays Vic Deakins, an Air Force pilot on what is supposed to be a routine night flight mission with his co-pilot, the younger Riley Hale (Christian Slater), whom Deakins constantly kids for lacking the "will to win." Deakins is actually a traitor who crashlands their Stealth Bomber in Death Valley so that he can steal two nuclear warheads onboard and sell them to terrorists who plan to blackmail the government. Deakins meets up with his cohorts, who have been waiting in the park, while Hale survives and teams up with a young, attractive park ranger (Samantha Mathis) to foil Deakins's plans. Plenty of action ensues, with car chases, collapsing mine shafts, fights on burning trains, and even the underground detonation of a nuclear device. Despite the script's implausibilities and inconsistencies, Woo amply displays the expertise with action sequences and man-to-man conflict that has made his Hong Kong films cult favorites. ~ Don Kaye, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • John Travolta
    John Travolta - Vic Deakins
  • Christian Slater
    Christian Slater - Riley Hale
  • Samantha Mathis
    Samantha Mathis - Terry Carmichael
  • Delroy Lindo
    Delroy Lindo - Col. Max Wilkins
  • Bob Gunton
    Bob Gunton - Pritchett

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