FABLife’s DVD Pick Of The Week

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Edge of Darkness

Mel Gibson is a man who carries a lot of baggage. He’s also a rare thing in Hollywood: a genuine larger-than-life movie star. Guy’s had a good track record of bringing out the best from even the most generic material, too. In this post-sugart*ts comeback vehicle, Mel’s grizzled cop is out to avenge his slain daughter and will let nothing stand in his way. Directed by Casino Royale helmer Martin Campbell, the material plays to Gibson’s single-minded strengths and provides him with an entertaining foil in the shifty form of Ray Winstone (The Departed). Things go boom, bones go crunch, and anybody looking to waste a little time will be happy.

Extras: The standard DVD has a selection of deleted scenes. Blu-Ray features more deleted and alternate scenes and a featurette on the story’s journey from BBC miniseries to the big screen.

- By C. Bottomley

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