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Ghost Canyon

'Kiss The Girls' [BD]
(Morgan Freeman, Ashley Judd, Cary Elwes, Tony Goldwyn, Jay O. Sanders, et al / Blu ray / R / (1997) 2015 / Warner Bros.)

Overview: First time on Blu ray! Eight kidnapped women. All beautiful. All talented. All in danger of having their lives cut cruelly short if police detective Alex Cross and key witness Kate McTiernan can't locate the elusive "collector" who calls himself Casanova.

Blu ray Verdict: Ashley Judd plays a medical doctor, Morgan Freeman plays a psychological cop doctor. A deranged guy is "collecting" beautiful, talented young women, and Judd is his latest victim, in North Carolina. She escapes, jumps into a river, is rescued by a couple of fishermen. Her body is acting strangely, they track it to a drug and to a doctor in California. Turns out there were two weirdos, the doctor in Calif., and another in N.C.

It turns out the N.C. weirdo is actually one of the cops working on the cases, the Calif. doctor is supplying him with the drug. In the climactic scene, stove pulled away from the wall, gas flowing into the room, weirdo about to strike his lighter, Freeman shoots him through a milk carton to suppress the flame that would have set off the gas.

I have two problems with the execution of the story. The N.C. weirdo was I.D.ed by Freeman when he realized the handwriting on the "Casanova" card matched some handwriting on the police wall of evidence. A crook as smart as he was surely would not have done such a dumb deed. However, it was necessary for the script.

And finally, during the last scene, the gas connector behind the stove had a shut-off valve that Freeman could have turned when he first arrived on the scene, eliminating the resultant "explosion threat". However, that would have made the ending much less exciting. Aside from that, this movie does have a great pace to it and is still highly recommended! This is a Widescreen Presentation (1.85:1) enhanced for 16x9 TVs.

Own it on Blu-ray Digital HD October 13th, 2015!