'Domino' [Blu-ray + Digital]
(Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Søren Malling, Carice van Houten, Guy Pearce, et al / Blu-ray + DVD + Digital / R / 2019 / LGF)
Overview: A Copenhagen police officer, Christian (Nikolaj Coster-Wealdau), seeks justice for his partner’s murder by ISIS member Imran.
Determined to hunt Imran down, Christian and Alex (Carice van Houten), a fellow cop and his late partner’s mistress, are unwittingly caught in a deadly cat-and-mouse chase with a duplicitous CIA agent (Guy Pearce) who is using Imran as a pawn to trap other ISIS members.
Their quest for revenge becomes a race against time to save their own lives.
Blu-ray Verdict: Although the movie is quite brutal, it seems to fit into the current news cycle unfortunately.
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Søren Malling and Guy Pearce give stellar performances and there are many breath taking sequences reminding us of Sir Alfred Hitchcock and, of course director Brian de Palma.
The cinematography is stunning and the pace of the movie is somewhat measured so that one does not get a heart attack watching the events unfold.
Shot in Denmark, Italy, and Spain (the European locales are more than adequate), Domino's story involves Copenhagen cop, Christian (played by Game of Thrones star Nikolaj Coster-Waldau).
Christian's partner gets killed by a member of ISIS and he seeks justice for the guy that did it. The only problem is that same guy is working as a double agent for a member of the CIA (Joe Martin played by an excellent Guy Pearce).
As usual, there is dark humor to be found throughout the picture and the cinematic color scheme is very beautiful. Funnily enough, if you don't bother to read the synopsis first and just let the cards fall into place, then you will enjoy the film even more, me thinks!
When I first heard the title I shook my head, but having watched it twice now, well, the title makes sense in so many ways. But hey, check it out for yourselves ... if you have strong nerves and can stomach all the high speed chases and collisions and gun-spinning adventures! This is a Widescreen Presentation (1.85:1) enhanced for 16x9 TVs.
The 'Fast Color' Blu-ray and DVD arrives July 16th, 2019 and will be available for the suggested retail price of $24.99 and $19.98, respectively.
Official 'Domino' Trailer