New Release: Catch .44 DVD and Blu-ray

Release Date: Dec. 20, 2011
Price: DVD $26.98, Blu-ray $29.99
Studio: Anchor Bay

Catch .44 movie scene

Malin Akerman works hard for the money in Catch .44.

Bruce Willis (Red) and Oscar-winner Forest Whitaker (Repo Men) star in the 2011 independent crime film Catch .44, written and directed by Aaron Harvey (The Evil Woods).

The movie’s story revolves around three bad-ass beauties who work in a strip joint (Couples Retreat’s Malin Akerman, Twilight’s Nikki Reed and Deborah Ann Woll from TV’s True Blood) and their plot to double-cross their equally bad-ass boss (Willis) when he sends them on a job to hijack a shipment of drugs making its way up from Mexico. Well, wouldn’t you know that the double-crosses lead to triple-crosses and all other manner of betrayals involving a crusty trucker, a nutty short-order cook and a psychotic hit man disguised as a highway patrolman (Whitaker)!

The early word on this movie is that it plays like a Tarantino-esque Pulp Fiction knock-off, with a splintered chronology and lots of idiosyncratic characters, stylized violence and heightened dialog.

We don’t know much about writer/director Harvey apart from this being his second film after the very forgettable 2007 slasher flick The Evil Woods. We’re imagining that the high-caliber cast knows a lot more about the filmmaker than we do, because if they committed to this project based on his first film, well then, we’re not sure what to make of it!

Then again, maybe the price was right…

No play dates for theaters have been scheduled, so the R-rated Catch .44 is a DVD and Blu-ray premiere in the U.S.

The discs include a director’s commentary as a bonus feature.

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About Laurence

Founder and editor Laurence Lerman saw Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest when he was 13 years old and that’s all it took. He has been writing about film and video for more than a quarter of a century for magazines, anthologies, websites and most recently, Video Business magazine, where he served as the Reviews Editor for 15 years.