Blu-ray, DVD Release: Brake

Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: July 24, 2012
Price: DVD $24.98, Blu-ray $29.98
Studio: IFC/MPI

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Stephen Dorff finds himself in a tight spot in Brake.

Stephen Dorff (Somewhere) stars in the 2012 independent thriller Brake, an entry in the currently popular “Confined Place Thriller” genre that also includes such recent films as 127 Hours, Buried and Wrecked.

When Secret Service agent Jeremy Reins (Dorff) wakes up in a cramped space with the only light coming from the digital numbers ticking away above his head, he knows he’s in trouble. Confused and disoriented with no one answering his cries for help, Reins soon figures out what’s going on:  becomes clear: he’s trapped in the trunk of a moving car. As his captors reveal themselves and their motives, Jeremy realizes he won’t be set free until he gives up the whereabouts of a secret location where the U.S. President is taken in the event of a terrorist attack. With time running out and his options limited, Jeremy must use every ounce of his strength and intelligence to survive his ordeal and prevent a national catastrophe.

Directed by Gabe Torres and co-starring Chyler Lee (TV’s Grey’s Anatomy), Tom Berenger (Faster) and Pruitt Taylor Vince (On the Inside), the R-rated Brake was released on a limited basis to theaters in March, 2012. It picked up adequate reviews from the critics, who seem to have grooved more on the novelty of the premise than on the resulting  movie.

There are no bonus features on the discs.

Here’s the movie’s trailer:


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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.