Blu-ray, DVD, Digital HD Release: Point Break (2015)

Digital Release Date: March 15, 2016, Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: March 29, 2016
Price: DVD $29.98, Blu-ray/DVD Combo $39.98
Studio: Warner

In the action thriller Point Break, a remake of the 1991 cult favorite of the same name directed by Katherine Bigelow (Zero Dark Thirty), a young FBI agent, Johnny Utah (Luke Bracey, The November Man), infiltrates a cunning team of thrill-seeking elite athletes – led by the charismatic Bodhi (Edgar Ramirez, Carlos). The athletes are suspected of carrying out a spate of crimes in extremely unusual ways. Deep undercover, and with his life in imminent danger, Utah strives to prove they are the architects of this string of inconceivable crimes.

PointBreak2_optDirected by Ericson Core, the movie also stars Teresa Palmer (Warm Bodies), Delroy Lindo (Malcolm X) and Ray Winstone (Noah).

The gimmick, if one is to be considered in this turkey, is that the film’s numerous extreme athletic feats are performed by elite athletes representing the world’s best in class in big-wave surfing, wingsuit flying, sheer-face snowboarding, free rock climbing and high-speed motorcycling.

But apparently the athleticism didn’t click, as Point Break made very little noise during its Stateside rollout in December, 2015, ringing up $28 at the domestic office.  The critical opinion was even worse, with writers at Rotten Tomatoes giving it an aggregate rating of 8% based on 88 published reviews.

The Blu-ray contains the following features:

  • POINTBREAK: Rock Climbing
    · POINT BREAK: Wingsuit Flying
    ·  POINT BREAK: Snowboarding
    ·  POINT BREAK: Motocross
    ·  Deleted Scenes
    ·  Trailers

The DVD, meanwhile, only offers the deleted scenes.

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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.