New Release: Colombiana DVD and Blu-ray

Release Date: Dec. 20, 2011
Price: DVD $30.99, Blu-ray $35.99
Studio: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

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Zoe Saldana is gunning for vengeance in Colombiana.

Zoe Saldana (Avatar) stars as a fiery assassin in the action thriller film Colombiana.

Saldana portrays Cataleya, a young woman in Chicago who has grown up to be an assassin after, as a child, witnessing the murder of her parents.  Turning herself into a professional killer and working for her uncle Cliff Curtis (TV’s Trauma), she remains focused on her ultimate goal: to hunt down and get revenge on the Colombian mobster responsible for her parents’ death.

The La Femme Nikita-ish film is directed by Olivier Megaton (Transporter 3) and co-written and produced by the always-busy Luc Besson (From Paris With Love), who, not surprisingly, wrote and directed 1990’s La Femme Nikita!

Co-stars include Michael Vartan (TV’s Hawthorne), Jordi Molla (Knight and Day) and Lenni James (Snatch).

Both the Blu-ray and DVD contain the R rated theatrical version of the film (which grossed a modest $36 million in its wide release to U.S. theaters in August 2011) along with an unrated version that adds in three additional minutes of footage.

Bonus features on the Blu-ray and DVD include the following:

  • “Colombiana: The Making of”
  • “Cateleya’s Journey”
  • “Assassins” (BD only)
  • “Training a Killer” (BD only)
  • “Take the Ride” (BD only)

Check out the babe and her bullets in the 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.