Blu-ray Release: McBain

Blu-ray Release Date: July 11, 2023
Price: Blu-ray $19.99
Studio: Synapse Films/MVD

When prisoner of war Robert McBain (Christopher Walken, The War with Grandpa) is rescued in the jungles of North Vietnam by a group of Rangers, he expresses his thanks and gratitude. The leader of the Rangers, Santos (Chick Vennera), takes out a $100 bill, tears it in two, gives half to McBain and says, “If the other half of this bill ever finds you, you can pay me back.”

Eighteen years later, Santos is killed in Colombia while leading a fight against drug lords and corrupt politicians. His sister, Christina (Maria Conchita Alonso, Moscow on the Hudson), goes to New York with the other half of the bill and seeks out McBain to enlist his help in overthrowing the Colombian regime. With the surviving ex-Rangers from his Vietnam rescue, including Michael Ironside (Scanners) and Steve James (The Soldier), McBain’s team travels to Colombia to break the power of the drug lords and avenge Santos’ death.

Directed by genre favorite James Glickenhaus (The Protector), the1991 action-thriller McBain delivers, in the words of Kevin Thomas of the L.A. Times, “a macho action fantasy… spectacular mayhem that action audiences expect.”

Here’s a breakdown of the features in Synapse Films’ bonus package:

  • Audio Commentary from director James Glickenhaus and film historian Chris Poggiali
  • Original theatrical trailer
  • All-new remixed 5.1 surround sound created specifically for this release (original 2.0 theatrical stereo mix also included)
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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.