Blu-Ray Review: Unknown (2011)

A man claiming to be Dr Martin Harris awakes in Berlin hospital with severe head injuries and very little knowledge as to how he got there. The doctors inform him that he has been in a coma for four days after surviving a near fatal car crash. Attempting to piece together the incidents leading up to the accident, he discovers that his wife no longer recognises him and another man has assumed his identity. Now the only thing standing in the way of him and the truth is a deadly team of trained assassins who will stop at nothing to have him killed. It’s time for Dr Harris to face his identity, his sanity and take back his life… by force.

Starring Liam Neeson (Taken, The A-Team), Diane Kruger (Inglourious Basterds, Troy) and January Jones (Mad Men, X-Men: First Class), Unknown is a gripping mystery pumped with visceral action and an explosive revelation around every twist.

 

Okay, to start with I’m not going to bother wasting your time with a review of the film itself. This is just gonna be little piece on the features and the quality of the Blu-Ray film.

Special Features:

Unknown: The Story – This is basically going through the characters of Unknown and how there roles fit into the plot of the film. Basically cast/character interviews but more in-depth to do with the story.

Behind the Scenes – Standard special feature where we get to see how some of the sequences were made and shot.

Liam Neeson: Known Action Hero – Nice little feature where Liam Neeson is talking about his past boxing experience where he was knocked out during a match and not remember anything for about 4 minutes. He said it was his inspiration for his role in Unknown.

Interviews with Liam Neeson, Diane Kruger, January Jones, Director Jaume Collet-Serra, Producer Joel Silva and Producer Leonard Goldberg – Another standard cast interviews.

Overral as a Blu-Ray release its okay. The image is sharp but not spectacular, the sound though is very good and you hear the difference. As for features, well, a little disappointing really. Only one of those was what I’d call interesting and good. Would of expected more for a Blu-Ray release. If your a fan of the film and want clarity of picture/sound over special features then by all means go for it but if you like your extras I think you’ll be a little disappointed.

Unknown is out now on Blu-Ray and DVD.

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