The Spy Next Door (BLU-RAY)

The Spy Next Door

On Blu-Ray: 
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
Running Time: 
92 Minutes
Did They mean To Do That?

In the scene where Jackie and the kids stop at a Chinese food restaurant Jackie parks the van in a handicap spot.

Jackie Chan joins the ranks of other action stars when things are running slow by starring in a film that pits his formidable talents as a stunt man and martial artist with pointless writing and unfocused direction. Not one of the worst films you will ever see but it slips into my top ten list of all time worst.

Biggest problem with The Spy Next Door (other then the above mentioned) is that the picture carries quite a bit of static that comes and goes. Secondly, while the color in the BD copy is pretty consistent it does have its waning moments that wont be noticeable to anyone not looking for it. For everyone else that isn’t a videophile the only problem your really going to notice is the static. Other then that it seems like a perfectly fine transfer. Audio (5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio) is fantastic. Very front heavy but the mix manages to make some use of your back speakers very clear, very present.

*Jackie Chan: Stunt Master and Mentor featurette
(Pretty much the cast and crew talking about how fantastic Jackie is)
*Adventures In Acting With The Kids From The Spy Next Door Featurette
(The kids and actress  Katherine Boecher, who plays Creel in the film, talk about how they got into the business and some other experiences they’ve had acting)
*Blooper Reel
(Bad, very bad Lionsgate. This blooper reel, like all blooper reels in Jackie Chan films, plays during the ending credits so slapping it into the bonus features section is pointless)
*DVD Version


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