There was that brief moment where it seemed that maybe Steven Seagal was going to make that comeback, breaking free of the confines of direct-to-DVD purgatory, with the surprisingly successful theatrical release of Exit Wounds. But this was not to be for Seagal like The Wrestler was to Mickey Rourke.
It sure hasn’t decreased his cinematic output, though. Seriously – the titles of his movies just get better and better: my favorite (the title, not the movie) still being Out for a Kill, an amalgam of Out for Justice and Hard to Kill that would’ve been way better had it also starred William Forsythe and Kelly LeBrock. And he’s got another one coming our way on plasticrounddisc: Born to Raise Hell.
Seagal stars as a take-no-prisoners Interpol agent assigned to an Eastern European task force targeting gun trafficking and dope running throughout the Balkans. While investigating a Russian gun dealer, his team is caught in a bloody street war between a Gypsy gang and the Russians, leaving one task force member dead. Fueled by vengeance, he leads his team on a new mission to avenge his friend’s death in this action-packed thrill ride that will have audiences on the edge of their seats right up to the explosive finale.
So, yet another range-stretching role for The Ponytailed One giving his dedicated audience what they want. Neither of the home versions offer anything extra other than subtitles, but that’s not why you’re grabbing this one.
The Blu-ray will retail for $24.99 while the DVD will cost $22.99.