Directed by: Gary Fleder
Starring: Gary Sinise, Madeleine Stowe, Vincent D’Onofrio, Tony Shalhoub, Tim Guinee, Mekhi Phifer
Distributed by: Echo Bridge Entertainment
Release Date: July 17, 2012
Running Time: 102 minutes
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Blu-ray Score: 3.5 out of 5 stars
Extras Score: 2.5 out of 5 stars
When it comes to action-packed sci-fi movies, I have an extreme weak spot, especially when they are from the author of “Total Recall” and “Blade Runner”. “Impostor” may not be the best film but it is action packed and really captures Philip K. Dick’s essence. The film also packs a great cast including Gary Sinise, Madeleine Stowe (who I loved in TV’s “Revenge”, BTW), Vincent D’Onofrio, Mekhi Phifer and Tony Shalhoub. I mean what a cast right? The film only question I have to Echo Bridge Entertainment is, where is the director’s cut?
The film takes place during a futuristic time when the Earth has been at war with an alien force for over a decade. It is up to the work of government scientist Spencer Olham (Sinise) in order to save the planet. Though things get complicated when Olham is accused of being an alien spy and becomes a fugitive from the law. Olham races to prove his identity, all while still trying to save all mankind.
The Blu-ray presentation on “Imposter” is definitely good stuff. The high definition 1080p transfer looks sharp and it is presented in widescreen with an 1.85:1 aspect ratio. The audio track is also delivers with both a Dolby 5.1 DTS and 2.0 Stereo tracks. There are also a few special features, nothing out-of-this-world (get it?). The extras included are “The Impostor Files”, a featurette on the production and the original short film, which is awesome. Looking to escape for a few hours, definitely grab this release as it is worth the money!