The next movie in my Nicolas Cage movie season is the action thriller Arsenal (2017) aka Southern Fury. This one also stars John Cusack and Adrian Grenier. Unfortunately it has yet to receive a UK Blu-ray release but can be obtained via a foreign imported version. Should you consider picking it up on blu-ray? Let’s take a look, so without further ado here’s my Arsenal blu-ray review.
- Arsenal (2017) aka Southern Fury – Import
- Genre: Action Thriller
- Directed by Steven C. Miller
- Discs: 1
A brother refuses to give up on his older brother when he is apparently taken hostage.
Style / Direction
The films directed by Steven C. Miller whilst Brandon Cox is responsible for the cinematography.
Music / Audio Effects
The music is provided by Ryan Franks & Scott Nickoley.
Acting / Characters
Most of the actors put in solid performances but its Nicolas Cage’s that will live one in the memory. I love a good Nic Cage movie and I love the variety of characters he takes on. Eddie King is a kind of mobster figure that seems permanently coked up. He makes the film really worth a look!
- Adrian Grenier as James “JP” Lindel
- Johnathon Schaech as Michael “Mikey” Lindel
- Nicolas Cage as Eddie King
- Lydia Hull as Lizzie – Wife of “JP”
- Christopher Coppola as Buddy King
- John Cusack as Sal
- Megan Leonard as Vicki
- Tyler Jon Olson as Gus
- Christopher Rob Bowen as Rob
- William Mark McCullough as Luca
- Abbie Gayle as Alexis
- Shea Buckner as Rusty
- C.J. LeBlanc as Hoya
- Robert Harvey as Eddie’s bodyguard
- Tamara Belous as Janet
- Heather Johansen as Kristy
- Carrie Jo Hubrich as Chelsea
- Vivian Benitez as Lisa
Conclusion: Arsenal (2017) Film Review
Arsenal is an over the top action movie that does have some fun moments. That said it doesn’t really all come together into a well executed style. The amount of blood and violence would in reality have resulted in Mikey’s death yet following such brutal assaults he barely looks injured. This really sets the tone for an unbelievable action movie. That said there are a few moments from Nicolas Cage that really need to be seen.
If you are just looking for an over the top action movie featuring Nicolas Cage then I say give this a look. I certainly had a few laughs watching Cage in this one and I think you might too!
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Conclusion: Arsenal Blu-ray Review
Yet again the UK is missed out on the bluray front. That leaves us film lovers with two choices. Buy the sub-par DVD or import a foreign bluray that plays on UK players. There are no issues to report in the picture quality department being a film from 2017 but you don’t get any extras included.
Popcorn Cinema Rating: Arsenal (2017)
MOVIE RATING: WORTH A LOOK
BLU-RAY RATING: EXCELLENT
Amazon UK Links
Arsenal (2017) blu-ray available out now via imported version.
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Arsenal (2017) Film Trailer
For those of you yet to see the film I’ll leave you with a little taster…
Clip may not be representative of the blu-ray version
That concludes my Arsenal blu-ray review, I’m aiming to review more Nicolas Cage movies soon. What’s next? Check back soon…
Summary: Arsenal (2017) Blu-ray Review
Movie title: Arsenal (2017) aka Southern Fury
Duration: 97 mins
Director(s): Steven C. Miller
Actor(s): Nicolas Cage, Adrian Grenier, John Cusack, Johnathon Schaech, Lydia Hull, Christopher Coppola
Genre: Action, Thriller
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- Blu-ray Picture Rating
Nicolas Cage as Eddie King needs to be seen to be believed!