Are you ready for yet another Nicolas Cage movie? Of course you are, this time its the psychological thriller, Dying of the Light that sees Nicolas Cage in a role that at first appears familar. Is it worth a purchase? Let’s take a look, so without further ado here’s my Dying of the Light blu-ray review.
- Dying of the Light (2014)
- Genre: Psychological Thriller
- Directed by Paul Schrader
- UK Rating 18
- Discs: 1
- Released By Signature Entertainment
- Blu-ray Released: 2 March 2015
CIA Evan Lake is determined to bring a terrorist that tortured him 22 year earlier to justice. However Evan is no longer the man he was.
Style / Direction
The films directed by Paul Schrader whilst Gabriel Kosuth is responsible for the cinematography.
Music / Audio Effects
The music is provided by Frederik Wiedmann.
Acting / Characters
Nicolas Cage is sensational as a CIA agent hell-bent on bringing a terrorist to justice. However he is dealt a major blow following a diagnosis of frontal dementia. He plays this brilliantly and his performance really makes the film.
Backing up Cage is Anton Yelchin as Milton Schultz a CIA operative. He see’s Cage’s character as a mentor and the two work well together. Yelchin has a strange quiet way about him which actually works extremely well.
- Nicolas Cage as Evan Lake
- Anton Yelchin as Milton Schultz
- Irène Jacob as Michelle Zuberain
- Alexander Karim as Muhammad Banir
- Adetomiwa Edun as Mbui
- Geff Francis as Dr. Clayborne
- Silas Carson as Dr. Sanjar
Conclusion: Dying of the Light (2014) Film Review
Nicolas Cage’s performance makes this film well worth a look. That said the actual story is a compelling one that’s well told. Add this movie to your to must see list.
If you enjoyed my Dying of the Light blu-ray review so far you may want to check out the following films:
- City of Angels (1998)
- Next (2007)
- Knowing (2009)
- The Book of Eli (2010)
- Season of the Witch (2011)
- Pay The Ghost (2015)
Conclusion: Dying of the Ligh Blu-ray Review
There are no issues to report in the picture quality department being a film from 2014. Like with other Nic Cage releases there are no extras included. That said I’m fine with that as long as the films keep releasing on blu-ray.
On to my movie rating for Dying of the Light (2014)
- Movie Rating: WELL WORTH A LOOK
- Blu-ray Picture: PERFECT
- Extras: NONE
Amazon UK Links
Dying of the Light (2014) is available out now on blu-ray.
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 Dying of the Light blu-ray review, I’m aiming to review more Nicolas Cage movies soon. What’s next? Check back soon…
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Summary: Dying of the Light (2014) Blu-ray Review
Movie title: Dying of the Light (2014)
Duration: 90 mins
Director(s): Paul Schrader
Actor(s): Nicolas Cage, Anton Yelchin, Irène Jacob, Alexander Karim
Genre: Psychological Thriller
- Movie Rating
- Blu-ray Picture Rating
Nicolas Cage is simply brilliant as a CIA agent struggling with dementia.