I’m taking a look at another Nicolas Cage movie. This time its a action adventure from 2014 called Outcast. Is it worth a purchase? Let’s take a look, so without further ado here’s my Outcast blu-ray review.
- Outcast (2014)
- Genre: Action, Adventure
- Directed by Nick Powell
- UK Rating 15
- Discs: 1
- Released By Universal
- Blu-ray Released: 26 December 2015
A dying Chinese king chooses his youngest son, Prince Zhao to be his successor over his eldest son Shing. This decision is not accepted by Shing who takes matters into his own hand and kills the King. The young rightful heir is forced to flee along with his sister.
Style / Direction
The films directed by Nick Powell whilst Joel Ransom is responsible for the cinematography. This is pretty good looking film with plenty of impressive landscapes. The movie moves along at a good pace keeping you interested in the story whilst providing some nice moments of action.
Music / Audio Effects
The music is provided by Guillaume Roussel.
Acting / Characters
To be honest the acting from all of the main characters is pretty good and this really does help to keep you invested in their journey across China. Hayden Christensen is the main character. He’s an opioid-addicted crusader that decides to offer the fleeing would be king a chance.
Nicolas Cage co-stars playing a mentor figure that has seen his fair share of horrors that war delivers. He’s also pretty good in this slightly different role.
- Hayden Christensen as Jacob
- Nicolas Cage as Gallain
- Liu Yifei as Lian
- Ji Ke Jun Yi [zh] as Mei
- Andy On as Shing
- Anoja Dias Bolt as Anika
- Byron Lawson as Captain Peng
Conclusion: Outcast (2014) Film Review
Outcast (2014) is a decent action adventure that I’m fairly certain most people will enjoy. Its well shot and well acted and provides plenty of entertainment.
If you enjoyed my Outcast blu-ray review so far you may want to check out the following films:
- Wild at Heart (1990)
- Red Rock West (1993)
- Leaving Las Vegas (1995)
- City of Angels (1998)
- The Family Man (2000)
- Lord of War (2005)
- Bad Lieutenant (2009)
Conclusion: Outcast Blu-ray Review
There are no issues to report in the picture quality department being a film from 2014. Also worth noting is the lack of any extras but that’s no real loss given many Nicolas Cage films fail to even release on Blu-ray in the UK.
On to my movie rating for Outcast (2014)
- Movie Rating: WELL WORTH A LOOK
- Blu-ray Picture: PERFECT
- Extras: NONE
Amazon UK Links
Outcast (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 Outcast blu-ray review, I’m aiming to review more Nicolas Cage movies soon. What’s next? Check back soon…
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Summary: Outcast (2014) Blu-ray Review
Movie title: Outcast (2014)
Duration: 99 mins
Director(s): Nick Powell
Actor(s): Hayden Christensen, Nicolas Cage, Liu Yifei, Ji Ke Jun Yi, Andy On
- Movie Rating
- Blu-ray Picture Rating
A thoroughly entertaining action adventure.