PHYSICAL MEDIA REVIEW
NOVEMBER. 24. 2021.
BLURAY REVIEW: 'PRISONERS OF THE GHOSTLAND' (2021) [RLJE FILMS]
Prisoners of the Ghostland is NOW Available on DVD, Blu-ray and 4K UHD/ Blu-ray SteelBook!
Directed by the acclaimed Japanese director, Sion Sono (Why Don’t You Play in Hell), the film was written by Aaron Hebert and Rexa Sixo Safai. The film stars Nicolas Cage (National Treasure), Sofia Boutella (The Mummy), Nick Cassavetes (Face/Off), Bill Moseley (The Devils Rejects), TakSakaguchi (Tokyo Tribe) and Yuzuka Nakaya (The Forest of Love).
Set in the treacherous frontier city of Samurai Town where a ruthless bank robber (Cage) is sprung from jail by wealthy warlord The Governor (Moseley), whose adopted granddaughter Bernice (Boutella) has gone missing. The Governor offers the prisoner his freedom in exchange for retrieving the runaway. Strapped into a leather suit that will self-destruct within three days, the bandit sets off on a journey to find the young woman - and his own path to redemption.
“This film could have definitely benefited in leaning into more of its comedy. That said, Prisoners of the Ghostland never feels like it’s suffering from an identity crisis. It’s a film that seems like it was made for the fun and love of filmmaking and, honestly, I think this may get a cult following because of that.” - Kevin Lau, CRPWrites.com
Unfortunately the film fails to deliver on the DVD/Blu-ray extras, leaving only the Nic Cage experience with fans and nothing else. As huge fans of Cage have gone through ups and downs, Prisoners of the Ghostland is yet another to give a try because this one may hit for you or it just might not.