I predict that Wesley
Snipes is going to make a major comeback. Why not? He’s a good actor (even
great in the right part), has tremendous presence on the screen and he’s been
gone for so long that there’s a real hunger to see him back again.
And back in major film roles and not in that straight-to-DVD
hell that he was stuck in until he had to leave for a while for reasons we all
So it’s good news, to me at least, that his 1992 film, Passenger 57, directed by Kevin
Hooks, is coming out on blu-ray DVD for the first time this summer.
True, it’s a nothing more than a fast paced, wildly entertaining
and totally improbable B-movie Die Hard rip-off, which runs only a trim 85 minutes (the perfect
length for a B movie). But when Wesley is on the screen, Wesley is on the
screen, if you know what I mean.
And it’ll be fantastic to see it all remastered
and looking really great on blu-ray which Warner
Home Video will do when they’ll release it on August 6th.
Unfortunately, the bad news is that, on that same day, WHV
will also release, on blu-ray DVD, the
ridiculous and cartoonish Action Jackson
with Carl Weathers. But the less
said about that one the better.
How bad is it? I would
rather watch John Singleton’s Shaft (HERE)
again, than Action Jackson. It’s that bad.