Cat Run

Featured In Issue 169, September 2012

WSR Score4.5
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John Stockwell
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In Cat Run, Anthony (Mechlowicz) always dreamed of being a famous chef, while Julian (McAuley) only thought about women. With neither really working out, the childhood best friends decide to start a detective agency. Unfortunately for them, their first case requires that they help protect a sexy, high-class escort who possesses key evidence to a scandalous cover up. The two bumbling detectives soon find themselves running from the mob, a corrupt U.S. Senator, and a ruthless Mary Poppins-like assassin—all of whom will stop at nothing to hide the truth. (Gary Reber)

Special features include commentary with Director John Stokwell and Producer Bill Perkins, a behind-the-scenes featurette (HD 15:30), and deleted scenes (HD 14:30).

The 2.35:1 1080p AVC picture is impressively sharp and detailed, with fine resolution exhibited throughout, especially during close-ups of facial features, hair, clothing, and object texture. Shot digitally with the Red One camera, the color palette is naturally hued with accurate fleshtones and warm, rich colors. Contrast is nicely balanced with deep blacks and revealing shadow delineation. The visual experience is consistently engaging and varied, with effective natural and sharply rendered imagery, with an occasional touch of edginess. This is an enjoyable visual experience that is sure to please. (Gary Reber)

The DTS-HD Master Audio™ 5.1-channel soundtrack is dynamically active, with an engaging holosonic® surround presence that at times presents an aggressive directionalized soundfield. The music score is nicely recorded with a wide and deep soundstage that extends to the surrounds. Atmospherics and sound effects are effectively supportive, to enhance the action. Deep bas is extended in the .1 LFE channel to sub-25 Hz frequencies during the most intense action segments. Dialogue is intelligible and forward sounding and wanting in spacial integration. Overall, this is an action-packed soundtrack with an immersive soundfield presence. (Gary Reber)