Greetings movie lovers! A slim week this week but you probably want to be in the backyard anyways! Only one flick to review, The Vault. Freddie Highmore plays Thom, a genius engineering graduate is recruited by a treasure hunter named Walter (Liam Cunningham) to join his team and retrieve a legendary lost treasure Walter found in the ocean that was seized by the Spanish Government and is being held in an impenetrable 100 year old safe in the Bank of Spain. The vault is protected by next level security but with Thom’s engineering smarts they plan to attempt the heist during the 2010 Football World Cup final match, but can they pull it off?
The Vault is a really fun and fast paced heist movie with a stellar cast and some really inventive security for the vault that is interesting and engaging to watch them figure out how to overcome. Highmore is great in the role and it is nice to see him outside of his usual gig on The Good Doctor. The cast is rounded out with the always excellent Liam Cunningham, Famke Janssen and Sam Riley. If you are a fan of heist movies, The Vault is a standout and makes for a really fun movie night. Highly recommended.
Also of note this week is the 4K debut of the Burt Reynolds classic Smokey and the Bandit, a new 20th Anniversary edition of Angelina Jolie’s Lara Croft: Tomb Raider as well as a new 4K double feature of both films, and a great new special edition of Mommie Dearest with Faye Dunaway.
Until next week movie lovers, stay safe!
DVD and Blu-ray Releases for Tuesday June 1, 2021
Better Luck Tomorrow (2003)*
But I'm a Cheerleader: Director's Cut (1999)*
Curious George 5-Movie Collection
Eye for an Eye (1996)*
Flesh and Bone (1993)*
Genndy Tartakovsky's Primal: The Complete First Season
I Hate Suzie: Season One
In & Out (1997)*
Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (2001) 20th Anniversary Edition
Lara Croft: Tomb Raider/Lara Croft: Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life Double Feature 4K
Mommie Dearest (1981) 40th Anniversary Edition
Rat Race (2001)*
Safe House (2012)
Shoplifters of the World (2020)
Smokey and the Bandit (1977) 4K
Snatch (2000) 4K
Spare Parts (2020) – USA Only
The Blue Lamp (1950)*
The Courier (2020)
The Little Rascals: The ClassicFlix Restorations, Volume 1
The Love Butcher (1975)*
The Stepford Wives (2004)*
The Vault a.k.a. Way Down (2020)
VeggieTales: Fruit of the Spirit Stories Vol. 1 – Love, Joy, Peace
When We Last Spoke
Years Of Lead: Five Classic Italian Crime Thrillers 1973-1977 [Limited Edition]
*New to Blu-ray