12 Rounds 3: Lockdown

Featured In Issue 203, January 2016

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In 12 Rounds 3: Lockdown, the third movie in the 12 Rounds series, one good cop is working to expose a team of corrupt cops in a fight for his honor and his life. Shaw (Ambrose), a detective who returns to active duty after the death of his partner, uncovers evidence linking his fellow officers to a murder. The officers, in return, frame him for a homicide he didn’t commit. Trapped in his own precinct, Shaw will do whatever it takes to expose the dirty cops and clear his name. With twelve rounds in the clip and one shot at redemption, nothing will stand in Shaw’s way. (Gary Reber)

Special features include the featurettes Resourceful Adversary (HD 04:55) and Filming A Fire Fight (HD 06:10), upfront previews, and an UltraViolet digital copy.

The 1.78:1 1080p AVC picture was photographed digitally and exhibits a clean, pristine appearance. The color palette is saturated with natural hues and fleshtones throughout. Contrast is decently balanced with deep, solid blacks, but shadow resolution is often wanting. Resolution is decent as well, but because much of the picture occurs in darkened settings, detail is obscured. While generally pleasing, the picture exhibits an overly digital quality. (Gary Reber)

The DTS-HD Master Audio™ 5.1-channel soundtrack is dynamic sounding, with a substantial low-frequency foundation supported by .1 LFE energy. Of course, gunfire also is enhanced with bass-enhancement. Atmospherics and other sound effects sound natural and provide at times nuanced surround envelopment. The music score is prominent throughout and spans a wide and deep soundstage that extends aggressively to the surrounds. This is a typical shoot-em-up soundtrack but nothing that is distinguished. (Gary Reber)