Gun Shy

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Lionsgate Home Entertainment
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Language, some sexual content/nudity and drug material.
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Simon West
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In Gun Shy, an aging and pampered rock star (Banderas) vacationing in Chile with his supermodel wife Sheila (Kurylenko) must deal with the kidnapping of his wife by renegades. Unable to navigate more than ordering a sandwich from room service, now he must take to the backstreets of Santiago to rescue her. Based on the novel Salty by Mark Haskell Smith. (Gary Reber)

Special features include the featurette The Rock Star, The Pirate, And The Cast (HD 08:49), the Just Who I Can Be music montage (HD 02:49), upfront previews, and an UltraViolet digital copy.

The 2.39:1 1080p AVC picture, reviewed on a Sony Bravia Z9D 4K Ultra HD HDR display, upconverted to 2160p with greater resolution and luminance, was photographed digitally. The picture is stylized with a strongly saturated color palette in which hues pop, such as Sheila’s red lipstick, clothing accents, and other objects. And while the colors are rich and vibrant, fleshtones retain a generally natural appearance. Contrast is excellent with deep, solid blacks and evening shadow delineation. Highlights are bright throughout. Resolution is also excellent, with fine detail exhibited throughout, especially during close-ups of facial features, hair, clothing, and object texture. The imagery is simply sharp and crisp. This is an extremely vivid, bright, and colorful presentation that jumps off the screen. (Gary Reber)

The DTS-HD Maser Audio™ 5.1-channel soundtrack is at times quite noisy in parts with strident and compressed rock music. Otherwise, the music score is tame and of decent sound quality that spans the soundstage and extends to the surrounds. Atmospherics enhance the realism of the scenes, and sound effects enhance the action. Deep bass extends to add weight to the soundtrack. Surrounds are directionalized. While the shenanigans are prominent, dialogue intelligibility is always good but at times wanting in spatial integration as there is a quite a bit of ADR. Overall, this is a dynamic-sounding soundtrack with moments of holosonic® envelopment. (Gary Reber)