Blue Streak
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Blue Streak

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Director: Les Mayfield

Cast: Les Mayfield, Martin Lawrence, Luke Wilson, Peter Greene

     
 

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Blue Streak capitalizes on an unusual premise (a criminal goes undercover as a cop) and the charm of star Martin Lawrence to make for a superior action comedy with a strong following. Columbia TriStar's DVD offers excellent picture and sound quality, with an anamorphic widescreen transfer and Dolby 5.1 Audio ensuring the explosive action is rendered asSee more details below

Overview

Blue Streak capitalizes on an unusual premise (a criminal goes undercover as a cop) and the charm of star Martin Lawrence to make for a superior action comedy with a strong following. Columbia TriStar's DVD offers excellent picture and sound quality, with an anamorphic widescreen transfer and Dolby 5.1 Audio ensuring the explosive action is rendered as effectively as possible. There are also a pleasing number of additional features on this disc. Aside from the obligatory filmographies and original theatrical trailer, there are two featurettes and no less than three music videos. The better of the two featurettes is the 22-minute "Setting Up For the Score," which is mainly standard on-set material, but does reflect the likeable charm of the film and its stars. HBO's "Inside & Undercover" is a minute longer, but not quite as good, as it employs the more tiresome method of punctuating long clips of the movie with tiny interview snippets. The three music videos are "Girl's Best Friend" by Jay-Z, "Criminal Mind" by Tyrese, and "Damn (Should've Treated U Right)" by So Plush. Two of these incorporate scenes from Blue Streak, and all are visually interesting and worthwhile additions to an anamorphic DVD. Like Blue Streak itself, this disc is laid back and fun, and should be more than satisfactory to fans of Lawrence and the film.

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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Ed Hulse
An always engaging and frequently hilarious cop comedy, Blue Streak provides erstwhile sitcom star Martin Lawrence with his most satisfying big-screen showcase to date. He plays Miles Logan, a master thief who impersonates a cop in order to penetrate the police station where, several years prior, he hid a $17 million diamond just before getting carted off to prison. Logan's efforts to maintain a convincing front while searching for the hidden jewel generates the film's laughs. Director Les Mayfield (Encino Man) gives the star plenty of leeway, and Lawrence invests his swaggering, street-smart heist artist with the same brash manner and manic energy that first endeared him to TV audiences. Best of all, he lampoons the type of indestructible cop that's become a fixture in action movies; no cliché is left unspoofed. Shoot-outs and car chases pep things up, and the supporting players are uniformly fine, but Blue Streak is essentially pure, undistilled Martin Lawrence at his sparkling best.

Product Details

Release Date:
02/08/2000
UPC:
0043396040113
Original Release:
1999
Rating:
PG13
Source:
Sony Pictures
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Full Frame, Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital]
Time:
1:34:00
Sales rank:
24,682

Special Features

Widescreen and Fullscreen Presentations; Digitally Mastered Audio & Anamorphic Video; Production Notes; Animated Menus; Audio: English 5.1 (Dolby Digital); Subtitles: English; HBO First Look: Inside and Undercover; Featurette: Setting Up For The Score; Hot Music Videos by Jay-Z, Tyrese featuring Heavy D and So Plush featuring Ja Rule; Talent Files; Theatrical Trailers; Scene Selections

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Martin Lawrence Miles Logan
Luke Wilson Carlson
Peter Greene Deacon
Dave Chappelle Tulley
William Forsythe Hardcastle
Graham Beckel Rizzo
Crystal Chappell Actor
Nicole Ari Parker Melissa Green
Robert Miranda Glenfiddish
Olek Krupa LaFleur
Saverio Guerra Benny
Richard Sarafian Uncle Lou
Tamala Jones Janiece
Amy Oberer Actor

Technical Credits
Les Mayfield Director
Michael Berry Screenwriter
John Blumenthal Screenwriter
Bill Brzeski Production Designer
Stephen W. Carpenter Screenwriter
Peaches Davis Co-producer
David Eggby Cinematographer
Michael Fottrell Co-producer
Bruce Franklin Asst. Director
Jim Halty Stunts
Toby Jaffe Producer
Lynn Kressel Casting
Daniel Melnick Executive Producer
Neal H. Moritz Producer
John Morris Sound Editor
John Naveira Sound/Sound Designer
Brana Michelle Rosenfeld Set Decoration/Design
Ken Ross Musical Direction/Supervision
Allen Shapiro Executive Producer
Edward Shearmur Score Composer
Philip Toolin Art Director
Michael Tronick Editor
Denise Wingate Costumes/Costume Designer

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Scene Index

Scene Selections
0. Scene Selections
1. Start [1:57]
2. Rock and Roll [9:07]
3. X marks the spot [1:47]
4. Two years later [5:10]
5. Pizza man [2:16]
6. Uncle Lou [2:02]
7. Malone [3:38]
8. Carlson's new partner [4:12]
9. Rim robbery [3:42]
10. "Buckle up!" [1:53]
11. Liquor store robbery [2:51]
12. Tulley's dead end [9:08]
13. Shaking things up [2:38]
14. Interrogating Tulley [3:37]
15. Classified [2:19]
16. 413 In Progress [2:47]
17. The letter B [4:01]
18. Federal training [1:06]
19. The Evidence Room [3:21]
20. Sting operation [3:43]
21. Just like old times [2:31]
22. Lafleur [3:29]
23. Moving in [1:24]
24. Mexico bound [3:01]
25. In hot pursuit [1:15]
26. Expert negotiator [3:17]
27. Federale [1:29]
28. Out of jurisdiction [6:09]

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