"12 ROUNDS" DVD Review

By Shannon Gosney
In DVD Reviews
July 1, 2009

The other night, my husband and I sat back and enjoyed a movie together. We watched a movie called “12 Rounds.” Wow! Talk about an intense movie that kept you watching the entire time! This was such a movie.

On June 30th, Fox Home Entertainment released the intense and gripping “12 Rounds” on DVD and Blu-ray! In “12 Rounds,” a New Orleans Police Detective by the name of Danny Fisher (John Cena) stops a brilliant thief from getting away with a multi-million dollar heist. During the capture, the thief’s girlfriend is accidentally killed. A year later, the thief escapes from prison and this criminal mastermind carries out his revenge against Detective Fisher. He taunts Detective Fisher with a series of near-impossible puzzles and tasks – 12 rounds – that Fisher must complete (no matter how difficult). Detective Fisher has to get through the 12 rounds to save his fiancee from the twisted thief. It is an intense and suspenseful movie – one you’ll enjoy watching!
“12 Rounds” is directed by Renny Harlin (Die Hard 2, Deep Blue Sea) and includes the following cast: John Cena (Detective Fisher), Ashley Scott (Molly Porter), Aiden Gillen (Miles Jackson), and Steve Harris (Special Agent George Aiken). The Blu-ray disc and DVD are loaded with special features including both the theatrical and extended “Extreme Cut” of the film, commentary by Harlin, Cena and first-time writer Daniel Kunka, two behind-the-scenes featurettes, two alternate endings, a never-before “Cena” gag reel and more.

Blu-ray Specs:
The 12 Rounds Unrated Blu-ray disc is presented in widescreen format, 2.35:1 aspect ratio with English 5.1 DTS HD Master Audio, English and Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital, along with English and Spanish subtitles. Individual disc bonus features as follows:

o Rated and extended “Extreme Cut” of the film
o Commentary by Director Renny Harlin, Writer Daniel Kunka and John Cena
o Two alternate endings
o “Crash Course: John Cena Stunts” featurette
o “Never-before-seen Cena gag reel” featurette
o “Streetcar Crossing: Film with Caution” featurette (BD exclusive)
o “12 Bonus Rounds: Making Magic Behind-the-Scenes” featurette (BD exclusive)
o “Keeping Score: The Music of 12 Rounds” featurette (BD exclusive)
o Round and Round with Director Renny Harlin and John Cena (BD exclusive)
o Viral Videos (BD exclusive)
o BD live bootstrap (BD exclusive)

Standard DVD Specs:
The 12 Rounds Single-disc DVD is presented in widescreen format, 2.35:1 aspect ratio with English 5.1 Dolby Surround and Spanish and French Dolby Surround, along with English and Spanish subtitles. The disc includes all special features as listed above unless noted as BD exclusive.

Release Date: June 30, 2009
Pricing: $39.99 U.S. / $49.99 Canada (Blu-ray)
$29.98 U.S. / $43.48 Canada (DVD)
Catalog Numbers: 2258901 (Blu-ray), 2260011 (DVD)
Feature Run Time: 109 minutes
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Closed Captioned: Yes

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Shannon Gurnee is the author of RedheadMom formerly "The Mommy-Files", a national blog with a loyal following. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Marriage, Family, and Human Development with a Minor in Business Management. Shannon and her husband, Frank, have a large family with 6 awesome kids and love living on the Central Coast near San Luis Obispo, California, as well as traveling around the world. A full-time Social Media and Professional Blogger, Shannon also serves as a National Brand Ambassador for many well-known companies. Her blog focuses on motherhood, family fun activities, traveling, fashion, beauty, technology, wedding ideas and recipes while providing professional opinions on products, performances, restaurants, and a variety of businesses.

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