Posted: 01/16/2010


Whiteout on Blu-Ray, DVD and Download

by Del Harvey

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Whiteout features Kate Beckinsale as Carrie Stetko, a U.S. Marshall serving at a remote research facility in the frozen depths of Antarctica. As the only law enforcement officer for miles, Marshall Stetko has her hands full with a number of minor incidents which occur at both the research facility and throughout the continent - her jurisdiction. Then bodies start to pop up on the frozen tundra, murdered in a number of gruesome ways which all point to mayhem and possibly something more. The worst part of it is these nasty complications occur just days before she is due to transfer away from the cold, isolated research facility. Unfortunately for Stetko, a killer is on the loose, a massive storm is on the way, and in the frozen north there literally is nowhere to go.

Ms. Beckinsale is good at delivering tough-girl performances, and that is no less the case in Whiteout. She provides just the kind of rough-edged character we want to see, and we love to watch as she does. Her closest friend at the facility is adroitly played by Tom Skerritt (Alien, TV’s Picket Fences), who does his best to be father figure and friend to the hard-headed marshall. Also in the cast are Gabriel Macht (The Spirit) and Alex O’Loughlin (TV’s Three Rivers and The Shield). Whiteout was directed by Dominic Sena, known for his earlier thrillers Swordfish, Gone In Sixty Seconds, and Kalifornia.

The Blu-Ray disc includes the following exclusive special features:
- The Coldest Thriller Ever, as Kate Beckinsale, her cast mates and creative team brave disintegrating sets, gale-force winds and negative 65 degree lunch hours to bring Whiteout to bracing screen life.
- Whiteout: From Page to Screen. Writer Greg Rucka, artist Steve Lieber, and the filmmakers chronicle a legendary graphic novel’s journey.
- Additional scenes.
-Digital Copy download.

For more information, check out the official site here.

Get it on Blu-Ray, DVD and Digital Download on January 19, 2009.

Del Harvey is the founder of Film Monthly, a film teacher, a writer and a film critic in Chicago.

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