Bullet to the Head lands on DVD, Blu-Ray and digital download and stars screen icon Sylvester Stallone in a role that has us wondering if he will ever slow down. After the success of The Expendables movies, Stallone seems to be on his fourth (or is it fifth) career resurgence. Not only is his professional mojo pumping in full, but so is his screen presence as the action scenes in Bullet to the Head are as intense as those in some of his earlier work, such as Rambo.
The story as teased in the Bullet to the Head trailer follows Stallone’s hit man who is seeking revenge for the death of his partner. Common enemies produce the most unlikely of allies, history has shown, and that mantra is no different in Stallone’s latest. He must team up with a Washington D.C. detective (Sung Kang) who wants to capture the same person who is responsible for the death of Stallone’s partner.
One key to whether the film works or not is the chemistry between Kang and Stallone and let’s just say it works more than it doesn’t, although we could do without the Asian stereotype jokes that seem a bit too present. What does work extremely well is the screen presence of Jason Momoa, who plays some sort of bad guy (we don’t want to give away too much). The man who was (is?) Conan the Barbarian explodes off the screen in a manic performance that totally fits for the movie he is in.
The film is directed by Walter Hill (Last Man Standing, 48 Hours) and that brings a certain level of credence to the film, even if the storyline is a bit soft, as we stated in our theatrical Bullet to the Head review.
The Bullet to the Head Blu-Ray and DVD extras are a bit on the short side. In fact, there is only one: Bullet to the Head: Mayhem Inc. It features Stallone taking audiences on the journey of him getting “ripped” as he trains for action fight scenes and weaponry training… oh, and that climatic axe fight with Momoa.