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Point Break 4K       review by Bobby Blakey

These days Keanu Reeves is a revered action star thanks to his John Wick film series, Speed and the Matrix franchise. Before that though he was known for his loveable moron Theodore Logan from The Bill & Ted franchise. In 1991 he set out to break the comedic mold he was known for and become a full-on action star with Point Break so-starring Gary Busey, Lori Petty and the late Patrick Swayze. Now Shout Factory is bringing the film to 4K for the first time.


Point Break follows a gang of bank robbers call themselves The Ex-Presidents in Los Angeles, California, who commit their crimes while wearing masks of ex-Presidents Reagan, Carter, Nixon, and Johnson. The F.B.I. believes that the members of the gang could be surfers and send young Agent Johnny Utah undercover at the beach to mix with the surfers and gather information. Utah meets surfer Bodhi and gets drawn into the lifestyle of his new friend.


This is one of those movies like Terminator 2 that hit, and I just had to see it. A friend of mine and I were obsessed with getting to the theater to see it when it came out so made sure to save whatever money we had to see it opening weekend. We were not disappointed, and it has become one of my all-time favorite action flicks. The moment at the beginning when Reeves turns around and pumps his shotgun with muscle flexed immediately had me sold that he could carry this flick. This wasn’t Ted Logan anymore and I was ready to see what we were going to get.


This role is tailor made for Reeves that allows his surfer like persona to shine through while still being something all around different than fans were used to at the time. Looking at it now and knowing his action stars status now it feels

like the logical role, but it was a different time. On the other side is the always great Gary Busey who is awesome as his partner and brings a lot of classic lines to the film.


Swayze had already established himself with films like Steel Dawn and Roadhouse, but this was a different kind of role with him in villain type role. He brings a subtle and peaceful chaos to the role and is perfection as Bodhi. He and Reeves have great chemistry and have created a relationship that is both sincere and deceptive all at once and the heart of making this film work.


I am so glad this film is getting this new release because intentional or not, this is the same story as the original Fast and Furious film all around. I always hoped this would be a series for Reeves to hunt down various criminals, but alas all we got was a not-so-great remake in 2015. Thankfully we have the original now hitting 4K for the first time loaded with bonus content including trailer, additional scenes, featurettes and so much more as well as a limited-edition poster while supplies last when ordering from Shout Factory.


Grab your copy of Point Break when it hits 4K on December 5th from Shout Factory. For more information or to order your copy head over to

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