Review by Chastity Campbell
Starring: Billy Burke, Jake Busey, Neve Campbell, Charles
Director: Peter Masterson
Video: 1.85:1 Anamorphic Widescreen & 1.33:1 Standard Full-screen
Audio: 5.1 Dolby Digital Surround
Features: See Review
Length: 96 Minutes
Release Date: November 9, 2004
I really and truthfully enjoy “B” movies!
When I popped in this direct to video release, I knew in my heart
that’s what it was going to be.
However, one of the things you never know when you pop one
of these movies in your DVD player is whether or not it’s on the “B minus”
end of the spectrum, or the “B+” end. Lost
Junction, fell right in the middle of the road, meaning it wasn’t great,
but it wasn’t bad either…it simply was!
Missy Lofton’s husband is dead, and his body currently
resides in the trunk of her car. Missy
picks up Jimmy McGee after his car breaks down, and thus begins this dark tale
of love, lust, and deception!
Missy liquidates her dead husbands estate, which tips off
the cops, and talks Jimmy into a road trip down to New Orleans.
With the cops breathing down their neck, and ghosts from the past coming
out of every corner, Jimmy will have to find a way to break through the past, in
order to create a future for himself, as well as Missy.
Okay, I wanted to like this movie because it has two actors
that I have always enjoyed watching. I
didn’t love Lost Junction, but it did find a place onto my “I would
recommend this to anyone” list!
Neve Campbell is one of those actresses that posses the
talent to do great things, but has fallen into a rut after her big run on
Hollywood in the Scream films.
I think she puts a lot of herself into the characters she plays, which
may or may not be helping her. If
she held a little bit back, and tried to become the character a bit more, and
let her own personality and instincts as an actress guide her, she would be
doing those great things I mentioned earlier!
Billy Burke has some pretty descent movie credits to his
name; Wonderland, Along Came A Spider, The Jury, and Ladder 49, just
to name a few. This guy is popping
up everywhere, and for good reason…the camera loves him.
Billy seems, to me at least, to be the kind of actor that embraces a role
completely, no matter how big or small it may be.
Whether he’s barely there, or front and center, you’re always going
to find this guy giving you 110%.
Jake Busey is an actor that I have liked for a really long
time. He caught my attention in the
movie Starship Troopers, and I’ve kind of kept my eye on him ever
since. Busey is a very emotional
actor, and can take on those tough roles without breaking a sweat because he
really knows how to step up and take charge of the characters he plays.
I look for him to do bigger things as time goes, by but for now I think
he’s right on track.
In my opinion Lost Junction never seemed to find its
way. Was it a dark comedy, or a
love story? I guess you’ll have
to decide for yourself when you pick up your copy of Lost Junction today!
This DVD was transferred in a 1.85:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
format, as well as a 1.33:1 standard full-screen format.
Both presentations had their good points, but I am a widescreen purist
and will always lean more toward that format as far as suggesting a film.
The coloring was good on characters and secondary objects.
However, more attention could have been paid to the outdoor scene
There was very little dirt visible with the print, which
makes for a very clean viewing experience.
I was very pleased with the audio presented on this DVD.
While there will always be ways to make something better, it is not
always necessary to do so!
The dialogue and music bed blended flawlessly in the 5.1
Dolby Digital Surround mix. The
levels remained constant throughout the film, and there was no audible hiss or
hum during any part of the film.
The soundtrack was really nice, and I would recommend
picking it up if you get the chance!
This DVD was running low on extra features!
In addition to the original theatrical trailer, you get
English, French, and Spanish subtitles on this DVD…that’s about it!