First released in 2010 on Blu-ray ” The Town” is a brilliant movie that is well-made and well-acted by its cast. Most recently, Warner Bros. has offered the “Ultimate Collector’s Edition,” which houses a lot of extras from the film.
For those who have never seen the movie, allow me to give you a run down.
Ben Affleck plays Doug MacRay, a Charlestown native who holds down what he describes as a Fred Flintstone day job at a gravel pit, but his real money comes from bank robberies and armored car heists.
In the robbery that opens the film, Doug’s colleague and friend, Jem (Jeremy Renner), decides to take bank manager Claire Keesey (Rebecca Hall) as a hostage. They bundle her into their getaway van, eventually dropping her on the banks of the Charles River.
When it turns out Claire is a Charlestown resident, Jem panics, afraid she might be able to identify them. Knowing that Jem is dangerous, Doug becomes concerned. Pretending to meet her by chance at a laundry mat, Doug sets out to discover what she knows, charming himself into her life only to fall in love with her. All the while she’s unaware that he’s actually the leader of the robbers who terrorized her and kidnapped her.
Wanting out of the business Doug agrees to do one more heist that does not end quite like Doug had planned. I won’t give away too many spoilers, but as a crime/action film, The Town certainly delivers.
Fans of The Town will love “The Town: Ultimate Collector’s Edition.” The ultimate collector’s edition includes the theatrical version of the film and extended cut with alternate ending as well as many special features.
The box set comes with some memorabilia including a poster-sized map of Charlestown, film prop reproductions, a rub-on tattoo replica of the one worn by Jem, a 48 page photo book, the aforementioned letter from Affleck,four mug shot cards, a Vericom employee file like the one obtained by the FBI in the film, and a 15 page FBI report.
The special features included on the discs are interesting. One is a 30 minute making of “Director’s Journey” where Ben Affleck discusses acting in and directing “The Town.”
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We were sent a review copy from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment (Warner Home Video ) to facilitate this review. All opinions expressed are my own.