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Stel, a humanoid alien, teams up with a British soldier Private John Marrettie. They engage on an action-packed adventure to find a top secret file which holds information on advanced energy production, captured space crafts and their alien pilots including Stel's missing father, Arakawa, who's been shot down and imprisoned on Earth by Core - a human paramilitary group.


Studio MTI
SKU 205124094
UPC 039414520958
UPC 14 00039414520958
Format DVD
Release Date 10/5/2009
Rating Rating
Aspect Ratio
Widescreen  1.85:1
Cast & Crew
Chee Keong Cheung, et. al. - Producer
Graham Brownsmith - Actor
Ian McKellen - Voice Of
Mark Strange - Actor
Martin Holland - Director
Martin Holland - Writer
Martin Holland - Editor
Stephanie Fend - Actor
Carol Anne Strange - Based On Concept By
Mark Strange, et. al. - Producer
Martin Holland - Screenplay
ReviewSource DVD Verdict
Review With no money or resources, some guys from Britain went out and made a pretty bad-ass action movie...Following a convoluted bit of exposition narrated by Ian McKellan (sweet!), we learn that there are aliens running around Earth and a lethal, scruples-free paramilitary hit squad called Core, tracking said aliens down and killing them to death...At first glance, Displaced had all the signs of being a disposable zero-budget scifi/martial arts knockoff, but by the time this bad boy wrapped, I was impressed...Now, expectations in check, this isn't the second coming of The Matrix. It is still a small, direct-to-DVD effort, but on its merits Displaced is fun as hell. If you pick this one up not expecting a cornucopia of visual effects and gravity-defying stunt work, I think you'll be pleased. There are some weak points: the narrative throws a ton of exposition and mythology at you at once and tends to leave these threads hanging or lamely explained...But I think the positives outweigh the drawbacks...And the positives begin and end with the action...The sequences are hard-hitting and furious and not aided by CGI or wire work. Just dudes pounding on each other...Writer/director Martin Holland adds another check to the "positives" category with his kinetic direction, which immensely helps the fights and gives the overall film a slick, professional feel.
Reviewer David Johnson
ReviewRating 8
DVD, Widescreen, Spanish, Subtitled
Product Attributes
Video Format DVD
David Johnson, DVD Verdict ...a pretty bad-ass action as hell.
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