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  • Writer's pictureJohn Delia Sr

“COCAINE BEAR” Blu-ray Maximum Rampage Edition

Wild, screwy, and just plain evil, the movie Cocaine Bear has reached home video in a Maximum Rampage extended edition Blu-ray and DVD. While the film is a low-budget indie movie, it does have some very remarkable special effects, aggressive cinematography, and some very wicked surprises. The acting by Margo Martindale as the Forest Ranger jumps the comedy meter to the top level in a not-to-be-missed performance. All that said, the movie targets an older audience with its R rating that contains some very nasty bloody violence.

A freak accident sends hundreds of pounds of cocaine falling from an airplane flown by an addict pilot high on his stuff. In the woods where bears are prevalent, one momma bear gets a mouthful of the white dust and it sends her over the edge on a rampage to find more of the drug. Anyone in its way is toast and the film has a lot of both deliberate and accidental death to entertain the target audience.

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Margo Martindale in Cocaine Bear from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment

It is just a lot of off-the-chain fun, the plot may not be perfect having many holes that need to be filled, but Director Elizabeth Banks gets, well, away with murder in this presentation. Some scenes appear out of nowhere followed by a trail of informational cuts that probably would have made the film longer than needed. But, the Blu-ray has it all put together with the needed missing parts so you won’t miss a moment of grisly torn-off limbs, gnarled bodies, and headless (oh that’s quite enough of an idea of where this film is going.)


“Alternate Ending” “Deleted & Extended Scenes” “Gag Reel” “All Roads Lead to Cokey: The Making of COCAINE BEAR” - Meet the hilarious ensemble brought together to bring the movie of what is soon to be the world's most famous bear to life. “UnBEARable Bloodbath: Dissecting the Kills” - From rigging to special effects makeup to some of the actors doing their stunts, we'll get a bears-eye view into some of COCAINE BEAR's hilarious and gory kill scenes. “Doing Lines” - Cast and filmmakers read lines from the script to COCAINE BEAR, which was a work of art unto itself. “Feature Commentary” with Director/Producer Elizabeth Banks and Producer Max Handelman

Cocaine Bear has been Rated R for bloody violence and gore, drug content, and language throughout. I like the film for its silly diversion from the ordinary and a lot of “Oh did that just happen” content. 3.5 out of 5 Stars.

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A scene from Cocaine Bear from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment

Specifications and additional video information:

Cast: Keri Russell, Margo Martindale, O’Shea Jackson Jr. Christian Convery and the late Ray Liotta Directed by: Elizabeth Banks Genre: Action, Comedy MPAA Rating: Rated R for bloody violence and gore, drug content and language throughout Running Time: 1 hr.37 min. Video Release Date: April 18, 2023 Language: English Reviewed Format: Blu-ray Audio: DTS-HD Master Audio 7.1, Dolby Digital Video: Aspect Ratio is Widescreen 16:9 2.39:1 Subtitles: English, French Canadian, and Latin American Spanish Distributed by: Universal Pictures Home Entertainment Released on: Blu-ray, DVD



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