The nineties were a good time for action movies. The decade produced some of the best action movies of all time including Terminator 2: Judgement Day, True Lies, The Matrix, Face/Off, Point Break, The Rock and countless others. But not all great action films were big budget Hollywood features featuring big name stars. One of the best of the smaller gems from the 90s came from one of the best directors of the time, Walter Hill (Johnny Handsome, Red Heat, 48 Hrs). Trespass hits Blu-ray in a new Collector’s Edition from Shout! Factory.
Vince (Bill Paxton) and Don (William Sadler) are two Arkansas firemen who discover a map leading to a fortune in stolen gold hidden in an abandoned building. But unbeknownst to them, the building is also headquarters to a deadly mob headed by King James (Ice T) and Savon (Ice Cube). While searching for the gold Vince and Don witness a mob execution and find themselves trapped and under siege as the gangsters pull out all the stops to make sure the firemen never escape alive.
Trespass is a phenomenally fun action thriller with one of the best ensemble casts of character actors of the decade. The late Bill Paxton has great chemistry with William Sadler and the two make a believable and sympathetic team against the brilliant bad guy team of Ice T and Ice Cube. The action is fast paced and exciting with great performances and some great humor as well. Trespass is the best 90s action movie you probably never saw.
The new Collector’s Edition of Trespass has five new featurettes as well as some vintage supplements featuring new interviews with William Sadler, Bob Gale, and Neil Canton as well as some insight into the stunt work and weapons of Trespass. This is an underrated and underseen gem well deserving of this awesome new edition. Highly recommended.