Brawl in Cell Block 99 - The Blue/Green Look

Dec 27, 2017

Bradley Thomas (Vince Vaughn) is a hardworking man. Following his wife's miscarriage, they admit the spark isn't there anymore and decide to have a baby. After being fired from his job, he turns to his friend who hires him as a drug dealer. A trade goes bad and he ends up in prison, the only problem is that a gang has kidnapped his wife and they will do an experimental operation on the baby unless Thomas kills one of the inmates in cell block 99. Bradley will not stop at anything until his wife is safe again.

Given the promise of the title, it’s surprising how long it takes to get to this point — it’s over an hour before we see a prison and even then, it’s not yet Block 99. But now we’re inside, the film starts to mutate from the gritty drama of its first hour, to a balls-out, grindhouse-inspired thrill-ride, where arms can be snapped in two and Don Johnson is a sadistic prison warden.

"First off, be warned this is a very violent movie but, violence with a story telling purpose. It had a very small theatrical run in the US so I highly suggest picking it up on Blu Ray to watch it" states LookLabs' Jeff August. "The other reason I love this movie is its very unique color palette, check out some of the frame grabs below and you will see a very unique Blue-Green combination look. This feel was what LookLabs was after when creating the SpeedLooks Matrix package. If you want to achieve this look you simply need to apply SpeedLooks Matrix Blue. It will get you 90% there, to finish it out, I suggest playing with the LUTs strength by adjusting its transparency to dial in just the right amount. Have fun with it - you'll be amazed how easily you can achieve this deadly look."

Check out the official trailer for a closer look and see how blue-green can twist your mind and take you on a thrill-ride:

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