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“Imprisoned” features a stellar cast and John Heard’s final film appearance

As long as Adolph Frump is misdirecting the country (for a few more months), we think of innocents imprisoned.

Now let us turn to Imprisoned, a powerful prison drama that stars Laurence Fishburne, Juana Acosta, Juan Pablo Raba and features Esai Morales, Edward James Olmos, Jon Huertas, Ana Isabelle; this was the last film in which John Heard performed. It was filmed entirely in Puerto Rico in 2017, before Hurricane Maria hit, and premiered during the Cannes International Film Festival in early 2019.

Missed it? Imprisoned will be released on DVD, Blu-ray and streaming platforms (Amazon, Vimeo, Hoopla) starting January 7;  additional platforms (iTunes, Google, Vudu) to follow.

In the thriller, Dylan Burke (played by Juan Pablo Raba), attempts to move on from his former life as a criminal with his true love, Maria (Juana Acosta). He soon realizes that his past will continue to haunt him when he learns the new local prison warden, Daniel Calvin (Laurence Fishburne), has not forgiven him for a previously committed crime.

Calvin does everything in his power to make sure that Burke pays for his past mistakes, even going as far as to frame him for a murder he didn’t commit, landing him back in jail. When the prison erupts into a riot, Burke and Calvin are each forced to make a choice between righteousness and revenge.

The bonus features on both DVD and Blu-ray editions include three deleted scenes; an interview with Edward James Olmos; a discussion of social impact filmmaking with Equitas Entertainment Partners; trailers and closed captions.