Sanctuary: Matthew Modine shows us his dark side

Matthew Modine (Photo by Paul Archuleta/Getty Images)
Matthew Modine (Photo by Paul Archuleta/Getty Images) /

Matthew Modine stars in Sanctuary, a psychological thriller coming to DVD that centers around a case of mistaken identity with potentially dangerous consequences.

Matthew Modine was not a member of the Brat Pack in the 1980’s. However, he definitely became a heartthrob when he starred opposite Linda Fiorentino in Vision Quest. His floppy hair, boyish good looks and stellar acting turned the over used plot device, “underdog athlete rises to the occasion by conquering fearsome rival” into a compelling performance.

Unlike most of his John Hughes’ contemporaries, Modine was a bona fide method actor having trained with Stella Adler in New York. He worked with some of the hottest directors around like Stanley Kubrick, Oliver Stone, Robert Altman and Alan Parker, just to name a few.

In his latest effort, Sanctuary, the thespian definitely does not disappoint. In fact, he manages to conjure up a menacing performance as Dr. Marvin Fisher, the head of an Alpine clinic that happens to treat psychopaths.

Josefin Asplund (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Vikings) also stars in the Sundance series as twins, Siri and Helena. The show kicks off with Helena arriving at the posh clinic to stay with her sister. Siri is keen on getting Helena to pose as her while she attends to some offsite business.

However, Helena declines. What happens next is terrifying. Siri disappears from the facility leaving her sister to deal with the fallout of her actions. Helena tries in vein to convince everyone, including Dr. Fisher that she isn’t her sibling to no avail.

Realizing that she is imprisoned with psychopaths, all she can do is try to keep her wits about her to escape. This won’t be a walk in the park because everyone is manipulating everyone and appearances can be deceiving. Will she survive her ordeal?

You can catch Matthew Modine in Sanctuary when it is released on DVD on Sept.22. Click here to order your 2-Disc set for $27.99.

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