Suddenly (2012) – By Jason S. Lockard

I recently received Film Chest Media Group’s Blu-Ray/DVD combo release of Suddenly in the mail. This film holds a very special place in my heart; as it was my dad who first showed this film to me on a TV broadcast. We both love this film and owned several copies, but all were less than spectacular. When I received the restored version my first thought was; I wish my dad was here so he could enjoy this as well! Let’s take a brief look at the film.

Suddenly is a sleepy little town in California. Nothing happens there, that is until now. The President on his re-election tour is about to come through on the train. The FBI swoops into town to secure the location. A car pulls up to the home of a family whose house overlooks the station at the very point where the President’s train will stop. A trio of men lead by John Baron (Frank Sinatra) announce themselves as FBI security men and proceed to enter the house. We soon realize that Baron is not FBI but a hired assassin. The tension mounts as the hours pass waiting for the president’s arrival. Will Baron and his men make good on their plan or will someone stop them before it’s too late? You’ll have to watch the film to find out.

Suddenly is 76 minutes of thrilling tension and I am glad this film finally got the restoration that it truly deserves. Film Chest Media Group took the time and restored this classic thriller to better than it’s original release. The audio and video is super clean, which is more enough for me, but then add to it bonus features; audio commentary, the before and after restoration demo, the movie trailer and a postcard featuring the original movie art. One word awesome!

So if you love thrillers as much as I do! If you love Frank Sinatra as much as I do? Head over to and treat yourself to this thrilling classic now in HD!

Moral Rating: Violence
Audience: Teen and Adults
Genre: Thriller
Length: 76 min.
Released: 2012
Our Rating: A+