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Kill ‘Em All (BluRay) 
Written by: on November 28th, 2012

Theatrical Release Date: USA, 2012
Director: Raimund Huber
Writer: Ken Miller
Cast: Johnny Messner, Chia Hui Liu, Joe Lewis, Tim Man, Brahim Achabbakhe, Rashid Phoenix, Ammara Siripong, Erik Markus Schuetz

BluRay released: December 11th, 2012
Approximate running time: 86 minutes
Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1 Widescreen / 1080 Progressive
Rating: NR
Sound: DTS-HD 5.1 English, Dolby Digital Stereo English
Subtitles: English
BluRay Release: Well Go USA
Region Coding: Region A
Retail Price: $29.98

Synopsis: International assassins are captured and forced to fight in a game of death.

The premise is simple, nonstop action set pieces in which the participants fight to the death. Besides these aforementioned action set pieces there is not much more to the narrative at hand. In fact there is more back-story revealed in the film until the finale.

With that being said, this is not the type of film that is ever going to win viewers over with likable characters or more back-story. Unfortunately so much is put on the shoulders of the action set pieces that they never have a chance of succeeding. The action set pieces are best describe as pedestrian and nothing that has not been done countless times before.

Performance wise it should then not come as a surprise that the majority of cast give forgettable performances. With this films only two performances being Ammara Siripong (Chocolate) in the role of Som, this film’s main female character and Chia Hui Liu (36th Chamber of Shaolin) in the role of Snakehead, he is the evil mastermind behind the game of death with the assassins. Of course Chia Hui Liu is woefully underused throughout. Fortunately he has this film’s best action set piece. Which is saved for this film’s finale. Ultimately Kill Em’ All is a bland martial arts film that retreads all to familiar ground.

The BluRay:

Kill ‘Em All comes on a 25 GB single layer BluRay. The film is presented in a 1080 progressive anamorphic widescreen. Colors and flesh tones look accurate, black and contrast levels look consistently good and there are no problems with compression.

This release comes with two audio options, a DTS-HD 5.1 mix in English and a Dolby Digital Stereo mix in English. It should be noted that some dialog is in Thai and it is subtitled in English. Both audio mixes are in very good shape. And the DTS-HD 5.1 mix in English does a superb job with the more action oriented moments. Also included with this release is removable English subtitles.

Extras for this release include a trailer for the film and trailers for other titles also available from Well Go USA. Overall Kill ‘Em All gets a strong audio / video presentation from Well Go USA.

Note: This film is also being released by Well Go USA on DVD.

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