Written by: Michael Den Boer on January 26th, 2015
Theatrical Release Dates: Canada / Germany / USA, 2000
Director: Uwe Boll
Writer: Uwe Boll
Cast: Casper Van Dien, Michael Paré, Eric Roberts, Jennifer Rubin, Catherine Oxenberg
DVD Release Date: January 27th, 2015
Approximate Running Time: 88 Minutes
Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
Sound: Dolby Digital Stereo English
DVD Release: Martini Entertainment / Olive Films
Region Encoding: Region 1 NTSC
Retail Price: $14.95
Synopsis: After rising to the top of his trade, an attractive stock broker who has grown dissatisfied with humanity goes on a killing spree.
Sanctimony was directed by Uwe Boll (House of the Dead, Alone in the Dark), a name which has become synonymous with low grade B cinema.
Though the opening credits and premise bear more than a striking resemblance too two more famous films, Se7en and American Psycho. The execution of said is a haphazard narrative that is sure to frustrate the majority of those who watch this film. And to further compound this film’s narrative issues is this film’s inability to sustain any momentum.
Also anyone looking for well-defined characters are going to want to look elsewhere since this film are one dimensional characters devoid of any substance. And though the cast does feature several well-known names likes Casper Van Dien (Starship Troopers) in the role of psychopath stockbroker and Michael Paré (Eddie and the Cruisers) in the role of the detective assigned to capture Van Dien’s character. Unfortunately there is not given enough to work with which ultimately shows in their performances.
Martini Entertainment presents Sanctimony in an anamorphic widescreen that preserves the film’s ‘scope’ aspect ratio. Though details generally look crisp, details is not as crisp during darker moments and black levels are best describe as adequate. Also edge enhancement varies in degree throughout.
This release comes with one audio option, a Dolby Digital stereo mix in English. The audio sounds clear and balanced throughout. Range wise though limited at times, there are a few standout moments like the film’s finale.
Extras for this release are limited to an introduction / overview of the film from director Uwe Boll (2 minutes 11 seconds).
Overall Martini Entertainment gives Sanctimony a good audio / video presentation.