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The Killing Machine DVD Review

“The Killing Machine” is another forgettable Direct-to-DVD crime flick.

If you didn’t get enough Dolph Lundgren in “The Expendables,” you will be happy to know he’s back again in this cheap-o crime flick about a divorced father/assassin who has been targeted for death. The bulk of the film deals with his character trying to protect his family and, of course, killing lots of people. After all, what would a Lundgren film be without violent deaths, shoot outs, blood, and Lundgren beating people up?

“The Killing Machine,” which was also directed by Lundgren, is a pretty lifeless film. There’s nothing remotely new here character or story wise. In fact, the entire film just seems like a vanity project to showcase Lundgren’s acting, directing, action skills. In other words, if you like Lundgren, you might want to give this a rent. Otherwise, don’t bother.

Video/Audio:

The 2.35:1 anamorphic widescreen looks a little too good as you see more of Lundgren than you ever want to see (thanks to extreme close-ups).

The Dolby Digital 5.1 audio track is weak. Everything sounds distant (including Dolph’s line deliveries) like the audio was just captured from the camera. Be prepared to crank up the audio.

The only extras include Anchor Bay trailers, “The Killing Machine” trailer, and a “Behind The Scenes Of Dolph Lundgren Is The Killing Machine” which contains set footage, cast/crew interviews, Lundgren talking about the film, etc.

October 21, 2010 - Posted by | DVD review | ,

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