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Gunland DVD Review

Gunland DVD

“Gunland” is an eye-opening documentary short.

Over the course of 45 minutes, “Gunland” manages to cover a lot of ground. The documentary (which contains interviews with community members, those impacted by violence, Doctors, a Bishop, an author, a magazine editor, musicians, gang members, a criminal defense investigator, politicians, and news reporters) is primarily about the gun violence in Chicago, but it’s also about the city’s rise in crime, murders, gun sales, and gang violence.

Amidst these tragedies and disheartening facts, the film attempts to explore the multitude of reasons that cause these horrific events as well as what can be done to prevent them in the future.

Considering this is a short feature, “Gunland” is a documentary with a lot of weight to it. This isn’t a cut and dry film that merely states the facts. Instead it digs into everything from black market gun sales to the lack of employment options being one of the causes for violence. It’s a very important and educational non-fictional piece that is extremely relevant. It’s the type of film that can truly make a difference in the world if enough people know about it and see it.


Presentation: Widescreen. How does it look? The film is a mixture of newly shot interviews and archival images and videos so naturally the quality varies.

Audio Track: Dolby Digital 2.0. How does it sound? This isn’t the best track as some interviewees are more audible than others.

The only extras are 2 deleted scenes and 3 extended interviews with King Louie.


May 20, 2015 - Posted by | DVD review |

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