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Killers Blu-ray Review

Killers Blu-ray

“Killers” is a deeply disturbing, but unique serial killer story.

“Killers” is the story of two characters. There’s Nomura the out of control psychotic Japanese man who uploads videos of the people he murders (namely women) and Bayu- an Indonesian father (who is separated from his wife) that is struggling in life after his journalism career is tarnished. The two stories collide when Bayu becomes obsessed with Nomura’s videos. When Bayu becomes the victim of an armed robbery, he kills the two criminals out of self-defense. He winds up recording and uploading the videos of them dying which is how Nomura finds Bayu. Suddenly, the two begin chatting (and video chatting). Meanwhile, in their individual lives, Nomura falls for a woman (Hisae) who reminds him of his sister while Bayu begins to kill those who wronged him. Bayu begins to have second thoughts about his choices as he further destroys his life and family. To say anything more would be spoiling the final act.

While “Killers” is undoubtedly a tough watch, it still somehow manages to be compelling to watch thanks to the superb performances by Kazuki Kitamura (Nomura) and Oka Antara (Bayu) and the skilled direction by the Mo Brothers. As vile and despicable as these characters are, you want to keep watching to see what will happen to them next. You want to find out if they will be busted by the police. You want to see if they will meet in real life. You want to see what dark paths they go down. And, above all, you want to see if their victims can survive and maybe fight back against them. The film certainly never takes an easy way our nor is predictable which is why it is worth a watch.

Video/Audio:

Presentation: 2.35:1 1080p. How does it look? The colors are crisp in hi-def.

Audio Track: A combination Indonesian, Japanese, and English 5.1 DTS-HD MA. How does it sound? I detected zero problems with this track. It does the job it needs to do.

The only extras are Well Go USA Entertainment trailers and a “Killers” trailer.

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January 2, 2016 - Posted by | Blu-Ray review |

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