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The Man Who Killed Hitler And Then The Bigfoot Blu-ray Review

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“The Man Who Killed Hitler And Then The Bigfoot” isn’t what you think it is.

By the title, one might think “The Man Who Killed Hitler And Then The Bigfoot” would be a campy movie in the vein of something like “Sharknado,” but that’s not the case. Instead, this is a soulful character study about a man named Calvin Barr through various times of his life. Via flashbacks we learn about Calvin’s time in WWII as an American spy and the eventual titular event along with Calvin’s romance with his lost love Maxine. In the present (in terms of this story), we find that Calvin is a lonely man who is reminiscing about the past and regretting much of it. Amidst all of this, Calvin is approached by Government agents about a potentially apocalyptic event that only he can handle because he is immune. The job? To kill a contagious and diseased Bigfoot.

It is quite the feat that writer, director, producer Robert D. Krzykowski has managed to make a serious character study with the title and content of this particular film. For that reason alone, he deserves applause for pulling that challenging and ambitious task off. Under less capable hands, this movie could have easily been a campy nightmare. Now, granted, there are a few lighthearted moments, but they are few and far between. The majority of this film explores Calvin’s journey, the choices he made, the choices he regretted, and the pain and loss he has endured.

Again, one would think this is the type of movie to have a no name cast, but no. Not only are there talented actors like Larry Miller, Aidan Turner (as a younger Calvin), Caitlin FitzGerald, and the always underrated Ron Livingston, but the movie is led by the Academy Award nominated Sam Elliott whose veteran presence makes you buy into everything happening on screen. He truly gives a memorable and introspective performance here.

Video/Audio:

Presentation: 2.40:1 1080p. How does it look? The picture quality is a bit fuzzy and beneath Blu-ray standards (albeit not a bad transfer by any means). The sometimes poor lighting doesn’t help matters any.

Audio Track: 5.1 DTS-HD MA . How does it sound? A soft but adequate track.

Extras:
* RLJE Films trailers
* Concept art gallery
* Nearly 9 minutes of deleted scenes.
* A short film by Krzykowski titled “Elsie Hooper.”
* A 6 ½ minute interview with composer Joe Kraemer.
* “The Making Of The Man Who Killed Hitler And Then The Bigfoot” contains interviews, story and character discussions, set footage, film clips and more.

* An insightful solo commentary by Robert D. Krzykowski.

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March 23, 2019 - Posted by | Blu-Ray review | , , ,

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