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4 Assassins (2012/Inception DVD)


Picture: C†††† Sound: C†††† Extras: D†††† Feature: B+



In the city of vice, murder and corruption, 4 Assassins (2012) gather in Hong Kong hotel to settle some unfinished business. Marcus (Will Yun Lee) is paid a visit by 3 other professional killers, one, his old flame Cordelia (Mercedes Renard), two, Chase (Oliver Williams) a virgin assassin out to make a name for himself and finally Eli (Miguel Ferrer of the original Verhoeven RoboCop), his mentor and a veteran assassin. They are there to 'talk' about Marcus's latest job, as the deadline draws near, they reminisce and talk about what it means to be an assassin and a chance for Marcus to explain himself and change his mind.  


An assassin always finishes the job, but when Marcus decides otherwise and leaves, 3 other assassins are sent in to clean up the job. Now usually, it's just shooting first and no questions asked, but being them all professionals killers instead they all sit down over a meal, talk even joke about their first kills. Marcus must either convince them to let them go or give up the target's location. Between friendship, love and loyalty whichever is stronger and will define the code of the assassins in Director Stanley J, Orzelís first feature.


The anamorphically enhanced 2.35 X 1 image was shot on a RED One HD camera and is one the weak side throughout, though this might look better on a Blu-ray, it is darkened to some extend and detail (along with depth) lacks.The Dolby Digital 5.1 mix is also on the flat side with major location audio issues.There are no extras.



-†† Ricky Chiang


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