Out (2014/Lionsgate DVD)
C Sound: C Extras: C Film: C+
Shaw is a troubled teen, forced to do community service, he works his
former karate dojo, but when suddenly he finds the man who killed his
family, he secretly trains to beat his parents killer. After the
death of his parents Micheal ten years later become your typical
American alcoholic high school teen junkie. And after being caught
too many times he must do community service to make up for his sins,
however his former master believes he still has some potential.
Reluctantly, he begins to retrain his body and mind, that is until he
finds his parent's killer in an underground fighting ring. He
becomes determined to bring his parent's killer to justice with his
bare fist if he has to in Allan Unger's Tapped (2014).
just reviewed this Michael Biehn film as an import DVD from
Australia's Umbrella Entertainment at this link:
was from another of our writers, but we just about agree on this one,
which was like a mixed version of Karate Kid and Rocky
with rock music, I suppose there are worse fighting/wrestling films.
It was a bit unrealistic, a little secret, karate techniques can
never beat wrestling techniques, specially if your opponent is twice
your weight and size. It has it's mix of 'funny' scenes but a few
adult content scenes too, including a sex scene and all the violence,
almost if it was trying to appeal to multiple age groups.
the import DVD having some more image quality possibilities, this US
anamorphically enhanced DVD is just as soft and the lossy Dolby
Digital 5.1 mix as underwhelming and just not that well recorded.
Extras includes digital UV, interviews with the cast and trailer,
which is an improvement over the import, which had zero extras.