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Game Of Assassins (2013 aka The Gauntlet/Lionsgate DVD)

Picture: B- Sound: C+ Extras: C Film: C+

Five complete strangers find themselves trapped in an underground lair filled with dead bodies and booby traps, with no memory in how they fell into a dungeon full of torture machines, weapons, dead bodies, and Satanic symbols and paintings on the wall. As they work together to find the way out of the dungeon, they realize each level requires a sacrifice... that someone must die at each level in order for the group to proceed to the next gate, but will they have enough lives to reach the exit?

Each level is filled with a deadly riddle which they must solve and cost someone's life to open, but each one of them holds a dark secret themselves, each one of them has killed someone before. Now they are trapped in a dungeon in which they are both working and killing each other in order to escape ...and only one will be allowed to win.

If you like macabre films then look no further. The whole film was about how people would react when their life is in danger, would you be willing to kill to escape? That to survive, human nature is and will commit acts of violence and evil. This variant on that theme does little new.

The anamorphically enhanced image is decent, if a little soft, while the lossy Dolby Digital 5.1 mix is not as strong, but passable. Extras include deleted scenes, gallery and digital version.

- Ricky Chiang


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