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Disaster L.A.: The Last Zombie Apocalypse Begins Here (2014/Warner Blu-ray)

Picture: B Sound: B+ Extras: D Film: D

By the incredibly long title and horrid box art alone, you know what you're in for when you pop in this disc. What I was surprised by was the level of production value and budget that this thing must have had. With literally not one bankable star, the film is very much your typical zombie movie with predictable character outcomes that usher a story that is tired. Though shot interestingly with decent glossy color correction - the film looks like a big Hollywood production but instead feels like a rich filmmaker cast his friends and decided to make a zombie movie that somehow got produced by Warner Brothers (still trying to figure that one out).

The City of Angels has gone to HELL! New timer Turner Clay wrote, scored, edited, directed and produced (with John Will Clay) Disaster L.A. (2014) which tells the story of a group of friends desperately trying to escape the toxic smoke that is the deadly result of a meteor shower strike in the middle of Los Angeles. In its wake, neither friends nor strangers are safe from each other. The only hope for survival is to try to reach the coast before it's too late.

The acting is SO bad that it's at times painful to behold - especially in the earlier party scenes before the nuclear attack when one coked out college student rambles on and on for five minutes about how much he loves his friends. Spare me. The makeup and gore effects are just okay. All in all the film feels like a knockoff of Battle L.A. or Cloverfield though without an original angle of filmmaking or concept to take it to the next level.

Once the meteors start dropping, you begin to wish that all of the kids would stop complaining and panicking and that the cast of The Walking Dead would come in and take them out one by one and get the film over with.

The sound and the picture on the disc are fine especially the sound mix which is very loud and trembles your home entertainment system with a DTS-HD MA track in English 5.1 that's nothing to shake a stick at. Subtitles on the disc are in English SDH, French, and Spanish. The transfer looks decent on Blu-ray as well captured in 1080p high definition with an aspect ratio of 2.40.1 as noted above. Total running time is a 83 minutes that may be too long.

No extras are on the disc.

- James Harland Lockhart V



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