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The Divine Move (2014 aka God's One Move/CJ Entertainment Blu-ray)

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

Tae-seok was a professional GO player ...that was until he was roped into an illegal high stakes underground game, framed for his brother's death and then was sent to prison. After vowing revenge, years later he gets out and hunts down his brother's killers one by one. He hunts them down and challenges them to their own game of GO, betting each of their lives on the line. Tae-seok was forced to watch his brother die when they lost a GO game hosted by the Korean Mafia in Beom-gu Cho's The Divine Move (2014 aka God's One Move).

Framed for his death he was sent to prison, but in prison he practiced and became a master. Not only in GO but a fighter as well. After being released he teams up with a con artist, blind man and a one handed carpenter, people who were like him who lost to the mob and paid a price. Now, armed their new allies and tricks they plan to give the mob a little taste of their own medicine.

This was film sorta reminded me of Alexander Dumas' The Count of Monte Cristo, a man wrongfully sent to prison and years later get his revenge. While there was some cool fight scenes, it would have been better if they used the game pieces like ninja stars or weapons, but for some odd reason, the bad guys must first be defeated in a GO game first before they get taken out. While both sides cheated, it takes a cheater to catch another cheater.

The 1080p 2.35 X 1 digital High Definition image is a digital shoot with minor issues, but is fine otherwise, but having lossy Dolby Digital in both English 5.1 + 2.0 Stereo AND lossy Dolby Digital in both Korean 5.1 + 2.0 Stereo mixes is lame as at least the Korean tracks should be lossless. That is a mistake and disappointment. Extras include a Making of the Film clip and trailers.

- Ricky Chiang


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