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See You In Valhalla (2015/Arc DVD)

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

A young girl, Johana (Sarah Hyland), returns home for her brother's funeral, but that's when her battle begins, as each one of the family member returns they bring their own estranged spouse she tries to keep the peace between the family. As they settle old scores and grudges each one carries some secret that they never admitted to each other in Jarret Tarnol's See You In Valhalla (2015).

Johana hates her family. Her father is useless, her brothers fight all the time, one is a control freak with a daughter her age, the other is an unsuccessful psychologist. She herself left home when she got knocked up and has never looked back ...until now. Her brother (the one who died) died high on drugs in full Viking garb while avenging his dead girlfriend from the drug dealer who sold her the drugs which she overdosed on. As they all come home they realize they haven't been the perfect family and this might be the last chance to fix their brother family and to sent off their brother with a bit of honor ...Viking style.

This film seemed to board between either being a drama or comedy. It is the age old story of the dysfunctional family. Each family member blames each other for their mistakes life. It is only after the death of a family member are they able to come together and realize the the only place they didn't blame was themselves. Bret Garrison and Emma Bell also star.

The anamorphically enhanced 1.78 X 1 image looks good throughout, but the lossy Dolby Digital sound is too laidback and flat for its own good and there are no extras.

- Ricky Chiang


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