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Sword Of Vengeance (2015/Well Go USA Blu-ray)

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

It is the dark ages and English Lords have enslaved the Saxons of the land, ruling through fear and death. A lone stranger (Stanley Webber) walks into the village and saves a girl from being raped. After gaining the people's trust, the villagers decide to make him their leader, the stranger then begins a peasant rebellion against their English Lords. But secretly, the stranger hides a dark secret from his past, but is he willing to sacrifice everything for the sake of his vengeance?

In Jim Weedon's Sword Of Vengeance (2015), a former prince vows revenge after witnessing the murder of his father by his uncle. After escaping slavery and reaching manhood, he trains himself and the Saxon farmers how to fight against knights on horseback and armored men. While the villagers and farmers know nothing of his past, they fight for their freedom, but will he be willing to sacrifice their lives for his personal revenge?

This film was like watching Snyder's 300 mixed with Robin Hood, except with an army of one against the tyranny of the English. While the battles were bloody and gritty everything had a gray hue, or filtered through gray lens giving it a unique stylized and mood, as if it was literally the 'dark ages'. This is a short 87 minutes, but genre fans should enjoy it.

The 1080p 2.35 X 1 digital High Definition shoot is a digital one and plays back just fine for the chosen style, consistent in it and all, but the DTS-HD MA (Master Audio) 5.1 mix is a mixed bag of the tracks kicking in for action sequences, then being unimpressive otherwise. Extras include interviews with director and producer, behind the scenes, and trailers.

- Ricky Chiang


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