(2011/Well Go USA DVD)
D Film: C
Asian supernatural thriller, Cross, features Sam Yam and a
pretty intriguing premise that is equal parts bizarre and intense.
Directed by four, count 'em, four directors (Daniel Chan, steve Woo,
Lau Kin Ping, and Hui Shu Ning), the film circles around a serial
killer who, after he witnesses his wife's death, believes that he is
given a duty to kill suicidal people in a chance to bring them peace
and allowing them into heaven.
stylistically not as impressive as the other Asian hit Rigor
Mortis or as violent or extreme as Ichi: the
Killer, the film is an interesting character study that begs the
question of is Sam Yam a terrible person for committing murder on
those who wish to be dead? Or is he doing them a favor? The wild
performance by Sam Yam saves an over wise spotty film story wise,
especially in the second act which felt a little disjointed.
unrated film is presented in standard definition with an anamorphic
widescreen aspect ratio of 2.35:1 and lossy Dolby Digital 5.1 track
with optional English Subs. No extras.
the film was released in 2012, its just now making its way over to
America thanks to Well Go USA. It's not the best or worst Asian film
I've seen and definitely worth at least a rental.
James Harland Lockhart V