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Cross (2011/Well Go USA DVD)

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

The 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.

While 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.

The 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.

Though 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



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