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Black Coal, Thin Ice (2014/Well Go USA Blu-ray)

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

In Yi'nan Diao's Black Coal, Thin Ice (2014), a series of gruesome murders and body parts are found all over the country's factories and have left the police baffled. Only a drunken detective continues to search for the truth, his only lead is a beautiful widow, all those who have known her have somehow either disappeared or ended up dead. Who is the widow and what is her connection to all these men?

This is the age old story of the disgraced, divorced, drunk, violent cop who ends up getting his entire team killed in was as a minor stake out. Years later, the only thing he has left is to find and catch the serial killer and solve the mystery no one else could solve, but when he meets the mysterious beautiful widow he vows to protect her from the 'killer'... but what if she already protected by a serial killer stalker?

This movie somehow reminded me of The Usual Suspects. As the story unfolds you discover what the story behind each one of the characters, you wonder who is the real killer. Between all the truth, lies and cover-ups you have to remember before being either any character is a cop or a killer, they are all human first.

The 1080p 1.85 X 1 image has these great nighttime shots with color location light that looks great, then the rest of the daytime and other night shots are nowhere nearly as good making for odd viewing, while the DTS-HD MA (Master Audio) lossless 5.1 mix has good moments mixed with silent and underwhelming ones. Extras include only trailers.

- Ricky Chiang


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