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Assassination (2015 aka Amsal/Well Go Blu-ray)

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

Three assassins are hired to kill the traitor Korean governor and the Japanese general in the now Japanese-occupied Korea (circa 1933), but what he didn't know was the person that recruited them was also a spy for the Japanese, to kill all threats to the Japanese occupation. What they all didn't know was how many other spies also were on the same mission in Director Dong-hoon Choi's Assassination (2015 aka Amsal).

Three professional Korean spies were hired to kill the men responsible for the Japanese occupation, the man who let them in and the general who controls them. A sharp shooter, demolitionist, and a machine gun specialist are teamed up together, but that when things go to hell ...the Japanese knew they were coming. What they weren't prepared for was the fact the sharp shooter was actually the missing twin sister to the traitor Korean governor's daughter who was to marry the Japanese General's son. Along with other independent Korean resistance members the continue the fight against their oppressors and to free Korea.

This was a way too complex spy/assassin war movie with the whole family drama of missing twin sister with a traitor father who was working with the Japanese general mixed in with spies and double spies. In the end, it was the viewer figuring out how many spies were there, who's side they are on and how many is willing to die an epic death in the name of freedom. I liked it, but others might have trouble keeping up.

The 2.35 X 1 digital High Definition image was shot on an Arri Alexa XT HD camera and is really impressive-looking throughout with a blur-free stable picture and good color, while the DTS-HD MA (Master Audio) 5.1 mix is strong often with great surrounds, if not the equal of the picture. Trailers are the only extras.

- Ricky Chiang


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