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Kill Or Be Killed (2015/RLJ DVD)

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

Claude "Sweet Tooth" Barbee and his gang of outlaws are after a buried treasure. Only problem is, they aren't the only ones. As they journey across the state towards their fortune circa 1900, they are surrounded by other outlaws and hound by sheriff and his posse. If the sheriffs don't kill them first they kill each other afterwards, it will be a race to the finish and last man standing wins in Duane Graves & Justin Meeks'
Kill Or Be Killed (2015).

If you are after buried treasure, it usually works best if others aren't after it or people are chasing you. Claude and his gang of outlaws leave a wide wake of destruction and murder as wide as the Mississippi as they journey to their fortune (not the brightest of bunch). It also doesn't really help if you have a crew who are a bunch of child rapists and molesters. With each new incident they add to their reputation (and to those chasing after them), but each night a mysterious figure is also stalking/hunting Claude and his crew one by one, making them paranoid of each other.

This was your typical retro-spaghetti western, the film was less about story and more about the blood, guts and who has the biggest grits. The only amusement was one of the bandits after each incident kept getting losing his limbs (and somehow survives). For fans only, Justin Meeks, Paul McCarthy-Boyington, Arianne Margot, Luce Rains and Michael Berryman star.

The anamorphically enhanced 2.35 X 1 image is really good for a DVD, but the lossy Dolby Digital 5.1 mix is inconsistent and not as well recorded (or at least soundung that way) as it ought to. Extras include making of the film, deleted scenes, interviews and commentary.

- Ricky Chiang


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