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Kill 'Em All (2017/Sony Blu-ray)

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

Action star Jean Claude Van Damme stars in Kill 'Em All (2017), a slickly made shoot-em-up that centers around a wounded Van Damme, who winds ends up in an emergency room after a shootout. Inevitably, it doesn't take long until other assassins come poking around looking for him and he soon ends up putting doctors, nurses, and patients in harm's way. His nurse, the sole surviving witness to the hospital shootout, must face an FBI interrogation that unlocks a plot of international intrigue and revenge from both sides.

Kill 'Em All also stars Autumn Reeser (Sully), Maria Conchita Alonso, Kiss Van Damme, James P. Bennett, and Peter Stormare (Fargo).

The film has some solid editing and nice cinematography, and is admittedly a bit more fun than I originally expected it to be. While not up to the same standards as a John Wick film, this is far better than the Clive Owen vehicle Shoot 'Em Up (2007), though not nearly as hammy. Sometimes taking itself a bit too seriously, there's still plenty of blood and violence to satisfy most action fans.

Presented in 1080p high definition with a widescreen aspect ratio of 2.40:1 and a great sounding DTS-HD MA (Master Audio) lossless 5.1 track, the film looks and sounds pretty great on disc with strong details on characters. Some exterior scenes have a muted yellow tone, while many of the interior shots are naturally toned and not as stylized.

If you're into Van Damme movies and like shoot-out style flicks, this is not the worst film I've ever seen in the genre despite how bad the cover art on the disc may be.

No extras.

- James Lockhart



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