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One Cut Of The Dead (2017/RLJ Blu-ray w/DVD Steelbook)

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

Shinichirou Ueda's One Cut of the Dead (2017) is a fun horror/action/comedy that will keep you on your toes from frame one. The film starts out with a low budget video production of a zombie film, which soon goes awry after REAL zombies show up, and attack the cast and crew. About a half hour in, the opening title pops on, and we realize what we just watched was just a film... or was it?

One Cut of the Dead stars Takayuki Hamatsu, Yuzuki Akiyama, Harumi Shuhama, Mao, and Kazuaki Nagaya.

The second act centers around the director getting the job and meeting the cast and crew behind the scenes. When some actors don't show up, the actual director and his wife (who was an actress previously) have to step in and fill the roles. As the film progresses, we see the production of the film we saw in the beginning, only this time from a new perspective. The film does a nice job of making the audience guess what is real and what is an act, specifically in the beginning. I enjoyed this film very much and found it to be quite clever!

The film is presented on Blu-ray disc in 1080p high definition with a widescreen aspect ratio of 1.78:1 and audio mixes in both Japanese and English DTS-HD MA (Master Audio) 2.0 Stereo (with English subtitles optional) lossless sound. This two disc steel book set has a standard definition DVD version included as well with a more compressed, anamorphically enhanced image and a lossy Dolby Digital 5.1 audio mix in both English and Spanish. Some of the film with excessive camera movement and action have a bit of compression, but all in all, the film looks good here on Blu-ray.

Special Features include:


POM! Instructional Video

Go-Pro Version of the film

Photo Gallery

and in this case, Steel Book packaging

Zombie fans and those who like movies about making movies will enjoy One Cut of the Dead. It's a fun and imaginative thrill ride that will make you want to make a zombie movie of your own.

- James Lockhart



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