Killers is a well made foreign film with a good psychological underbelly to the blood, gore and torture pitting two characters against one another to the bitter end, it wouldn’t surprise me if someone in the States didn’t try to remake it in some fashion.
Genre(s): Horror, Suspense, Thriller
Well Go USA | NR – 138 min. – $29.98 | April 7, 2015
Plot Synopsis: A series of horrific murders just went viral, posted anonymously by the handsome and seductive Nomura (KAZUKI KITAMURA), a predator with a taste for torture. Thousands of miles away, disgraced journalist Bayu (OKA ANTARRA) can’t stop watching – and in a reckless moment discovers he, too, can kill.
One man in Tokyo. One in Jakarta. A serial killer and a vigilante. As the posts multiply and the body count rises, a bizarre and psychotic rivalry begins – and the face-to-face showdown that’s coming will paint the city in blood.
SPECIAL FEATURES – 0.5/5
This release comes with a title embossed slip cover. The only feature is the film’s trailer (1:49; HD).
VIDEO – 3.75/5
Killers slashes onto Blu-ray courtesy of Well Go USA and presented with a 1.78 widescreen aspect ratio and a 1080p high-definition transfer. The picture for the most part is fine if not having a bleached/washed out, though colors at times do have a certain pop to them and detail levels are nice and sharp. There are some issues with banding, however, so it’s not a perfect transfer but certainly good enough.
AUDIO – 3.5/5
The multi-language 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio track (Indonesian, Japanese and English) – with forced subtitles, sounds good though nothing amazing. The dialogue levels are pretty good with decent clarity, however it’s not exactly a dynamic track nor is the depth the greatest, although I could discern some ambient noises coming through the front and rear channels.
OVERALL – 3.0/5
Overall, Killers is a well made foreign film with a good psychological underbelly to the blood, gore and torture pitting two characters against one another to the bitter end, it wouldn’t surprise me if someone in the States didn’t try to remake it in some fashion. The Blu-ray released by Well Go USA has good enough video and audio transfers but unfortunately no bonus material was included save for the trailer.
Check out some more screen caps by going to page 2. Please note, these do contain spoilers.