Jun 272016
 

Stressed to Kill is a fun, satirical crime comedy featuring a great performance from character actor Bill Oberst Jr. and some sharp writing to boot. The DVD released through MVD is basic with so-so video/audio transfers and sadly no bonus material.

 

 

Stressed to Kill
(2016)

Genre(s): Drama, Comedy, Crime
MVD | NR – 101 min. – $19.95 | July 12, 2016

Date Published: 06/27/2016 | Author: The Movieman

 


MOVIE INFO:
Directed by:
Mark Savage
Writer(s): Tom Parnell, Mark Savage (screenplay)
Cast: Bill Oberst Jr., Armand Assante
DISC INFO:
Features:
None
Digital Copy: No
Formats Included: DVD
Number of Discs: 1
Audio: English (Dolby Digital 2.0), English (Dolby Digital 5.1)
Video: Anamorphic Widescreen 1.78
Subtitles: None
Region(s): 1

 

PLOT SUMMARY


After suffering a heart attack, Bill (BILL OBERST JR.) is advised by his doctor to identify and eliminate the stresses from his life. Determined to live to a ripe old age, Bill takes his doctor’s advice literally and begins silently killing the people who piss him off with poisonous darts. Almost immediately, Bill’s blood pressure drops, and he begins to enjoy life once again.

Unfortunately, the stresses closer to home are not so easily removed, and Bill struggles to keep his blood pressure levels in check. Also complicating Bill’s new healthier state of being is a psychotic cop (ARMAND ASSANTE) who begins to close in on Bill after he connects him to the stress-inspired “Dartman” killings that are sweeping the city. Pursued by the cop, Bill and his half-witted friend Stan (MARSHAL HILTON) are forced to come up with a closer plan in order to keep themselves out of jail. The plan involves taking care of a constant source of stress for Stan, and addressing Bill’s marital problems once and for all.

 

SPECIAL FEATURES – 2.25/5


No features were included.

 

VIDEO — 3.5/5, AUDIO — 3.0/5


MVD releases Stressed to Kill shown with a 1.78 anamorphic widescreen transfer and although it does have the cheap look due to a low budget, the picture is at least decent enough. The movie has both a 2.0 and 5.1 track with the former being the default option. The 2.0 track is a tad strong while the other definitely is softer.

OVERALL – 2.75/5


Overall, Stressed to Kill is a fun, satirical crime comedy featuring a great performance from character actor Bill Oberst Jr. and some sharp writing to boot. The DVD released through MVD is basic with so-so video/audio transfers and sadly no bonus material.

 

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