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I Am Vengeance doesn’t break any new ground in the revenge subgenre but even for all of its weaknesses with bad dialogue and subpar acting, I did find it mildly entertaining, if not also forgettable.

 

 

I Am Vengeance
(2018)

Genre(s): Action, Thriller
Lionsgate | R – 93 min. – $21.99 | October 23, 2018

Date Published: 11/03/2018 | Author: The Movieman


MOVIE INFO:
Directed by: Ross Boyask
Writer(s): Ross Boyask (written by)
Cast: Stu Bennett, Anna Shaffer, Mark Griffin, Bryan Larkin, Kevin Leslie, Gary Daniels
DISC INFO:
Features: Deleted/Extended Scenes
Digital Copy: Yes
Formats Included: Blu-ray
Number of Discs: 1
Audio: English (DTS-HD MA 5.1)
Video: 1080p/Widescreen 2.00
Subtitles: English SDH, Spanish
Disc Size: 22.0 GB
Codecs: MPEG-4 AVC
Region(s): A

Lionsgate provided me with a free copy of the Blu-ray I reviewed in this Blog Post.
The opinions I share are my own.


THE MOVIE — 2.75/5


Plot Synopsis: When John Gold (STU BENNETT), an ex-Special Forces soldier turned mercenary, learns of the murder of his best friend, Dan (KEVIN LESLIE) — and Dan’s parents — he heads to their hometown, seeking justice. Gold soon discovers Dan and his father were murdered while investigating a Special Forces unit led by an enigmatic, highly decorated soldier named Hatcher (GARY DANIELS) who went rogue in Afghanistan. Gold’s vengeance is unleashed, as he sets out to take down the killers.

Quick Hit Review: The premise is basic and frankly in some form has been done countless times before, especially back in the 1980s. I Am Vengeance at its core really isn’t very good. Most of the acting is subpar, not helped by some stilted and terrible dialogue. And yet, the fight sequences are decently choreographed and I did generally liked Stu Bennett, whose background is with the WWE, in the lead and had at least an ounce of charisma, more than I can say for the rest of the cast, Gary Daniels included.

The film was written and directed by Ross Boyask who has helmed a few poorly received action movies and in fact is currently working on Vengeance 2 with, I guess, Vinnie Jones as the villain. I don’t think he’s a great filmmaker but at least has the kernel of an old school idea that was at least passably entertaining.

 

SPECIAL FEATURES – 1.25/5


This release does not comes with a slip cover, inside though is a redemption code for the Digital HD copy. Features only include some Deleted and Extended Scenes.

 


VIDEO – 4.0/5


I Am Vengeance takes aim onto Blu-ray presented with a 2.00 widescreen aspect ratio and given a nice looking 1080p high-definition transfer. Detail appears sharp and colors are generally bright. Nothing extraordinary of course but pleasant looking nevertheless.

AUDIO – 4.25/5


The disc comes with a robust DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 track that really picks up during the action/fight scenes while dialogue came through with good clarity, although it was concerning early on whenever there was dialogue, there was a light hiss noticeable; outside of that, though, sounds good.

 


OVERALL – 2.75/5


Overall, I Am Vengeance doesn’t break any new ground in the revenge subgenre but even for all of its weaknesses with bad dialogue and subpar acting, I did find it mildly entertaining, if not also forgettable. This Blu-ray release has good video/audio transfers but limited bonus material.

 

 

 

Check out some more 1080p screen caps by going to page 2. Please note, these do contain spoilers.

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