Oct 232022

The Replacement Killers comes to Blu-ray from Mill Creek Entertainment, the latest in the Retro VHS Slip Cover collection. No features were included.



The Replacement Killers
— Retro VHS Slip Cover —

Genre(s): Action, Suspense/Thriller
Mill Creek Entertainment| R – 88 min. – $14.99 | October 4, 2022

Date Published: 10/23/2022 | Author: The Movieman

Director: Antoine Fuqua
Writer(s): Ken Sanzel (written by)
Cast: Chow Yun-Fat, Mira Sorvino, Michael Rooker, Kenneth Tsang, Jurgen Prochnow, Til Schweiger, Danny Trejo

Features: None
Slip Cover: Yes
Digital Copy: No
Formats Included: Blu-ray
Number of Discs: 1

Audio: English (DTS-HD MA 2.0)
Video: 1080p/Widescreen 2.40
Subtitles: English SDH
Disc Size: 21.88 GB
Total Bitrate: 33.15 Mbps
Codecs: MPEG-4 AVC
Region(s): A



Hired assassin John Lee (CHOW YUN-FAT) is asked by Chinatown crime boss Terence Wei (KENNETH TSANG) to murder the young son of policeman Stan Zedkov (MICHAEL ROOKER). Lee has the boy in his sights, but his conscience gets the better of him, and he spares the child’s life. Afraid that Wei will take revenge on his family in China, Lee seeks out expert forger Meg Coburn (MIRA SORVINO) to obtain the passport he needs to get out of the country, but a band of replacement killers is soon on his trail.



This release comes with a retro VHS slip cover but unfortunately none of the features from the DVD were ported over for some odd reason.


VIDEO – 3½/5, AUDIO – 3¾/5

The Replacement Killers comes to Blu-ray and is presented with a 2.40 widescreen aspect ratio and a 1080p high-definition. It’s always a crapshoot with the quality on Mill Creek’s Blu-rays and this one, while not looking terrible, isn’t exactly stunning either. I assume MC received this from Sony with no work being done. Detail I suppose is passable though this is missing the fine grain so it’s especially textured. This is one I wish a company like Arrow got a hold of since presumably some work would’ve been done. As a side, I forgot this was part of a double feature with Truth or Consequences, N.N.

Despite the DVD already having a Dolby Digital 5.1 track, this release comes with a two channel DTS-HD Master audio track, so everything is relegated to the front speakers. That said, it’s still a relatively strong track with dialogue coming across clearly and the score and soundtrack providing some respectable depth.




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

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