Suicide Kings: Special Edition

January 28, 2012 3 Min Read

Review by: Matt Brighton

Plot: What’s it about?

Suicide Kings is a movie that didn’t exactly light up the box office or the Academy Awards. But I’ll give it this…it’s a damn good, entertaining movie!

It goes like this (and I can’t give too many details away without giving the ending(s) away). Four, later five, guys take a local ex-mob boss hostage. Their reasoning is that he still has the power and connections to get Elise (a girl who has been kidnapped), back.

As you can imagine, things go all to hell. Elise is the sister of Avery, played by Henry Thomas (Elliot from “E.T.”). Throughout the night, a series of variables are intrduced and they all start to question wheater or not they have done the right thing.

In a good performance (also the comic relief) is Dennis Leary, who plays Carlo Bartalucci’s (Christopher Walken) right hand man. We find out via a phone conversation, that one of the group of friends involved in the kidnapping is working on the inside (i.e. He wants the money for himself), so that adds an element of suspense as well.

I can’t really say much more about the movie, other that it’s great. Very entertaining and has a great cast. Do buy this one!

Video: How does it look?

Granted I didn’t watch this on my TV (which is a 31″), but on another TV (27″), but the picture was absolutely perfect. Most of the movie is dark, with very few scenes outside or during the day. The disc is also dual-layered which gives the movie a better physical appearacne. I was impressed.

Audio: How does it sound?

A Dolby Digital 5.1 soundtrack adds to the suspense that builds during the whole movie. Directional effects are used occasionally, but the soundtrack keeps the tension there. A great musical score. Great sound!

Supplements: What are the extras?

Outside of movies that cost $35, you don’t find features like this. Along with a commentary, two alternate endings, trailers, movie poster layouts, storyboards, cast bios and production notes, even a tutorial on how certain types of lighting and music can affect the viewer in a scene…you get a great movie. One to own!

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