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Re-Kill (DVD): Review

The Film

Five years ago, a deadly outbreak wipes out 85% of the world’s population, turning them into Re-Ans (zombies, bent on consuming the flesh of the living). Most major cities are still uninhabitable. In those cities where there remain survivors, these Re-Ans have been contained in zones, policed by R-Division, special trained S.W.A.T teams who hunt down and Re-Kill the Re-Ans, in the hopes of preventing a second outbreak, that may well lead to the extinction of mankind.

Re-Kill has the look and feel of a b-grade, low budget horror, and you constantly remind yourself that this is what you are watching. Yet, it has a charm to it, and embraces this status, even to the extent that much of the story is presented in a form akin to a camp reality show, complete with some cheeky, yet funny commercial breaks. One gets the feeling that even the apocalypse needs are marketing campaign where people could profit.

This is an action, horror film, so big plot twists are as rare as heartfelt speeches, but it’s a fun action, horror. There is a story to speak of, and there are acting talents suited ideally for the characters portrayed. With Halloween coming up soon, this is sure to provide an evening of fun for a bunch of friends bent on the scarier and creepier side of life.

Re-Kill is a very basic story, a good premise, and a fun escape into a world that seems to hold the intrigue of so many, where flesh eating zombies could be right around the corner, and the viewer is left contemplating how they would handle such a situation.

Disc And Bonus Features

The disc is encoded at a high bitrate, so the image is clear and has no visible artefacts. It can be scaled via hardware or software up to a larger or higher resolution screen, if desired.

Audio is presented in a 5.1 soundtrack, and while this is not used as extensively as one would expect, the surround and LFE channels do get a workout, adding to the on-screen action, and further drawing the viewer in to the story and events.

There are no bonus features on the disc, and the menu is very basic. This does, however, leave more room for a main feature with the maximum possible bitrate.

Re-Kill is available now, to purchase on disc, in South Africa.

By Andrew Germishuys

Founder of SAMDB, Andrew has worked full time in the film industry since the early 2000's. He has trained as an actor, completing his LAMDA Gold Medal, and attending many courses in Cape Town acting studios, with masterclasses with some of the international industries top directors, producers and filmmakers.

Working as an actor and armourer in the film and television industry have given Andrew a great balance of skills across the board when it comes to the entertainment industry.

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