Child 44 (DVD): Review


A disgraced member of the military police is investigating a series of murders in the Soviet Union, during the Stalin era. Going against party norms to find the truth.

A compelling drama, and now available to view in the home. While the story is not of the type the might lend itself to repeat viewings, especially within a short period of time, this is still a compelling story.

Read the full Child 44 Review by SAMDB here.

Disc And Bonus Features

Child 44 is available now to purchase on disc in South Africa.


The disc is encoded at a high bitrate, so those viewers with the necessary hardware or software can scale up to a larger or higher resolution screen. There are no visible artefacts on screen, and the image is crisp, as far as DVD quality goes.


The soundtrack is presented in either a 5.1 or a 2.0 mix. The genre of the film however does not lend itself to excessive use of the surround channels, so these serve merely to enhance some scenes, further expanding the on-screen action.


Navigation is very basic, yet functional, with a mix of static imagary and some scene clips as backgroun.


There are unfortunately no bonus features on the disc.

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. Catch him on Twitter: Instagram: IMDb: