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Review: Cross

Cross
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2 stars

Starring: Simon Yam, Nick Cheung, Kenny Wong, Liu Kai Chi

Directed: Daniel Chan, Steve Woo

Release Date: June 23, 2015

Run Time: 86 Minutes

Format: DVD

Audio:
Cantonese Subtitles: English

Distributor: Well Go USA

Film Synopsis

Leung (Simon Yam) is doing God’s Work. He’s an Angel of Mercy. He’s saving souls, delivering everlasting peace to the tormented.

He’s also a Serial Killer.

Police psychologist Cheung (Kenny Wong) is assigned to the case, and discovers Leung’s hunting ground: an online web forum for people planning to kill themselves. Suicide is a sin, says Leung, so it’s not murder – he’s saving their eternal souls. And he’s not done yet. – Well Go USA

 

Audio/Video

Audio

Audio Language: Cantonese
Subtitles: English

The Sound Quality is crisp for DVD but I had to turn the volume up a tad compared to viewing Blu-Ray. No Distortions and dialogue is clear.

Rating:3.5 stars

 

Picture Quality

Disc Format: DVD

The Picture Quality Is good for DVD sharp on close-ups but distant shots get softer. Colors are not vibrant like The Blu but Black Levels seemed to be good.

Rating:3.5 stars

Note: Equipment used to watch the film can be found below

Theatrical release Date: 2012 (China)
Blu-Ray Disc release Date: June 23, 2015 (USA)
Extras
  • Trailer
My Thoughts

Cross (Smile for Me) is a film about a guy going around doing Gods work so Simon Yam’s Character is telling the police. What that means is he is killing people, Is it bad Folk? People that don’t deserve to die? No It’s those who want to die. Yam Plays A sympathetic serial killer taking out those who want to die by suicide for the reason he is doing this is because suicide is a sin and he is just helping them die while still being able to get into heaven.

The movie starts off with Yam turning himself in for the murders and not just because of that but because he failed one of his murders. The film has good gore like some one getting stabbed in the neck with a pen and or a drill bit to the back of the head. He finds his victims though a website (Forum) for those who want to learn how to Commit suicide. The story takes off from there as the police read his story victim after victim. We get a twist and turn in the plot but overall the film runs slow with the movie going down hill the farther it gets through its time line.

Overall I would say this was just an OK viewing as it feel incomplete. I liked the whole Idea of the film but I feel it wasn’t done in the potential it could have had. Perhaps South Korea could have flipped this and created a great film.

With that said I give the film a 2 out of 5 as I did like the premises and the gore / Kills but it was slow with an incomplete feeling to it and maybe it’s because it took 3 years to make with 4 different directors to Complete.

 

Rating – 5 Star System

Film:

PQ:

Sound:

2 stars

3.5 stars

3.5 stars

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Product Details

Cross

DVD
$24.98
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This Film was Played on the listed Equipment below

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TV

Samsung (UN46C6900) 46-Inch 1080p LED HDTV

DVD/Blu-Ray Player

OPPO BDP – 103 (Highly Recommended)

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Stereo Receiver

Pioneer VSX-516-K 7.1-Channel

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(1) Center Speaker

Pioneer S-HF 11C

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(2) Front Speaker

KLH 9250B Floor – 350 watts

(4) Surround sound Speakers

KLH 100 watt Bookshelf

(1) Subwoofer

Sony SA-W3000 180 Watt 12″ sub

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Note: I Know my speakers are way outdated. OPPO Blu-Ray Player is one of the best around and used in most home theaters. The Receiver is pretty good but on the line of out dated. Subwoofer is good with tons of bass but not the theater quality from a $400 Sub. Front speakers are fun with tons of power and are good for standalone’s but higher end sound (Hz) is lower quality. Overall I need to update on all speakers granted I do get decent sound out of them just the higher end falls short.

 

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