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Review: 37: A Final Promise (MVDvisual)

37: A Final Promise
37: A Final Promise
3.5 stars

Starring: Randall Batinkoff, Scottie Thompson, Tricia Helfer, Scott Wolf, Kate Nauta

Directed: Randall Batinkoff

Release Date: September 29, 2015

Run Time: 92 Minutes

Format: DVD Color: Color

Audio: English Subtitles:

Distributor: MVDvisual


The feature film 37: A Final Promise is a romantic drama based on the true story of former rock star, Adam Webb, who has been tortured his entire life because of something he did as a young boy. Unable to find peace, despite his enormous success, he makes a vow to kill himself on his 37th birthday. 12 weeks before the release of his comeback album and the date he plans to end it all, Adam falls in love with a woman, Jemma Johnstone, who sets him on an unimaginable path as they confront unforeseen end of life issues in a surprising twist of fate. Their love story takes us on a journey and asks us to confront the question: How far would you go to help the person you truly love? Actor Randall Batinkoff (As Good as it Gets; School Ties) stars in and makes his directorial debut along with a stellar cast that includes Scottie Thompson (Skyline, The Black List); Tricia Helfer (Battlestar Gallactica); Oscar nominee Bruce Davison (X-Men); Scott Wolf (Party of Five, The Nine); Kate Nauta (Transporter 2); Leon Robinson (Cool Runnings) and real life rock star, Shavo (System of a Down). This DVD includes two Original trailers; Music Video for the song No Answer from the band Dark Chapter. – MVDvisual



Audio Language: English

The sound quality is good for DVD Dialogue is cleat but could use a tad boost in volume. Music sounds pretty good.

Rating: 3.5 stars


Picture Quality

Disc Format: DVD

The picture quality is pretty good for DVD and probably the best you can almost get. The PQ is sharp especially on close-ups. Not much color in this film but they do pop. One thing that gets in the way is this slow-motion effect that is used is pretty bad as its laggy looking.

Rating: 3.5 stars

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

Theatrical release Date: August 8, 2014 (USA)
DVD Disc release Date: September 29, 2015 (USA)


  • Trailer
  • Music Video


My Thoughts

37: A Finale Promise is a Drama that involves a guy who is in a big hard rock band but mentally is low and suicidal. The story rolls on the darker side until a girl comes in the picture and things brighten but also gets a little darker too.

The story is good but does hit the line of the movie or made for TV movie. Not saying that is bad as I did like the story. The Story does have few things going on, At first I thought hey its a depression movie then a romantic movie then it turns again where another issue pops up with the female lead that also boost the depression of the lead actor who keeps getting weird visuals that make sense towards the end of the film. Acting wise the movie was decent, could use some work. The director/ creator is also lead actor and the film isn’t a big budget film but it does look good Quality wise.

Over all the film was a good view and like most reviews I’ve seen I would hover around the same ratting at mediocre to just a tad over. The film gets a tad dark which also gets scary for the depressed rock star holding a gun to his head screaming. The film held my interest even though I’m not to into drama romantic type movies but this one brings in other elements and its more grungy and or dark. Plus it deals with a lead playing a hard rock star which also helped me stay interested as it dives into music. One thing I wished they did with he film is get closer with the music and add more scenes dealing with the music aspect of the film.

With that said I will give the film a 3.5 out of 5. Over the mediocre score for me as liked the subject matter. Check the Synapses, check the trailer or take in my review and decide if this movie is for you. I say give it a shot, maybe rent it.

On The Side: I Teared up a tad, Don’t tell anyone, I’m A Ninja and I have a Sword.


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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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