Kill Me Three Times

Featured In Issue 198, July/August 2015

WSR Score4.5
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In Kill Me Three Times, eccentric assassin Charlie Wolfe (Pegg) is hired by a wealthy man (Mulvey) to kill his beautiful wife (Braga), only to discover he’s not the only one aiming for her murder. Soon, he inadvertently finds himself at the center of three tales of murder, mayhem, blackmail, and revenge, all incited from the wife’s illicit affair with a local mechanic (Helmsworth). (Gary Reber)

Special features include filmmaker commentary with Director Kriv Stenders and Cinematographer Geoffrey Simpson; commentary with Simpson and Producers Larry Malkin, Tinia Chambers, and Share Stallings; a making-of featurette (HD 18:16); a deleted scene (HD 04:53); a Q&A (HD 14:29); a photo gallery; a poster gallery; storyboards; and upfront previews.

The 2.39:1 1080p AVC picture was photographed digitally and exhibits a crisp, clean, sharp appearance. The color palette is vividly natural, with rich and warm hues that often pop. The Australian beach scene is beautiful with clean, clear ocean waters and reddish dirt surrounding the roadways. The imagery is bright, with excellent highlights and contrasting, deep blacks on Pegg’s clothing. Fleshtones are perfectly natural and healthy. Resolution is also excellent, with fine detail exhibited throughout, in both foreground and backgrounds. Close-ups are especially well resolved. This is a beautifully picturesque picture with vivid colors and dynamic contrast. (Gary Reber)

The DTS-HD Master Audio™ 5.1-channel soundtrack is essentially monaural focused with a nicely recorded music score that aggressively extends to the surrounds. Dynamics are excellent. Deep bass is executed in the .1 LFE in the music sequences. Atmospherics and sound effects are effectively dynamic during the more energized sequences. Dialogue remains intelligible throughout, with good spatial integration. This is a nicely energized soundtrack with a great lively music score that moves the story along. (Gary Reber)