Killers Anonymous

Featured In Issue 243, September 2019

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Bloody violence, and pervasive language including some sexual references
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Martin Owen
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Tensions mount at "Killers Anonymous," a support group for killers, as the members of the group try to unravel a mystery: Which one of them is responsible for the assassination attempt on a United States senator that has the police in the city on high gear? (Gary Reber)

Special features include commentary with Director Martin Owen and Cinematographer Håvard Helle, six deleted scenes (HD 12;11), an alternate ending (HD 07:37), a trailer, upfront previews and a Movies Anywhere digital code.

The 2.39:1 1080p AVC picture, reviewed on a Sony Bravia Z9D 4K Ultra HD HDR display, upconverted to 2160p with greater resolution and luminance, was photographed digitally and sourced from a 2K master Digital Intermediate format. The picture is very saturated within the context of a very stylized setting, namely in interiors. Primaries are strong, accentuated with often intense spotlighting effects. Reds often dominate the color palette, yet fleshtones generally retain naturalness under the lighting. Contrast is good with deep blacks contrasted with lighting effects. Shadow delineation is also good. Resolution is excellent with fine detail exhibited throughout. Clothing fabrics are well resolved, as well as object textures. Facial features exhibit excellent resolution, include complexions, lines, hair and beards. Close-ups of faces reveal lines and skin pores. This is a vividly hued picture with interesting cinematography that is visually captivating. (Gary Reber)

The DTS-HD Master Audio™ 5.1-channel soundtrack is dynamic sounding, though, dialogue focused. Dialogue is at times well integrated spatially but also difficult to understand with the strong English accents. Foley sound effects are effectively synched with the movements and action. Atmospherics are natural sounding. Sound effects are intensified with deep bass accents, though, gunfire sounds perfectly realistic. The orchestral score is nicely recorded with a wide and deep soundstage that aggressively extends to the surrounds to envelop the soundfield. While the movie is set mostly in the backroom of a church, and is dialogue focused, the sound is generally holosonic® in presence and effectively compelling. (Gary Reber)