Interview With A Hitman

Featured In Issue 176, April/May 2013

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Interview With A Hit Man traces the life of Viktor (Goss), whose mantra "trust no one-feel nothing-never lose" took him from the slums of Romania to the pinnacle of his profession—as a murderer for hire. Viktor knows the value of life more than most, which makes him the perfect killer. But after a ruthless betrayal by his bosses, he escapes to London, joins a new "family," and finds himself caught in a vicious underworld power struggle. Viktor is now better, faster, and more ruthless than ever before, but an encounter with a dark beauty offers him a chance at new life. But can he ever hope to escape the ghosts—and buried secrets—of his past? (Gary Reber)

Special features include a making-of featurette (HD 14:43), the theatrical trailer, and upfront previews.

The 2.40:1 1080p AVC picture is digitally photographed, with poor contrast throughout, overblown whites, and soft blacks. Fleshtones are pale in hue. Resolution is decent, with revealing nuanced detail. Overall, this is an undistinguished, low-budget picture. (Gary Reber)

The DTS-HD Master Audio™ 5.1-channel soundtrack features a rather constant synthesizer music score, but dynamics are never realized. Atmospherics and sound effects also are subdued for the genre. Dialogue is often down in level, which causes difficulty in intelligibility. Deep bass is subdued as well, except for a few segments, which are deep and aggressive. This is a generally mediocre sonic experience in which dynamic energy is never realized. (Gary Reber)