Blu-ray Review: ACCIDENT MAN

ACCIDENT MAN ACCIDENT MAN was directed by Jesse V. Johnson from a screenplay co-written by star Scott Adkins and Stu Small, based on the British comic by Pat Mills and Tony Skinner. The movie was produced by Scott Adkins, Craig Baumgarten, Ben Jacques and Erik Kritzer. Co-starring Ashley GreeneDavid Paymer, Nick Moran, Perry Benson, Ross O’Hennessy, Amy Johnston. and action fan favorites Ray Park, Ray Stevenson and Michael Jai White.

Based on the underground British comic Toxic! by Pat Mills (creator of the “Judge Dredd” comic) and Tony Skinner, this darkly humorous and stylishly violent adaptation stars Scott Adkins as Accident Man, a stone-cold killer who must face off against a rogue’s gallery of ruthless assassins in order to uncover the truth about his ex-girlfriend’s murder.  Accident Man hits its target with a lethally entertaining combination of explosive fight scenes and hilarious moments.

The movie follows Mike Fallon (Scott Adkins) aka Accident Man – a skilled assassin who is an expert at making all of his hits look like an accident. What happens is, when Mike finds out that his ex-girlfriend has been murdered, he goes on a focused mission to find out who’s behind it. The stone-cold killing machine violently goes through an army of his fellow assassins until he finally goes up against the sinister person responsible for her death. Mike is driven like a madman to finally get his revenge for this unfortunate tragedy and in the end he gets even with every single person that has crossed him along the way as well as take out the ruthless killer.

Accident Man is based on the popular UK comic book “Toxic” and to me the movie felt like a comic book brought to life the way that it played out on screen. Scott Adkins spearheaded this passion project of his and the final product is nothing more of a well executed rollercoaster ride full of adrenaline. It’s these interesting characters (some good, some bad, some sexy) that are the driving force in this fun action-thriller with a sense of humor and they’re also the ones who bring the pain. The movie features some well choreographed action scenes and stunt work that are executed to the max with skilled precision. Accident Man holds nothing back when it comes to violence so there’s also plenty of the red stuff to go along with that. All in all, I’d have to say that this is my favorite Scott Adkins movie to date because it’s just that darn good! As bad-ass as Scott Adkins’ character is, there’s also Michael Jai White’s “Mick” and Ray Park’s “Mac” that gives the movie some of its killer sense of humor, Ray Stevenson who sets the rules, while Amy Johnston’s “Jane the Ripper” gives it some of its sex appeal as well as its ass-kicking brutality.

The front of the packaging features the artwork you see at the top of the page and the back includes movie details, some images and list of special features. The Blu-ray disc also features some matching artwork. Inserting the disc, the menu screen was simple and easy to navigate. The picture and sound quality for this high-definition release were crisp and clear. I didn’t have any issues with the video and audio.

Bottom line is, Accident Man was a fast-paced action-thriller that was loaded with a dark sense of humor and I had an absolute blast watching it. The story was interesting and so were all of these wild and crazy characters that showed up throughout the watch. This is an edgy character driven movie and is definitely Scott Adkins’ passion project and he brought quite a few of his fellow ass-kicking, martial arts friends along with him for this splendedly violent ride. Not only is the movie loaded with some exciting fight/action scenes and stunt work but it also has a sick and twisted sense of humor that makes it even more of a fun watch – and they don’t hold anything back. To me, this is one of the best action movies that I’ve watched in a while and Adkins shows why he’s one of the best action movie stars out there today. Kudos goes out to director Jesse V. Johnson for capturing all of this insanity that’s so much fun to watch. Accident Man will be available on Blu-ray on February 6th and is definitely worth checking out. Action movie buffs are really going to dig this one!

Distributor: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

Run Time: 105 Minutes

Rated: R

Blu-ray Video: 1080p High-Definition Widescreen (2.39:1)

Blu-ray Audio: English, French, Italian and Russian DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1

Subtitles: English SDH, French, Spanish, Italian, Chinese, Danish, Finnish, Korean, Russian and Swedish

Special features: The extras include some audio commentary and two making-of featurettes that take the viewer behind-the-scenes of the movie.

  • Audio Commentary with star/producer/co-writer Scott Adkins and co-writer Stu Small
  • “Assassin’s Roll Call” featurette – Meet the crew of assassins that make it their mission to make their kills look like accidents. (05:51)
  • “Violent Ballet: Filming the Fights” featurette – Hear from Director Jesse V. Johnson, Scott Adkins and the cast on how they made every fight look like a work of art. (04:23)

 

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