Contract To Kill

Featured In Issue 215, March 2017

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Keoni Waxman
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In Contract To Kill, John Harmon (Seagal) is a government enforcer investigating a terrorist plot that leads him and his team to Istanbul. There, they uncover an extremist plan to use drug-smuggling routes to bring deadly weapons末and leaders末into the U.S. To prevent an attack on America, Harmon must turn these two savage forces against one another before his time末and luck末runs out. (Gary Reber)

Special features include a making-of featurette (HD 14.46), upfront previews, and an Ultraviolet digital copy.

The 2.38:1 1080p picture is decent in terms of image quality, even though it appears that stock footage was sourced to depict local settings. Clarity and resolution are generally good, especially during brighter segments. Otherwise, this is a dark movie. The 的stanbul sequences exhibit a honey yellow color. Otherwise, the color palette is generally natural in hue with natural fleshtones. Occasionally, vivid colors pop, such as the yellow muscle car Harmon drives. Resolution is quite good, with excellent clarity. Overall, this is a decent but not stellar visual experience. (Gary Reber)

The DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1-channel soundtrack is dynamic sounding, with aggressively energized sound effects, such as rampant gunfire. Foley effects, such as the crunch of bones in hand-to-hand combat, are eerily effective and seemingly painful. Car sequence atmospherics are convincing as well. The music score does a suitable job as a sound element to support the storytelling, and provides surround envelopment. Dialogue sounds natural and generally decently integrated spatially. Overall, this is a satisfying sonic experience with great Seagal action
sequences. (Gary Reber)