Deliver Us From Evil

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Well Go USA
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Hong Won Chan
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In "Deliver Us From Evil," after the shocking kidnapping of a little girl in Thailand, a mercenary with a murky past as a government black ops agent (Jung-min) is forced to re-emerge from the shadows when he learns the incident is closely connected to him. With the help of expat Yui (Jung-min), he flies to Thailand and begins tracking the girl's whereabouts, moving ever closer to the notorious child trafficking ring responsible for her abduction. However, when an infamous gangster nicknamed The Butcher (Jung-jae) learns just who has entered the country and is finally within his grasp, he goes on a bloody rampage to thwart the ex-agent's rescue mission as retaliation for a killing that even he will never be able to forget—or forgive. (Gary Reber)

Special features include the "making-of" (HD 05:29) and "filming location" (HD 03:12) featurettes and upfront previews.

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 using the Arri Alexa LF camera system and sourced from a 4K master Digital Intermediate format. The picture is stylized at times in its color treatment with a prominence of yellow tones, yet fleshtones retain naturalness. Despite the yellowish appearance, blues and red appear strikingly vivid. At times, the imagery appears edgy. Contrast is generally good with well-balanced black-and-white levels and revealing shadow delineation. Resolution is excellent as is clarity. This is a captivating visual experience. (Gary Reber)

The DTS-HD Master Audio™ 5.1-channel soundtrack is exciting with strong soundstage directionality and aggressive surround envelopment and directionality. Foley sound effects enhance the realism of hand-to-hand combat and action. There are car chases with explosions and gunfire, which benefit from the heft of enhanced energized bass extension. Mowg's music score is energetic throughout with excellent soundfield envelopment. This is an effect action-packed soundtrack that delivers compelling excitement. (Gary Reber)