Killer Elite

Featured In Issue 164, February 2012

WSR Score4.5
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Universal Studios Home Entertainment
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Gary McKendry
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Killer Elite is based on a true story involving a gritty battle between guns-for-hire. When two of the world's most elite operatives—Danny, a retired contract killer (Statham), and Hunter, his longtime mentor (De Niro)—go up against the cunning leader of a secret military society (Owen), their hunt takes them around the globe from Australia to Paris, London, and the Middle East. As the stakes rise along with the body count, Danny and Hunter are soon plunged into an action-packed game of cat-and-mouse where no one is what they seem. Inspired by the book entitled The Feather Men by Ranulph Fiennes. (Gary Reber)

Special features include nine deleted scenes (HD 09:43), BD-Live functionality, D-BOX® Motion Code™, and an UltraViolet digital copy.

The 1080p AVC picture is terrific and exhibits an excellent level of resolution. The appearance is perfectly natural, without the stylization that is typical for the genre. The color palette is perfectly balanced with no exaggeration. Colors are vivid and naturally hued. Fleshtones are also perfectly hued. Contrast is excellent with deep, solid and descriptive blacks and revealing shadow delineation. Resolution is superb, with outstanding detail exhibited in facial features, hair, clothing, and object texture, whether in the foreground or background. Dimensional visualization also is excellent. This is a first-rate visual experience that will not disappoint and an exceptional reference-quality presentation. (Gary Reber)

The DTS-HD Master Audio™ 5.1-channel soundtrack is an effective holosonic® presentation, with a sweeping orchestral music score, with a wide and deep soundstage presence that extends to envelop the surrounds and soundfield. Atmospherics and sound effects are natural sounding, with gunshots and explosions powerfully delivered. The .1 LFE channel fully supports the sound effects with deep bass extension and power. And the D-BOX Motion Code enhancement provides added excitement and dynamic power to the action scenes. Dialogue is not overpowering but nicely integrated spatially. This is an excellent sonic experience that delivers the emotional impact. (Gary Reber)