Killers Anonymous appears in an aspect ratio of 2.35:1 on this Blu-ray Disc. This became a positive visual presentation.
Sharpness worked well. Only minor softness occurred, so this usually remained a tight, well-defined image.
The image lacked signs of moiré effects or jaggies. Neither edge haloes nor print flaws marred the image.
Extremely stylized, the palette favored heavy orange, though it also threw out some prominent teal, reds and other tones at times. The hues seemed well-rendered for the film’s visual intentions.
Blacks offered good depth and richness, while shadows seemed smooth. Low-light shots presented accurate visuals with just the right touch of opacity. The transfer looked solid.
Given the movie’s action orientation, I thought the DTS-HD MA 5.1 soundtrack seemed a little low-key. Still, it kicked to life at times, mainly during the occasional violent scenes. These added good movement around the room, but they didn’t appear often enough to make a huge impact.
Otherwise, the soundscape focused on music and general atmosphere. Those elements used the speakers in a satisfying manner, even if they didn’t bring out a lot of pizzazz.
Audio quality worked fine. Music appeared full and warm, while speech seemed natural and concise.
Effects provided accurate material with good low-end kick at times. Though it rarely excelled, the soundtrack became more than acceptable.
A few extras pop up here, and we find an audio commentary from director Martin Owen and cinematographer Håvard Helle. Both sit together for this running, screen-specific look at story and characters, cast and performances, sets and locations, music, cinematography, editing, stunts/action and related domains.
Though Helle chimes in at times, Owen dominates this track, and much of the time, he veers toward praise for the film and all involved. Still, I like his gruffly funny personality, and Owen offers enough useful material to make this a moderately satisfactory piece.
In addition to an Alternate Ending (7:37), we find six Deleted Scenes (12:11). The “Ending” sends the movie down a moderately different path, with more of a focus on a character who plays a less prominent role in the finished film’s finale.
As for the “Deleted Scenes”, they tend to offer expanded information about various roles. A little plot information emerges as well, but these clips seem more character-based than expository. They’re watchable but not especially memorable.
The disc opens with ads for Crypto, The Poison Rose and Backtrace. We also get the trailer for Killers.
As much as I like the idea of story about assassins in recovery, Killers Anonymous lacks personality or forward momentum. It presents an inconsistent, scattered narrative that never clicks. The Blu-ray brings good picture and audio along with a handful of bonus materials. Killers squanders its potential and ends up as a mediocre adventure.