'Battle of the Damned' [Blu-ray]
(Dolph Lundgren, Melanie Zanetti, Matt Doran, et al / Blu ray / R / 2014 / Anchor Bay Entertainment)
Overview: When a deadly virus is accidentally released into a major city, its population is quarantined by military blockade. And for a wealthy industrialist desperate to rescue his daughter from inside the rabid chaos, his only hope is former commando Max Gatling (Dolph Lundgren).
Blu ray Verdict: I have to say, from the off that I love all these action Dolph Lundgren movies he puts out! They are always so full of cheese, and yet always so satisfying as all-out action adventures.
Anyway, the plot of this new one is simple: After a viral outbreak causes people to turn into zombies, military soldier Max Gatling (Lundgren) is called into battle. Not only must he fight off the zombie army with a few human survivors, but a group of robots that have been trained to kill as well!
I know, exciting stuff, yes! And sure we know it's chock full of silly comments, killings that couldn't happen in real life, situations gotten out of that would never happen. But it never, ever takes itself too seriously. And that, ladies and gents, is the true action key here.
A barely passable, severely low budget 'World War Z' knock off it most certainly is, but with both Matt Doran ('The Matrix') and David Field ('Chopper') co-starring this film could have been a LOT worse! This is a Widescreen Presentation (1.77:1) enhanced for 16x9 TVs.