Undisputed III: Redemption (2010) [Blu-ray]

Genre(s): Action / Martial Arts
Warner Brothers || R - 96 minutes - $35.99 || June 1, 2010
Reviewer: Tyler Thomas || Posted On: 2010-06-28


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.:: F I L M ::.
The Film

S P E C I A L
.: F E A T U R E S :.

Special Features

.:: V I D E O ::.
Video

.:: A U D I O ::.
Audio

B L U - R A Y
.:: EXCLUSIVES ::.

Blu-ray Exclusives

.:: O V E R A L L ::.
Overall
.::MOVIE INFORMATION::.
Director: Isaac Florentine
Writer(s): David N. White (written by)
Cast: Scott Adkins, Mykel Jenkins, Mark Ivanir


.::DVD INFORMATION::.
Supplemental Material:
  • DVD/Digital Copy


Technical Information:
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Widescreen (1.78)
  • English (DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1)
  • Subtitles: English SDH, French, Spanish

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.::THE FILM::.

Iíve never really understood the appeal of martial arts or fighting films. Sure, they offer a decent romp through the world of kicking the crap out of people, but they generally lack any sort of story or coherent knowledge of writers involved with the movie. Undisputed III: Redemption is no different than the rest of the crop out there, so sorry to get your hopes up.

Apparently there have been two sequels to the original film of the same nature, and according to the back of the case, Boyka (Scott Adkins) returns yet again in a film that requires him to kick the crap out of people the entire movie. He is a lowly janitor in a street fighting crime ring and somehow manages to get called up to fight. His first few fights go according to plan and he literally kills all of his opponents, who ironically enough are then gunned down for losing to him for some odd reason thatís never explained, and he forges on to his career of mining near the mines with a pick axe.

He befriends Turbo (Mykel Jenkins) after the two have a brief scuffle at the mining camp and both are thrust yet again into the world of trying to kill people for fun. The fights keep going until one of the men are dead, and hopefully, it wonít be Boyka getting his butt whooped time and time again. Boyka and Turbo are sent away in a somewhat jail-type camp where all they do is fight, kill, and mine rocks. Yes, you read that right, this movie tries to be a martial arts film and also a heart-felt story combined into one amazingly horrible film.

Oh, I forgot to mention, thereís a hilarious and awkward scene that involves the two fighters exchanging flowers. Thatís right; you read that right, flowers. This action-oriented/packed movie tries to be too soft at times and fill the flick up with humor and then transitions quite poorly into the fighting sequences that run either too short or too long for my tastes. Sure, the action scenes are decent to watch but Iíve seen better fights in the previous UFC titles Iíve had to review. Thereís nothing entertaining about this movie and even from my harsh stand point it doesnít even allow me to poke fun at it like I normally do for terrible movies.

The acting here is also incredibly subpar, as the accents forced upon the cast are hard to understand and provide little ways in terms of dialogue and background description. I still have no clue where the movie was filmed, and after watching it, Iím not sure if it really matters to me at this point. I doubt that even martial arts or fighting enthusiasts will find this movie entertaining in the slightest, so odds are you should probably stay away from this one. Iím not sure how this movie has two sequels already, but it needs to stop here.



.::SPECIAL FEATURES::.

The only Blu-ray Exclusives -- or any feature of any kind -- available are a DVD and Digital Copy, although Iíd be strained to figure out who you would give the DVD copy to unless it was a gag gift.



.::AUDIO & VIDEO::.

I never expect that much from direct-to-DVD films and here there isnít much difference than what I normally see in these types of movies. This is a pure action-oriented movie and thereís not really any attention to detail I saw pretty much the entire time. The picture quality just falls completely flat on all regards and the amount of grain in the scenes was sometimes over-the-top for my eyes to handle. Grain is an issue, colors not being vibrant or just plain looking like colors, and a dreary picture makes this a martial arts film a total dud to view.

THE DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 track is equally disappointing. The track offers a low-dialogue and low-surround sound usage, which is incredibly perplexing to have to write about in a pure action film! Sounds coming from the rear speakers were dim and dull and that my friends is a complete shame to have to write about considering the fact that this is a film that should sound wonderful with all the punches, kicks, and other flying crap that goes on here. The sound effects just sounded dull and shrill and offered literally no feel that I was anywhere near the kicking of the arse that was going on pretty much the entire duration of the movie.



.::OVERALL::.

Undisputed III: Redemption is a boring martial arts film that has a lackluster story and not that much action in the movie itself. The technical package is disappointing and with no real extras available, this is one thatís probably left best in the bargain bin and walking clearly away from.