Day of Violence (2009) (DVD Review)

Day of Violence (2009)
Director:  Darren Ward
Where to get it: MVD

Mitchell Parker lies dead on a morgue slab. In life, Mitchell served the low ranks of Debt Collectors, surrounded by all the filth and scum that the world had to offer. He thought his luck was in when, on a routine collection, he stumbles across 100,000 in cash, hidden in the sofa of one of his clients. A dark and haunting past hangs over the head of Mitchell Parker, one that will lead him on a journey of redemption and ultimately sacrifice. Hunted by the gang whose money he has stolen, he must evade capture and use the money to rid himself of his demons once and for all. Witness his last days of life.

When one of the first things you see in a movie is your lead character dead on a table you know where things are going. What we don’t know is how it gets to that point and I can assure you that getting to that point here is a whole lot of violent and gruesome fun. Our lead, Mitchell, is a bad guy. I guess you could say he’s rather scummy and as a result he does some very nasty and dumb things. Still, you can’t help but sort of like the guy and get behind him when the stuff hits in the fan and he ends up having to deal with a mob boss that isn’t messing around at all. It really is an intense and fun watch.

You can’t have a movie like this without violence and the violence is a strong selling point for this movie. What gore we do see is very well done and the blood pours by the gallons in some scenes! So while this isn’t what you would call a horror movie some of its gore is very horrific in nature and will make any horror fan happy to see. I also want to give credit to the writer for having it end like you expect but not how you expect. That may not make much sense to you now but once you’ve seen it you will understand what I mean and dig it for its cleverness as well. It is an all-around VERY good film.

(7.5/10)

Features

– Deleted Scenes
– Trailer
– Interview