Streets of Vengeance (2016) (BLU-RAY REVIEW)

Streets of Vengeance (2016) (BLU-RAY REVIEW)
DIRECTED BY: Paul Ragsdale, Angelica De Alba
STARRING: Delawna McKinney, Anthony Iava To’omata, Paige Le Ney
RATED: UR/REGION O/1:85/1080P/NUMBER OF DISCS 1
AVAILABLE FROM Olive Films/ Slasher // Video

A throwback to the gritty action-thrillers of the 80s (Angel, Vice Squad, Ms. 45), Streets of Vengeance stars Delawna McKinney (Cinco De Mayo) as Mila, an ex-porn star whose decision to leave the industry is interrupted when she’s kidnapped by a militant misogynist sect known as The Sword, intent on ridding the world of women who they believe are using their sexual powers to destroy men. The Sword’s plans are thwarted when Mila kills her captor, and with the help of Brian (Anthony To’omata, Cinco De Mayo), a local journalist, escapes.

Streets of Vengeance is really old school and it is very proud of the fact. The movie is basically a cross between some revenge flick of the 80’s and an adult flick you’d find late night on HBO back in the day. It even has a hot “host” intro the movie, pop in during the middle, and close things out. The movie is probably more of a T and A show than anything else, but I think that the people behind this one are very happy being just that. The plot is simple but effective, we get some really easy on the eyes ladies in this thing, and making it work even better is the fact we have blood and lots of violence. All of that makes for a fun and very watchable combination at the end of the day.

I’m not going to say every little part of this one works, but I will say it works just enough. I dig our leading lady played by Delawna McKinney and we have a good supporting cast. You’ll even see a few adult film stars pop up from time to time as well. The new age grindhouse style is alive and well with Street of Vengeance and I like that it seems to borrow more from the 80’s than the 70’s. It has killer women and a killer soundtrack. If you like fun movies then you’ll have a good time with Street of Vengeance. Yeah, you get a little padding in here, but it works anyway.

Extras

– Audio commentary with writer/director Paul Ragsdale, producer Angelica De Alba and cinematographer Dan Zampa
– Making of “Streets of Vengeance” featurette
– Cast & crew interviews
– Outtakes
– Bloopers
– Photo galleries
– Music videos
– Trailers
– “Slashlorette Party” trailer
– “Tough Guys” trailer
– Optional English SDH subtitles for the main feature

QUALITY OF TRANSFER: 88%