Monday, 26 December 2011

DVD review: Dragonetti the Ruthless Contract Killer (2010)


Claudio Dragonetti is an Italian assassin, one of the best in the industry. He gets hired by Ivan, a local mob boss from Gothenburg. Dragonettis mission is to clear away two of Ivan's competitors. Nothing complicated and something that Dragonetti done many times before. But this time something happens and the wrong people get murdered. Soon Claudio Dragonetti has a price on his head and a small army of elite trained professional soldiers chasing him. But he has a trump card that no one knows. Through a pact with Satan is Dragonetti virtually invulnerable, and the only thing he had to give in return was his own immortal soul ...
Dragonetti the Ruthless Contract Killer is co - written and directed by Jonas Wolcher and is a swedish low budget attempt to do a ultraviolent action/horrror film. It´s a prequel to Die Zombiej├Ąger, also directed by Jonas Wolcher. It´s badly made, bad camera work (a lot of shaky camera work doesn´t help it´s just frustrating) and editing. There is bad sync between audio and video. The actors are truly worthless and the dialogue feels rehearsed. The special fx (both digital and practical) looks bad. There is a lot of the action sequences that´s intended to carry the film but  the action/fight sequences are badly choreographed and the shaky camera work makes it hard to see what´s happening.
Rating: 0½ out of 7. Dragonetti the Ruthless Contract Killer has the dubious honor to be one of the worst films I´ve seen in the last 10 years. It probably belongs among the worst films I've ever seen but it's always fun to see swedish initiatives to do genre films.

/JL

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