Tuesday, 29 November 2011
DVD review: Violent Shit 4.0 Karl The Butcher vs Axe (2010)
Yes, for good or bad (the choice is yours) Karl the Butcher is back once again. Timo Rose joins Andreas Schnass in the directors chair. In a war torn post-apocalyptic future, Karl the Butcher (Andreas Schnass) faces off against a new ultra-violent serial killer, dubbed Axe (Timo Rose).
It´s a mix of splatter and comedy (mostly intentional but some is unintentional). Even though the pacing is high the film is boring. We get cheap settings and a lot of atrociously bad acting. On the plus side is the clear improvement regarding special fx, there is lot blood and gore but strangely there is not as much as you might think. Timo Rose and Andreas Schnass have made this much more action oriented than the previous films, the fights quickly becomes a bit repetitive and the choreography leaves a lot to be desired.
The DVD that I bought is part of a limited release of 999 copies distributed by Shock DVD.
Rating: 1 out of 7. A disappointment even if I had low expectations. The Violent Shit films has gotten better with each film but that really doesn´t mean that much as they are veeery bad.