Thursday 15 December 2011

DVD review: Adam Chaplin (2011)

The film, set in an unreal country called Heaven Valley, tells the story of a man, Adam, whom after the death of his wife begins to investigate on her murder, discovering the involvement of the local mafia boss: Denny Richards.  Unable to trust the police, clearly corrupted and controlled by Danny, Adam destroyed by his anger, summons a demon who will give him a superhuman strength and dark powers. The demon will follow him during his trip, promising to lead Adam to the murderer if he does everything he asks.This unleash a bloody war that will bring Adam, deployed with the demon on his side; and the police corp with all its dark allies, on the other. Denny in fact, supported by his two sadistic sons Ben and Derek, will also enroll an hired killer. The fight can start… and it will be extreme!
Adam Chaplin is directed by and starring  Emanuele De Santi, it mixes the familiar extreme action of anime cartoons with the live-action realism of a horror movie.  It’s very, very violent and mind-numbingly gory! We get exploding heads, blood-soaked fight sequences and graphic eviscerations. The violence and gore in this movie is reminiscent of Riki-Oh: The Story of Ricky and japanese anime Fist of the North Star.
Adam Chaplin is visually successful, stylistic playing around with colors, visual effects and good transitions. Emanuele De Santi has also created the soundtrack which is excellent. All these things combined creates a impressive atmosphere. The special fx are very well done and impressive. In addition to numerous digital effects there is good old handmade fx being used.
The review is based on the DVD which can be ordered exclusively from the production company Necrostorm. The picture quality is excellent and there are some nice extras on the disc. The language is Italian but there are English subtitles
Rating: 7 out of 7!! I’m very very pleased to have seen this one. This is one of the best films I´ve seen during 2011. I look forward to seeing more from Necrostorm! 



  1. I recommmend strongly it if you are a fan of Riki-Oh: The Story of Ricky and especially of the old japanese anime Fist of the North Star. It´s live action comic book violence (you´ll see what I mean if and when you watch the film).