While WellGo USA is most noted for their Asian cinema releases, they also churn out a wide variety of other genres as well. Their latest, Sword of Vengeance slashes its way through the medieval genre, but does it bring the sword wielding vengeance it promises or will it be lost in history?
Sword of Vengeance follows the story of a Norman prince, freed from slavery, who seeks revenge on his father’s murderer –his ruthless uncle. Gaining the trust of a band of exiled farmers, he leads them into battle against his uncle, exploiting them in his quest to satisfy his code of honor. This is an interesting film as it only sports just enough story to keep it moving forward and lead into a wide variety of action pieces. This is not necessarily an issue, but makes it hard to really get invested in any of the characters involved. Thankfully it will keep your interest as it packs the whole eighty-seven minutes of the film full of blood soaked sword action. The action is well done with only a couple of the fights being a bit off in execution. While the action alone makes this film worth checking out it is further elevated by the gritty grey toned look of the film. This helps the blood to pop out more without trying to force it on you any more than necessary.
This is far from a bad film, but the lack of real story makes it feel almost pointless when all is said and done. Despite that, just step in this as you are stepping onto the battlefield with them and you will no doubt have a good time with the extreme action of it all. In addition to the film this release also includes special features including interviews, trailer and behind the scenes featurettes.
Join the battle when Sword of Vengeance hits Blu-ray and DVD on May 26th.