Sunday, July 4, 2021

Silat Warriors: Deed of Death (2020) aka Geran Hits DVD July 6

With SILAT WARRIORS hitting DVD on July 6 here is a repost of my review from when it layed the New York Asian Film Festival in 2020

When the younger brother decides to side with the people seeking the family home his siblings have to fight to get the deed to the land back.

Good but by the numbers action film gets bump up by it's use of local color to make the film stand out from the rest of the pack.

If I sound less than enthusiastic about the film it is purely because I am scratching my head as to why the film won the Daniel Kraft Award for action excellence at this year's NYAFF. While the action sequences aren't bad there is nothing exceptional about them... on the other hand the festival's shift away from genre and action films only leaves them with limited choices.

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