REVIEW: EASY MONEY HARD TO KILL
OVERVIEW: The Swedish box office phenomenon starring Joel Kinnaman (RoboCop, “The Killing”) continues when the pulse-pounding sequel Easy Money: Hard To Kill arrives on Blu-ray disc, DVD, on demand and digital platforms March 11 from Cinedigm. The title will also have limited early digital availability February 14.
Directed by Babak Najafi (Sebbe), Easy Money: Hard To Kill is the hugely anticipated follow-up to the critically acclaimed action adventure, Easy Money, which garnered Kinnaman Sweden’s highly coveted Guldbagge Award for “Best Actor.”
Based on the best-selling series of crime novels by Jens Lapidus, Easy Money: Hard To Kill follows the next chapter of the fascinating characters from the original film, all crossing paths in the form of a single bag of money.
Three years after the adventures in Easy Money, JW (Kinnaman), once a promising student lured by greed into drug dealing, finds himself in prison and struggles to rid his life of illegal activities. Given one final chance with a temporary leave from jail, JW’s life quickly spins out of control in a violent intersection with Mahmoud (Fares Fares, Zero Dark Thirty, Safe House) and Jorge (Matias Varela, “The Borgias”), both of whom have delved even deeper into crime through the years of JW’s incarceration.
Easy Money: Hard To Kill is the second in an explosive three-part adventure through Stockholm’s crime underworld. The next chapter in the saga, Easy Money: Life Deluxe, is also forthcoming from Cinedigm.
SYNOPSIS: JW (Joel Kinnaman, Robocop, The Killing), the promising business student who became an organized coke smuggler in Easy Money, is serving hard time in prison and struggling to get back on an honest path. There are glimmers of hope in his life: some venture capitalists are interested in a new piece of trading software he’s developed, and while behind bars he’s made peace with an old enemy.
This all proves to be an illusion. On leave from prison, and back in contact with his former gang, JW learns that once you’ve walked in the shoes of a criminal there just may be no going back.
The film is
presented in widescreen in a 1.78:1 aspect ration preserving its
theatrical format. The picture is just flawless. Not only the
picture looks great in this release, also the sound it is good,
a 5.1 Dolby Digital in English that provides a good complement
to the picture. It also includes English
Widescreen (1.78:1) 16x9
Filipino DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1
Subtitles - English