All the martial arts fantasy ultra-violence that you can handle, baby!
You ever watch the action classic The Raid, and think to yourself “You know, this is good, but what would make this even better is if they were all fighting demons.”??
Well my friends, fret not, as I have just the movie for you! And it is called… Blood Hunters.
UAMC Reviews Blood Hunters
An avenging aswang killer teams up with a hybrid and a team of demon hunters to attack the lair of the most powerful underworld warlords, only to find themselves in a twisted trap and a fight to the death.
Blood Hunters: Rise of the Hybrids is the newest action packed production from writer/director/co-star Vincent Soberano (The Trigonal: Fight for Justice, Police Story: Lockdown) and it is a real treat for action fans. Featuring expert choreography and nice bloody kills, Blood Hunters is a damn good action packed time.
One thing I appreciated about it was how it allowed the audience to get to know our heroes and villains first. While the pace of the first half may be considered slow going by some, I found it kind of nice that a movie in this day and age would give us the time to get familiar with its characters.
70 Minutes of Intense Ultra-Violence
But don’t worry folks, you don’t have to wait too long. At only 70 minutes, the movie moves pretty fast. And once the action hits, it hits like a supercharged freight train. The last 40 minutes are a non-stop barrage of bloody, martial arts carnage. And it is glorious!
Think The Raid meets From Dusk till Dawn, and you’ll immediately catch my drift. Bad ass martial arts and bloody, gory stabbings. That’s my kind of deal, and I loved every minute of it. Just a nice, frenzied bit of the old ultra-violence.
But How Ultimate is it?
Any issues? Some of the editing choices were puzzling. A scene that looked like it should’ve been there instead went there. And the audio on one of the main demons should’ve been redone, as the fangs he wears make it kind of hard to understand him.
But other than that, I really enjoyed this. A rock ’em, sock ’em action/horror hybrid done well is really hard to come by these days, so enjoy the good ones when we get them. Good ones like Blood Hunters.