If you’re a fan of bloody revenge horror, then I’ve got some great news for you. The chaotically violent and bonkers thriller The Retaliators is about to come out on Blu-ray. The film was already available on VOD, but as of this Tuesday, February 21, you’ll be able to own a physical copy of it as well.
I have to be honest, before hearing this news, I had never seen The Retaliators. I had heard good things about it, but it was one of those movies I just never got around to watching. However, once I found out the film was about to be available on Blu-ray, I decided to check it out. I’m an avid Blu-ray collector, so I wanted to see if it was worth adding to my collection.
The Retaliators is about a widowed pastor named John Bishop, and when the movie starts, he exemplifies the “turn the other cheek” mentality. However, when his oldest daughter is brutally murdered, that all changes. He tries to find the guy who did it, and his search leads him to a dark underground world where his only options are to kill or be killed.
From that brief plot description, The Retaliators probably seems like a fairly typical revenge horror film, but it actually ends up being a bit more than that. It has an unexpected plot twist that sends the story completely off the rails (but in a good way!), so if you haven’t seen this movie yet, you’re in for one hell of a ride.
That being said, it still features all the crazy and cathartic violence you’d want from a revenge thriller, so don’t let the plot twist fool you. It more than delivers on its promise of horrifically bloody comeuppance, so if you’re looking to add another brutal tale of vengeance and violence to your collection, this is definitely the film for you.
As I said, The Retaliators will be available to purchase on Blu-ray starting February 21, and if you’d like to learn about more about the movie’s highs and lows, check out Sean Parker’s and Alix Turner’s reviews of it.