Thanks to 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment we had the chance to see the survival horror thriller “The Belko Experiment” on glorious Blu-Ray.
Written by James Gunn (Guardians of the Galaxy) and directed by Greg McLean (Wolf Creek) “The Belko Experiment” follows a group 80 employees locked inside an international corporation in Colombia who are forced to play a twisted game where they must kill each other, making everyday objects potential deadly weapons.
After a limited theatrical release overseas back in 2016, “The Belko Experiment” took almost two years to finally arrive in Australia on Blu-Ray and the wait was absolutely worth it, with the film delivering 88 minutes of killings, gore and overall a bloody good time (quite literally).
In addition, the narrative is quick and the characters are so cliche that the viewer wouldn’t feel any attachment to any of them, not even to the “hero” who is quite annoying. Moreover, there are a lot of familiar faces on the film, including Michael Rooker (The Walking Dead, Guardians of the Galaxy), Tony Goldwyn (Ghost), John McGinley (Scrubs) and Abraham Benrubi (Aka “Kubiac” in the 80’s Tv hit Parker Lewis Can’t Lose) among others.
Overall, The Belko Experiment has all the elements to become a cult classic and it’s a good mix of Battle Royale, The Raid and Old Boy, that definitely will keep viewers with their eyes wide open in front of their TVs. A perfect film to see with mates while having a cold beer.
The Belko Experiment is the “B movie” – well, kind of – you have been waiting for!
Out now on Blu-Ray!