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Directed by Robert D. Krzykowski
USA 2018

 

The story follows a legendary American war veteran named Calvin Barr (Elliott / Turner) who, decades after serving in WWII and assassinating Adolf Hitler, must now hunt down the fabled Bigfoot. Living a peaceful life in New England, reflecting on a lost love, the former veteran is contacted by the FBI and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police to lead the charge as the creature is carrying a deadly plague and is hidden deep inside the Canadian wilderness.

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Since WWII, Calvin Barr has lived with the secret that he was responsible for the assassination of Adolf Hitler. Now, decades later, the US government has called on him again for a new top-secret mission. Bigfoot has been living deep in the Canadian wilderness and is carrying a deadly plague that is now threatening to spread to the general population. Relying on the same skills that he honed during the war, Calvin must set out to save the free world yet again. Starring Sam Elliott (A Star is Born), Aidan Turner (“Poldark”), Caitlin FitzGerald (“Masters of Sex”) and Ron Livingston (Office Space), THE MAN WHO KILLED HITLER AND THEN THE BIGFOOT follows the epic adventures of an American legend that no one has ever heard of.

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Calvin Barr (Sam Elliott), who fought during WWII, is an unsung hero responsible for saving the world from one of the biggest tyrannical rules in history. Ending the war, he was able to infiltrate the Nazi ranks and assassinate Adolf Hitler. Years after his service, he finds himself being forced out of retirement by the FBI to save the world again. With Bigfoot wandering Canada and carrying a dangerous plague, he has to stop the creature before it's too late. Written and directed by Robert D. Krzykowski.

Excerpt from B+N located HERE

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Theatrical Release: July 20th, 2018 (Fantasia International Film Festival)

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Review: Sparky Pictures - Region 'B' - Blu-ray

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Distribution Sparky Pictures - Region 'B' - Blu-ray
Runtime 1:37:41.376        
Video

2.40:1 1080P Dual-layered Blu-ray

Disc Size: 38,696,255,48 bytes

Feature: 27,802,927,104 bytes

Video Bitrate: 31.93 Mbps

Codec: MPEG-4 AVC Video

NOTE: The Vertical axis represents the bits transferred per second. The Horizontal is the time in minutes.

Bitrate Blu-ray:

Audio

LPCM Audio English 2304 kbps 2.0 / 48 kHz / 2304 kbps / 24-bit
DTS-HD Master Audio English 3555 kbps 5.1 / 48 kHz / 1555 kbps / 24-bit (DTS Core: 2.0 / 48 kHz / 3555 kbps / 24-bit)
Commentary:

LPCM Audio English 2304 kbps 2.0 / 48 kHz / 2304 kbps / 24-bit

Subtitles None
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Sparky Pictures

 

2.40:1 1080P Dual-layered Blu-ray

Disc Size: 38,696,255,48 bytes

Feature: 27,802,927,104 bytes

Video Bitrate: 31.93 Mbps

Codec: MPEG-4 AVC Video

 

Edition Details:

• Commentary by writer/director Robert D. Krzykowski
• Behind the Scenes (39:14)
• Deleted Scenes (8:52)
• "Elsie Hooper" short (5:45)
• Joe Kramer Interview (6:23)
• Conceptual Designs (2:09)


Blu-ray Release Date:
May 9th, 2019
Standard Blu-ray Case

Chapters 12

 

 

Comments:

NOTE: The below Blu-ray captures were taken directly from the Blu-ray disc.

Sparky Pictures in the UK have transferred The Man Who Killed Hitler and then The Bigfoot to a Blu-ray package. It's on a dual-layered disc in 1080P with a high bitrate. It seems to have been shot in HD and looks about as pristine as you might expect for a modern film. It is in the 2.40:1 aspect ratio and looks quite striking in-motion with strong detail - notable in the film's close-ups - and impressive locations and use of effects, although, not unlike a true creature-feature, 'The Bigfoot' is rarely in focus for long. Overall,  the image quality is, predictably, impressive.

The audio is transferred via the option of a linear PCM stereo track or a DTS-HD Master 5.1 surround option. The films effects are strongly represented by the depth and separation of the surround track. The score is by
Joe Kraemer (Jack Reacher, The Way of the Gun) and there is other music; A Winters Sleep, Lonely is the Night, Bill Withers' Use Me, Animotion's Obsession and sounding beautiful Vince Guaraldi Trio's Cast Your Fate To The Wind as well as Moonglow performed by Benny Goodman. The lossless audio quality is as flawless as the HD video. There are no subtitles offered on this Region 'B' Blu-ray.

Sparky Pictures add plenty of supplements that start with a commentary by writer/director Robert D. Krzykowski who fills in details that he would be most privy to about the production with back-stories about the crew (Douglas Trumbull!) and cast. It's a shade dry but informative. There are a whopping 40-minutes of 'Behind the Scenes' footage with snippets from Elliot and others, a 9-minute 'Deleted Scenes' and Krzykowski's 6-minute short "Elsie Hooper" short described as "In the sleepy town of Campbell Falls, Ridley Hooper awakens to discover that his little sister has been stolen by an army of creepy Shadowmen. Arming himself, Ridley embarks on a terrifying adventure to rescue Elsie Hooper..." We get a short Joe Kramer Interview and a couple of minutes of some of the film's impressive conceptual designs.

I enjoyed The Man Who Killed Hitler and then The Bigfoot for the pulpy-adventure-fantasy angle with unrequited love and as one commenter on our Twitter feed reminded us "... any film with Sam Elliott makes it 25% better... and if it has his moustache it is 50% better". The
Blu-ray presentation is fabulous, plus there is a commentary, and other extras. A superior popcorn'er, with an amazing title, that I had to see and review!

Gary Tooze

 


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