It’s time to take a look at one of Bruce Willis’s more recent film offerings from 2017, it’s known as LA Vengeance in the UK but as I was unable to purchase it on Blu-ray in the UK as it only appears to have been release on DVD. I’ve had to obtain an imported version under the worldwide title of Once Upon A Time In Venice. It’s billed as an action comedy, is it worth your time? Well let’s find out here’s my LA Vengeance aka Once Upon A Time In Venice Blu-ray Review.
- Once Upon A Time In Venice (2017) aka LA Vengeance (UK)
- Genre: Action, Comedy
- Running Time: 94 Mins
- Discs 1
- Released By Studiocanal
- Bluray Import
When private detective Steve Ford tangles with a drug lord named Spyder he lives to regret it. Following that incident Spyder steals Steve’s dog and gives him 24 hours to raise $4000 in order to get the dog back, just what lengths will he go to save his friend?
The film is directed by Mark and Robb Cullen with the cinematography side of things that’s taken care of by Amir Mokri. It all flows along rather slickly which good news and certainly helps with the action comedy style.
Music / Audio Effects
The music is by Jeff Cardoni and it conveys the comedy tone well whilst helping with the overall flow of the film.
Acting / Characters
Where to begin, Bruce Willis plays washed up private detective Steve that is still running around acting like a man several years younger. It’s kind of surreal seeing Willis skateboarding naked through the streets at night. That should give you a good idea of the tone of the films humour.
- Bruce Willis as Steve Ford
- Jason Momoa as Spyder
- John Goodman as Dave Phillips
- Thomas Middleditch as John
- Jessica Gomes as Nola
- Adam Goldberg as Lou the Jew
- Stephanie Sigman as Lupe
- Wood Harris as Prince
- Famke Janssen
- Ken Davitian as Yuri
- Victor Ortiz as Chuy
- Elisabeth Röhm as Anne Phillips
- Adrian Martinez as Tino
- Christopher McDonald as Mr. Carter
- Ron Funches as Mocha
- Kal Penn as Rajeesh
- Emily Robinson as Taylor
Conclusion – Once Upon A Time In Venice Film Review
Once Upon A Time In Venice is one of those incredibly silly action comedies that shows its intentions early on with Bruce Willis skateboarding throw the city completely naked. Let’s get one thing straight this is not a classic, in fact it’s one of those films in which having had several drinks prior to watching will probably enhance your overall experience.
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Once Upon A Time In Venice Blu-ray Review
The film was released in 2017 and therefore looks perfect so I would normally move on to the special features however there are none what so ever. That said considering you simply cannot purchase the film on blu-ray in the UK without buying an imported version I’m certainly not complaining.
On to my movie rating for Once Upon A Time In Venice (2017)
- Movie Rating: TOLERABLE
- Blu-ray Picture: EXCELLENT
- Extras: NONE
Once Upon A Time In Venice (2017) is available now on Blu-ray
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Once Upon A Time In Venice (2017) Blu-ray Review
Director(s): Mark Cullen, Robb Cullen
Actor(s): Bruce Willis, Jason Momoa, John Goodman, Thomas Middleditch, Jessica Gomes, Adam Goldberg, Stephanie Sigman, Wood Harris
Genre: Action, Comedy
- Movie Rating
- Blu-ray Picture Rating
An incredibly silly action comedy best seen after alcohol.