Random Acts of Violence, Blu-Ray

The thought-provoking satirical and pulse-pounding Random Acts of Violence, starring Jesse Williams and Jordana Brewster, is now available on DVD and Blu-Ray. Director Jay Baruchel hits hard with his social commentary about the artistic and nihilistic license of brutal aggression. 

“Comic book creator Todd Walkley, his wife, assistant, and best friend, are heading to NYC Comic Con when bad things start to happen—people start getting killed. It soon becomes clear that a crazed fan is using his ‘SLASHERMAN‘ comic as inspiration for the killings. And as the bodies pile up, and Todd’s friends become victims themselves, he is forced to face the killer and put an end to his notorious comic once and for all.”

Here are 5 reasons why you should get Random Acts of Violence on DVD:

5) Jesse Williams!

Jesse Williams gets the rare and tricky opportunity to play the protagonist and antagonist at the same time. Like Frankenstein and his Monster, Todd Walkley (Williams) denies reality even as he witnesses how his own creation unleashes itself onto society. Williams brings his charisma and makes you feel for Todd, who may or may not be a victim of his own chaos. 

4) Jordana Brewster!

Jordana Brewster brings in her charisma and sassiness as Kathy. In the role of Todd’s girlfriend, Brewster gets a chance to speak out and revel in the film’s provocative message. Interestingly, Kathy is not only calling out on her boyfriend; she’s also directing the questions to the audience. Are you, the viewer, getting off on this exploitation? 

3) The Source!

Random Acts of Violence is based on the comic book of the same name by writers Justin Gray and Jimmy Palmiotti, artists and artists Giancarlo Caracuzzo and Paul Mounts. There are animated segments in the cinematic adaptation that I feel pay homage to the original source material. Both narratives explore whether or not the ideas of a creator influence the outside world in a negative light.  

2) The Special Features!

Interview with Director Jay Baruchel

More Than Just a Scary Movie

Inside the Making Of an Action Scene

1) The Direction!

Director Jay Baruchel aims for the jugular with his bleak and shocking ending. Not only does Baruchel experiment with pacing and angles, he also attempts to push the slasher genre to the next level. 

Random Acts of Violence hits VOD, Digital, Blu-ray, and DVD on February 16th, 2021.

By Jorge Solis