Film: 3 out of 5 stars
Extras: 2.5 out of stars
When it comes to Steve Austin, the guy knows action and can definitely kick some ass. He never got the mainstream attention like The Rock but he deserves it. Of course then you thrown in Danny Trejo, who is known for amazing roles like “Machete”. He is one scary son bitch but he is also just an awesome baddie. The film itself is nothing special and falls into the cheesy action genre. Luckily the film has a key cast and is worth watching just for that and also a few great action sequences.
The film follows Ryan Varrett (Austin) who is on a revenge mission to find the criminals who murdered his family. Ryan takes it upon himself to punish those responsible…and anyone who gets in his way. When he meets the killer Drayke (Trejo), the two go head to head in an all out blood vendetta.
For a low-budget action film, the video is very impressive with its 1080p transfer especially with its kick-ass action scenes. The DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 track is also impressive with the action.
The special features included are short but not completely terrible. There is a brief but interesting featurette “The Making of Recoil” looking into the film’s production. There are also a few deleted scenes, which run about 5 minutes and focus on Steve Austin’s character. Lastly there is the film’s trailer included.