PHYSICAL MEDIA REVIEW
OCTOBER. 18. 2021.
BLURAY REVIEW: 'NO MAN OF GOD' (2021) [RLJE FILMS]
No Man of God (2021) - Available on DVD and Blu-ray October 19th, 2021
Directed by Amber Sealey (No Light and No Land Anywhere), No Man of God stars Elijah Wood (The Lord of the Rings trilogy), Luke Kirby ("The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel"), Aleksa Palladino (The Irishman) and Robert Patrick (Terminator 2: Judgment Day). It was written by Kit Lessor.
Synopsis: In 1980, Ted Bundy was sentenced to death by electrocution. In the years that followed, he agreed to disclose the details of his crimes, but only to one man. During the early days of the agency's criminal profiling unit, FBI analyst Bill Hagmaier met with the incarcerated Ted Bundy in the hopes of understanding the psychology of the serial killer and providing closure for the victim's families. As Hagmaier delves into Bundy's dark and twisted mind, a strange and complicated relationship develops that neither man expected. Based on actual transcripts of interviews between FBI analyst Bill Hagmaier and the incarcerated Ted Bundy.
Our critic Peter Gray had this to say about the film: "A different take on the serial killer narrative than usual, Ted Bundy should indeed be left out of the medium now. His victims and their families deserve their peace, and though No Man of God is an impressive piece of work, succeeding at being a discomforting look at the man’s narcissism, Sealey feels like she’s peeled back so much of the fascination with him that there’s little to nothing left. A thematically heavy film that should only be viewed by those prepared for extended sequences of dialogue, No Man of God is a captivating watch but one that can’t entice secondary rounds."
The Blu-ray release is unfortunately scarce on the special features. It only includes a single extra:
The Making of No Man of God
Sitting at a majority "Half" popcorn in our REVIEW, the question you have to ask yourself is just how invested you are into the lore of the infamous serial killer, Ted Bundy. If you have no interest in the subject at hand then you should probably skip this one entirely. For us at CRPWrites.com No Man of God is a definite maybe.