A group of friends desperately trying to escape the toxic smoke that is the deadly result of a meteor shower strike in the middle of Los Angeles. In its wake, neither friends nor strangers are safe from each other. The only hope for survival is to try to reach the coast before it's too late.
For those looking to get their fix of zombie action before the return of The Walking Dead you could worse than checking out Disaster L.A.. The cast is nothing special and are only there to provide fresh meat for the hungry undead. The visual effects are decent, but there are a couple impressive shots of the city's destruction. The film runs a brisk 83 minutes and holds your attention enough but won;t stand up against classic films of the genre such as Dawn of the Dead. 6.5/10
Disaster L.A. arrives on Blu-ray with a 1080p transfer in the aspect ratio of 2.40:1 - The image is surprisingly good for being a direct-to-video release. Colors are mostly desaturated but there are flashes of more bold primaries when the blood spills. Black levels were good if not overly deep. There is an artificial grain to make the movie look more gritty. 7.5/10
Audio is provided by a DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 track. - Dialogue is placed front and center, consistently clear. The LFE channel kicks in when all hell breaks loose and provides some deep rumbles. Surrounds are used primarily for environmental and directional effects. The track is a solid performer overall, just don't expect demo material. 8.5/10