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John Wick: Chapter 3 Parabellum (UHD Blu-ray) review

John Wick: Chapter 3 Parabellum (UHD Blu-ray) review
« on: September 11, 2019, 02:23:58 PM »

Studio: Lionsgate    
Release Date: September 10, 2019
Rating: R
Film: 4/5
Super assassin John Wick (Keanu Reeves) has a $14 million price tag on his head after killing a member of the High Table, the shadowy international assassins’ guild. Now excommunicado, and with an army of the world’s most ruthless hit men and women on his trail, John must find a way to survive in this third chapter of the adrenaline-fueled action series.  
My Thoughts
I’ve really enjoyed all of the John Wick films for what they are—mindless action movies with outstanding choreographed fights, balls to the wall action sequences, and just enough story thrown in to keep it interesting. While the story isn’t as strong in Chapter 3, the intense action and fight scenes are a step above the previous two films and makes this one hell of a ride. While Reeves probably won’t win any Oscars in his life, he’s tailor made for these types of roles. Hell, look at him shooting in real life:

His costar in the film, Halle Barry isn’t half bad herself:

As one would expect, the A/V quality is outstanding on this disc and helps with the overall viewing experience. While Reeves won’t win an Oscar for his acting, the sound editing on this film may be in the running—yes, it’s a two-hour demo reel.
Video 9.5/10 
Audio 10/10 (Dolby Atmos)
Special Features:
  • “Parabellum: Legacy of the High Table” Featurette
  • “Excommunicado” Featurette
  • “Check Your Sights” Featurette
  • “Saddle Up Wick” Featurette
  • “Bikes, Blades, Bridges, and Bits” Featurette
  • “Continental in the Desert” Featurette
  • “Dog Fu” Featurette
  • “House of Transparency” Featurette
  • “Shot by Shot” Featurette
  • Theatrical Trailer #1
  • Theatrical Trailer #2
  • John Wick Hex Game Trailer
  • “Behind the Scenes of John Wick Hex” Featurette
  • Blu-ray+ Digital Copy

If you liked the first two films, you’ll probably love this one. Yes, it’s violent as hell, but isn’t that what we signed up for to begin with? Highly recommended.
Reference Review System:
 JVC DLA-RS2000 4K Ultra High Definition Front Projector
 (Calibrated with Portrait Displays CalMAN color calibration software & C6-HDR Meter from Portrait Displays)
 Stewart Filmscreen - Firehawk 88” 16x9 Fixed Screen
 Anthem AVM60 Audio/Video Processor 
 ATI AT527NC Powering Bed Channels

ATI AT524NC Powering Atmos Speakers
 Panasonic DP-UB820 Ultra HD Blu-ray Player 
 System Controller: URC MX-980

M&K S-150 THX Ultra (R-C-L Speakers)
M&K SS-150 x4 (Surround Speakers)
 Atlantic Technology IC6-OBA x 4 Overhead Speakers
 SVS PC-Ultra Cylinder Subwoofer
 HSU VTF-15H MK2 Subwoofer
 SVS SB-3000 Subwoofer

JL Audio Dominion D110 Subwoofer x 2 (configured as tandem mid bass modules)

Mini DSP controlling all subwoofers
 Audioquest and Monoprice - Audio/Video/Speaker Cabling
 PureAV PF60 Power Conditioner
Blu-ray Reviewer / Technical Writer
Sound & Vision Magazine

Re: John Wick: Chapter 3 Parabellum (UHD Blu-ray) review
« Reply #1 on: September 11, 2019, 03:07:17 PM »

We are on the same page here Dave. You have to take the JW films at face value. I also loved the A/V presentation.



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Re: John Wick: Chapter 3 Parabellum (UHD Blu-ray) review
« Reply #2 on: September 11, 2019, 07:28:13 PM »
Can't wait. I have my new bottle of Blanton's ready. 
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