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Blade (UHD Blu-ray) review

Blade (UHD Blu-ray) review
« on: December 02, 2020, 06:53:15 PM »


Studio: Warner Brothers      
 Release Date: December 1, 2020
Rating:  R
Film:  3.5/5
 
 Plot
 Wesley Snipes stars as Marvel’s iconic half-vampire, half-human vampire hunter, Blade. With all the strengths of a vampire, and none of their weaknesses, the Day Walker uses his incredible gifts to hunt his enemies in his search for the one that killed his mother and turned him into the monster he is. Blade’s fight leads him to Deacon Frost (Stephen Dorff), a rising force in the vampire world, set on raising a vampire God bent on destroying mankind
 
 My Thoughts
 It’s been over 20 years since I’d watched this film and while I remembered the overall story arc, I couldn’t recall specific details of the tale. This made watching it almost like watching it for the first time. One thing I can say is I didn’t recall how much gore is in it, and there’s a lot. Like my good friend Ralph Potts told me, “It’s a vampire action flick—man, you’re a lightweight!” Maybe he’s right but I’m really not complaining (my wife was), but it was one aspect of the story that I’d forgotten.
 
One thing I did like about the story is there some heft to it, but I can’t say I loved Snipe’s performance. He’s a little “too” cool and distant, but that doesn’t really take much away from the overall film. It’s a fun way to spend a couple of hours on mindless entertainment and the A/V quality is quite good, especially the Atmos track.

  
 Video 8.5/10 
 
 Audio 9/10 (Dolby Atmos)
 
 Special Features:
 
  • Commentary with Wesley Snipes, Stephen Dorff, David S. Goyer, Theo Van De Sande, Kirk M. Petruccelli & Peter Frankfurt
  • Isolated score with commentary by composer Mark Isham
  • 4K UHD + Blu-ray + Digital Copy
 

 

 
 Conclusion
 It’s nice to see some additional catalog titles being released in 4K outside of past blockbusters. Maybe that’s one thing to be thankful for from the Pandemic—I’m not sure that would have been the case with a full slate of theatrical releases. If you’re a fan of the film you’ll be pleased with the A/V quality on the disc and may be worth a double-dip if you want the best experience possible. Recommended.  
 

 
 Reference Review System:
  
 
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 110” 2.35:1 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
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 JL Audio Fathom F110 Subwoofers x 2 (stacked)

JL Audio Dominion D110 Subwoofer x 2 (stacked)

Mini DSP HD controlling all subwoofers
 Audioquest and Monoprice - Audio/Video/Speaker Cabling
 PureAV PF60 Power Conditioner
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Re: Blade (UHD Blu-ray) review
« Reply #1 on: December 03, 2020, 04:37:25 AM »
Greetings,

Nice review Dave! There's nothing wrong with being a "lightweight" in this regard. ;)

I received my copy from Warner only yesterday so, I haven't finished it yet.


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Re: Blade (UHD Blu-ray) review
« Reply #2 on: December 03, 2020, 05:37:49 AM »
i have mine....but need to finish the LotR and Hobbits first 

hopefully by then a BEQ will come out for it too :)
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Re: Blade (UHD Blu-ray) review
« Reply #3 on: December 03, 2020, 07:46:05 AM »
I've never seen this movie, and I'm on the fence about changing that. 
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Re: Blade (UHD Blu-ray) review
« Reply #4 on: December 03, 2020, 12:16:16 PM »
I vaguely remember it from dvd days.  Havent seen it since then though.  Looking forward to it
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Re: Blade (UHD Blu-ray) review
« Reply #5 on: December 04, 2020, 06:18:03 AM »
If I remember correctly, there are 3 blade movies.

This one and then part 2 and then trinity.

I wonder if they will do a package deal update later.
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Re: Blade (UHD Blu-ray) review
« Reply #6 on: December 04, 2020, 07:05:43 AM »
If I remember correctly, there are 3 blade movies.

This one and then part 2 and then trinity.

I wonder if they will do a package deal update later.
guaranteed they create a package release lol.
thats ok Ill buy them individually

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