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Warner Bros. Home Entertainment provided me with a free copy of the Film I reviewed in this Blog Post. The opinions I share are my own.

4K Ultra HD + Blu-Ray + Digital  | Warner Bros.  | 1998 |  120 mins |  Rated R  | Dec 1, 2020

Director:   Stephen Norrington

Starring:   Wesley Snipes, Stephen Dorff, Kris Kristofferson, N'Bushe Wright

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Video:

Codec: HEVC / H.265
Resolution: Native 4K (2160p)
HDR: HDR10
Aspect ratio: 2.39:1
Original aspect ratio: 2.39:1

Audio

English: Dolby Atmos
English: Dolby TrueHD 7.1 (48kHz, 24-bit)
French: Dolby Digital 5.1 (640 kbps)
German: Dolby Digital 5.1 (640 kbps)
Italian: Dolby Digital 5.1 (640 kbps)

| Film Synopsis |

A half-vampire, half-mortal man becomes a protector of the mortal race, while slaying evil vampires. #Blade4K

| Video |

BLADE is presented by Warner Bros. in a  4K UHD with HDR10. The film is presented in 3840×2160 resolution at 2.39:1 aspect ratio. The pop of colors are extremely impressive,  especially during the club massacre at the beginning of the film where everything has a red tint to it. Blacks are strong and consistent with skin tones being natural. BLADE was originally shot in 35mm and with this new 4K presentation it holds up remarkably well.

| Audio |

This 4K release comes with a new impressive Dolby Atmos mix. Each speaker picks up the most of the sound effects flawlessly. Great rumble from the sub during the techno music nightclub scene. Atmospheric sounds bounce off every wall in the room.  Vocals are loud, clear and crisp. The audio presentation is a wonderful experience from start to finish. 

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| Special Features |

4K UHD

Audio Commentary

  • With Wesley Snipes, Stephen Dorff, David Goyer, Theo Van De Sande,   Kirk M. Petruccelli & Peter Frankfurt

  • Isolated Scored with Commentary by Composer Mark Isham

Blu-ray

  • La Magra 

  • Designing Blade 

  • Origins of Blade: A Look at Dark Comics 

  • The Blood Tide 

  • Theatrical Trailer 

| Overall Reaction |

It's 22 years later since BLADE came to theatres and looks better than it ever has before. The new 4K transfer with HDR10 and Dolby Atmos sound mix are both fantastic. If you are a fan of the film, you are going to be blown away by this new presentation. Highly Recommended! 

Summary (out of 5)

Film:  4.0   Video:  4.5    Audio:  4.5    Extras:  3.0    Overall:  4.5