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Blu-Ray + DVD + Digital  |  Sony  | 2021 |  97 mins |  Rated PG  |  December 14,  2021

Director:  Andy Serkis

Starring:  Tom Hardy, Woody Harrelson, Michelle Williams, Naomie Harris, Reid Scott

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Video:

Codec: MPEG-4 AVC
Resolution: 1080p
Aspect ratio: 1.85:1
Original aspect ratio: 1.85:1

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Audio

English: DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 (48kHz, 16-bit)
French (Canada): DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1
Portuguese: DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 (48 kHz, 16-bit)
Spanish: Dolby Digital 5.1 (640 kbps)

| Film Synopsis |

Tom Hardy returns to the big screen as the lethal protector Venom, one of MARVEL’s greatest and most complex characters. Directed by Andy Serkis, written by Kelly Marcel with the story by Tom Hardy & Marcel, the film also stars Michelle Williams, Naomie Harris and Woody Harrelson, in the role of the villain Cletus Kasady/Carnage.

| Video |

The Blu-ray is excellent, featuring amongst the best precision detailing one is going to find on the format. A fair portion of this film is darkly lit so it’s difficult to judge the sharpness at times.

| Audio |

Sony brings "Venom: Let There Be Carnage" to Blu-ray with a DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 lossless soundtrack. The track maintains balance even in aggressive volume and intensity, and it holds clarity to precise elements even when the content is at its most intensive. Dialogue is clear and center focused for the duration.

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| Special Features |
  • Let There Be...Action: The movie's blend of humor and action, crafting key scenes, character exploration within the visual effects extravaganza, digital and human performances, Andy Serkis' direction, and more.

  • Outtakes & Bloopers: Humorous moments from the shoot.

  • Deleted Scenes: Included are Alternate Mugging, Break Up Extended, St. Estes Flashback, Unholy Trinity Extended, Burning St. Estes Alternate, and Beach Extended Ending.

  • Eddie & Venom: The Odd Couple: Exploring the relationship between the symbiotes and progressing the characters' narrative from the first film.

  • Tangled Web: Easter Eggs: A look at some of the secrets hidden throughout the film.

  • Sick and Twisted Cletus Kasady: A look at Harrelson's villainous character and the actor's work on the film.

  • A Fine Romance: Cletus & Shriek: Exploring the narrative complexities and character closeness surrounding two of the film's key characters.

  • Concept to Carnage: A look at Carnage's evolution from comic page to silver screen.

  • Select Scene Previs: Exploring key scenes in their crude digital animatic and finalized film forms in a side-by-side comparison. Included are Ravencroft Breakout, San Quentin Carnage, and Show & Tell.

  • Extras Trailer: An ad enticing viewers to watch the extras 

| Overall Reaction |

While "Venom: Let There Be Carnage" has a lot of exciting action as well as a lot more humor than the first film. Woody Harrelson is perfectly cast as Cletus.  The film is a bit short at 97 minutes, but still had a good time with it. Sony’s Blu-ray release looks and sounds great.  Worth Checking Out.

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SUMMARY:

Film:  3.5   Video:  4.0    Audio:  4.0    Extras:  3.5    Overall:  4.0