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Dec032013

Fast and Furious 6 - Blu-ray Review

4.95 Stars (out of 5) - Rated PG-13 

Synopsis

Hobbs has Dom and Brian reassemble their crew in order to take down a mastermind who commands an organization of mercenary drivers across 12 countries. Payment? Full pardons for them all. (Buy Now $23.99)

Starring:

Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Dwayne Johnson, Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster, Tyrese Gibson

Director:

Justin Lin

Blu-ray Release Date:

December 10, 2013

Subtitles:

English SDH, French, Spanish

Rating

Overall rating weighted as follows:

Audio 40%, Video 40%, Special Features 20%, Movie - its just our opinion so take it with a grain of salt

Audio 4.95 Stars (out of 5)

Dolby and DTS Demo Discs used as basis for comparison

  • Subwoofer – 4.8 Stars
  • Dialog – 5.0 Stars
  • Surround Effects – 5.0 Stars
  • Dynamic Range – 5.0 Stars

English: DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1, French: DTS 5.1, Spanish: DTS 5.1

The Fast and Furious franchise never disappoints with its high octane audio performances, and this is no exception. The subwoofer is always active with sounds of numerous car crashes, heavy gunfire, expositions, and thumping punches. Dialog never gets lost in the high speed action, which could have been easy to do. The rear channels fill the room with sounds of revving engines, splashing water, whipping helicopter blades, and of course squealing tires.

Video  4.95 Stars (out of 5)

Spears & Munsil Benchmark Blu-ray Edition used as basis for comparison

  • Color Accuracy  - 5.0 Stars
  • Shadow detail – 5.0 Stars
  • Clarity – 5.0 Stars
  • Skin tones – 4.8 Stars
  • Compression – 5.0 Stars

Codec: MPEG-4 AVC, Resolution: 1080p, Original Aspect Ratio: 2.39:1

This Blu-ray has some of the best clarity you can see in 1080p. It’s so clear I was able to see each individual gray hairs in Dwayne Johnson’s goatee, scars on skin, blades of grass on lawns, lots of flying debris, and individual cobblestones on roads. There are lots of dark scenes and no details were lost in the shadows, and no compression issues were noticeable. The colors are slightly warm and help feature deep blue oceans, green grass, and bright colored expensive cars that get scratched and crashed in every scene.

Bonus Features 5.0 Stars (out of 5)

  • Take Control—Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Michelle Rodriguez and director Justin Lin appear at key moments throughout the film, offering observations and reflections on the movie, behind-the-scenes footage and more.

  • The London Chase—Gives viewers a front-row seat for the filming of a sprawling car chase through the streets of one of the world’s most historic—and congested—cities.

  • Highway Heist: The Convoy Attack—A first-hand account of a meticulously planned and executed action sequence, as Dominic’s gang saves the day in this high-velocity battle.

  • The Antonov Takedown—An exploration of what went into creating Fast & Furious 6’s spectacular finale sequence, featuring the world’s largest plane, including first- and second-unit filming, special effects, visual effects, car rigging, stunt drivers, green-screen shooting and more.

  • Dom and Letty Race Again – Vin Diesel and Michelle Rodriguez reunite on screen.

  • Gearhead’s Delight—A look at the latest hot cars showcased in Fast & Furious 6. Narrated by car lover Paul Walker.

  • The FLIP Car—Provides an inside look at the Fast franchise’s newest mind-blowing vehicle—the pivoting FLIP car. Dennis McCarthy, the film’s picture car coordinator, will take us through the coolest parts of this truly astonishing vehicle, and the destruction it leaves in its wake.

  • Hand-to-Hand Fury—This jam-packed featurette offers viewers a detailed look at the rehearsals, choreography, stunt work and filming of some of Fast & Furious 6’s most bone-jarring fight sequences.

  • Deleted Scenes – Three short scenes that found their way to the cutting room floor.

  • The Fastest of Them All—Chronicles the epic saga of the Fast films from chapters three through six.

  • Reuniting the Team—Explores the characters (and actors) that make up the Fast family, with a focus on founding partners Dom and Brian (and Vin and Paul).

  • Letty’s Return—Heralded by a crowd-pleasing cliffhanger in Fast Five, Michelle Rodriguez (“Letty”) makes a dramatic return in the sixth installment. This short feature explores how the creative team engineered her resurrection.

  • The Mastermind and The Mole—Viewers meet Fast “newbies” Luke Evans (“Shaw”) and Gina Carano (“Riley”) as they share their experience joining the cast of Fast & Furious 6 and how their characters fit into the new plot.

  • On the Set with Vin—Vin Diesel talks through a stunt he is about to perform and then rides his hot rod through an explosion, coming out unscathed.

  • Feature Commentary with Director Justin Lin

Movie – 3.5 Stars (out of 5)

Review

Fast and Furious 6 is an over the top action film with interesting characters that make it easy to enjoy with the fun. If you are looking for an action movie with lots of fight scenes, fast cars, guns, and explosions look no further Fast and Furious 6 delivers on all categories. Sometimes the movie seems a bit clunky and some scenes or interactions seem silly and out of place. The overall plot is simple, but it hinges on a cliché soap opera device that is hard to take seriously. The action sequences defy physics and are huge and cartoon-like. In fact, I rewound some of them to make sure I could believe my eyes. If you’re in the mood for mindless testosterone at play with big toys, this movie is definitely for you.

 

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