DVD | Action | 03 Jun 2020
You Don't Need a Past to Have a Future
Ray Garrison, a slain soldier, is re-animated with superpowers. After he and his wife are murdered, marine Ray Garrison is resurrected by a team of scientists. Enhanced with nanotechnology, he becomes a superhuman, biotech killing machine'Bloodshot'. As Ray first trains with fellow super-soldiers, he cannot recall anything from his former life. But when his memories flood back and he remembers the man that killed both him and his wife, he breaks out of the facility to get revenge, only to discover that there's more to the conspiracy than he thought.
Review of Bloodshot by Peter Walkden
Ray Garrison (Vin Diesel) is a soldier who returns home to his loving wife. Life seems too good to be true, and it is only enjoyed for a short duration. Ray’s wife is captured, murdered and Ray himself is killed. But! After this tragedy, Ray wakes up in a lab with a completely changed body. His body has been donated to science. Upon waking up, Ray is advised of his current situation. We also know that Ray is now all alone and does not even have family who will miss him. But now he has new abilities which have never been seen before. These abilities include Ray being able to selfheal and incredible strength, all thanks to the latest advancement in technology. With this new body, Ray has been given a second chance and begins his new life by seeking revenge on the man who killed his wife.
For those who are not aware, Bloodshot is one of the first films based on a Valiant Comic. In case you are wondering, Bloodshot differs from the standard Marvel, DC or general superhero story.
One element that I did appreciate in Bloodshot was the film’s visuals and special effects. Seeing flesh shot come off someone and see it all reconnect was fun during action sequences. There are effects here that take away from realism by turning characters into full CGI, making this film look more like a video game.
Overall, Bloodshot has an appealing setup, and it’s loaded with brainless action sequences. Outcomes for the leading man at times may seem predictable, but in the end, it’s still an entertaining film.
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Release Date: 03 Jun 2020
Actor(s): Vin Diesel, Eiza González, Sam Heughan, Toby Kebbell, Talulah Riley, Lamorne Morris, Guy Pearce, Siddharth Dhananjay, Tyrel Meyer, Alex Anlos, Clyde Berning, Jeremy Boado, Tamer Burjaq, Alex Hernandez, Jóhannes Haukur Jóhannesson
Catalogue No: DK2400
Disc Count: 1
Aspect Ratio: 2.40:1
OFLC Rating: M
Run Time: 105
Transfer Format: 16:9 Enhanced, Full Height Anamorphic, Widescreen
Video Format: PAL
Primary Audio: Dolby Digital 5.1
Language: English, Dolby Digital 5.1, German, Dolby Digital 5.1, Russian, Dolby Digital 5.1, Spanish, Dolby Digital 5.1
Subtitles: Danish, English, English Audio Commentary, English for the Hearing Impaired, Estonian, Finnish, German, Latvian, Lithuanian, Norwegian, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish, Ukrainian
Region Code: 2,4,5
OFLC Advice: Action Violence, Coarse Language, Science Fiction Themes
Director(s): Dave Wilson
Genre: Action/Adventure, Action, Drama, Science Fiction