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AVP 2 Pack
, May 12, 2008
This review is from: AVP: Alien vs. Predator / Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem (Unrated Two-Pack) [Blu-ray] (Blu-ray)
Having recently watched AVP Requiem on Bluray I ended up really disappointed with this version. Being a fan of the first film (I'm among the few probably) I highly enjoyed the 2nd one in that it really pays homage to the old Aliens and Predator films, lots of violence, much better creature FX than the first AVP film and just a truer representation of the Aliens and Predators really makes this a fun film to sit through, BUT something happened with the Blu-ray release of this film. First the Unrated edition on Blu-ray is missing footage that the Unrated regular DVD has and 2nd, the movie is insanely dark. Having seen this at the theater when it was released I know for a fact that the movie was NOT this dark, something must have happened in the transfer process but unless this movie is watched in total darkness its almost impossible to see A LOT of the film, even the HD trailer on the SAME DISC is brighter, clearer and easier to see. I emailed FOX about these problems and I got a simple reply in that "We are looking into this issue but do not have a solution yet" So obviously there is a problem and I hope the institute an exchange.
Besides this the first AVP looks good, the visuals in Paul Anderson's films have always been great, whether you are a fan of his work is another story ;)
In either movie dont expect top notch performances from the human cast, neither movie is great on that front but I dont think you are watching these movies for oscar worthy performances anyhow.
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