2000s Black Hawk Down (2002, Blu Ray)

Published on August 20th, 2009 | by Chris

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Black Hawk Down (2002, Blu Ray)


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On August 20, 2009
Last modified:October 5, 2012

Summary:

Everything I said about 2002's Black Hawk Down in my previous review still stands, including the words I used to describe it. F*cking intense. On Blu Ray? How about even more F'ing intense?

Black Hawk Down (2002, Blu Ray)Everything I said about 2002's Black Hawk Down in my previous review still stands, including the words I used to describe it.  F*cking intense.  On Blu Ray?  How about even more F'ing intense?

To recap, Black Hawk Down is the story of a routine mission gone totally FUBAR in Somalia.  That's about the long and short of the plot summary.

But there is just so much more to it than that, which I outlined in the previous review.

On Blu Ray, though, everything is even more intense, lending mostly to the uncompressed audio.  I don't recall the film sounding quite like *this* on DVD.  The explosions rumble, the bullets zip through the surrounds clearer... its just that much better.  The video, well, its not as crystal-clear as some newer Blu Ray releases, that's for sure.  There is a noticable amount of grain going on, but it's not terrible, and actually (IMO) reflects a decent transfer... meaning that it looks exactly like it was meant to.  I didn't notice any of that annoying digital noise in the dark spots, either.  The blacks are black, but even in the dark scenes (like the "last stand") everything was brilliantly clear.  I don't recall finding anything not-to-like about it. At all.  It still gets a 9/10 from me.

Extras?  I will admit to not checking them out, but the requisite commentary tracks are there, along with the "making of" feature.  Not a whole lot, but enough.

So, if you've got that brand new Blu-Ray player and sound system, and are looking for a title to really show it off, then Black Hawk Down should really be on your list.

Here's a clip, enjoy!

Black Hawk Down (2002, Blu Ray) Chris

Summary: Everything I said about 2002's Black Hawk Down in my previous review still stands, including the words I used to describe it. F*cking intense. On Blu Ray? How about even more F'ing intense?

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One Response to Black Hawk Down (2002, Blu Ray)

  1. Edward says:

    I am waiting to get this on blu ray because I hope they will eventually release the extended cut which I already have on DVD.

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