Dredd 3D (2012)
Discs: 1 50GB BR Disc, UV digital copy, Blu-ray 3D
Video: 1080p/MPEG-4 MVC, 2:40:1 AR
Audio: DTS-HD Master Audio 7.1
Subtitles: English, English SDH, Spanish
Region A (Locked)
Dredd 3D is a visually stunning, tight, bloody, action packed flick that bombed at the box office, which is a fact that we're still in denial about. It was a great movie that deserved far more love than it got, period. Urban was great as Dredd, and Thirlby and Headey were just as good in their roles. This movie played it straight, unlike the 1995 Stallone version, and was a better movie for it. It was nice to see that they stuck to canon and didn't have Dredd show his face this time out too.
As for the action... tons of people and things blew up, got shot up, got burnt up, got beat up... and it was all shamelessly and excessively violent. It was mindless fun that wasn't dumbed down like most actions flicks tend to be, and yet it didn't take itself too seriously.
Dredd 3D hit #1 in its first week on DVD and BD, selling more than 650,000 copies, and was the top film download in its debut week as well, which is good news for we fans. It proves that the film's audience is there, and as word of the movie's quality spreads, I have to imagine that its audience will grow and possibly pave way for a sequel. Hopefully.
This is honestly one of the best film experiences I had in 2012, and I imagine I'll be re-watching this movie plenty in the months to come.
|He'll pretty much shoot anything.|
I can't comment on the quality of the 3D for Dredd, because we've only watched it in 2D thus far, but I will say this; as amazing as it looks in 2D, it just has to look equally as amazing, if not more so, in 3D.
|Drugs are bad, mmmkay?|
|The rape scene was crazy loud and immersive.|
* Mega-City Masters: 35 Years of Judge Dredd featurette
* Day of Chaos: The Visual Effects of Dredd 3D featurette
* Dredd featurette
* Dredd's Gear featurette
* The 3rd Dimension featurette
* Welcome to Peachtrees featurette
* Dredd Motion Comic Prequel
* Theatrical Trailers
|He really is the 'effing law.|
The marketing for this movie sucked, it should have never been released in the crappy-for-movies month of September, and Lionsgate should have played the 3D aspect of things down a bit. If I was skeptical about this movie sucking as bad as Stallone's original did, then general audiences were even more so. Dredd bombed at the Box Office, and it's a way better film than that. This is no John Carter or Battleship; Dredd 3D is an action lover's/Fanboy's dream.
Whatever the reason(s) for its BO failure, it all comes down to the fact that it was handled wrong.
If you blind buy one DVD/BD this month, make it this one. If it sells well on the various home video platforms, which it is so far, we may be lucky enough to get a sequel somewhere down the line, and we'd love that. This great flick certainly deserves to have one.
|5 of 5 Blu Master's|