3D Blu-ray Review “Bait 3D”

Directed by: Kimble Rendall
Starring: Phoebe Tonkin, Xavier Samuel, Julian McMahon, Sharni Vinson
MPAA Rating: R
Distributed by: Anchor Bay
Release Date: September 18, 2012
Running Time: 90 minutes

Film: 4 out of 5 stars
Extras: 1 out of 5 stars

Anchor Bay really scored a winner with “Bait 3D”.  The film was shot natively shot in 3D and really delivers some great entertainment.  I watch many creature films, especially on Syfy.  I was hopefully this wasn’t going to be another one of those.  Well it was way more than I expected.  This is what “Shark Night 3D”, should have been like.  “Bait 3D”, really brings the action and very well for that matter.  The special effects are very impressive for this film especially with the great white sharks.  The story is a little laughable but well-executed.  Overall it is one hell of a fun time. Besides being a kick-ass film though, “Bait 3D” also features a stellar ensemble cast including Xavier Samuel (“The Twilight Saga: Eclipse”), Sharni Vinson (“Step Up 3D”), Alex Russell (“Chronicle”), and Julian McMahon (TV’s “Nip/Tuck”).

Official Premise: This intense 3D thriller tells the story of a group of survivors in a sleepy beach town who suddenly find themselves trapped inside a submerged supermarket, following a freak tsunami. As they try to escape to safety, they soon discover that there is a predator among them more deadly than the threat of drowning—vicious great white sharks lurking in the water, hungry for fresh meat. As the bloodthirsty sharks begin to pick the survivors off one by one, the group realizes that they must work together to find a way out without being eaten alive.

It is also being released a combo pack with the 3D and 2D version of the film on one Blu-ray and a seperate DVD version of the film.  I really recommend this film in 3D though. The effects are fantastic and include some great in your face moments. The 1080p transfer works well with the 3D effects as well and delivers a very sharp video.  The DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 track also packs some heat and works well with the non-stop action. The special features though are very lacking there is another a gallery of original production storyboards included.  I would have love to seen more focus on the 3D, the sharks and the overall production.


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