Blu-ray Review “Blood-C: The Last Dark”

blood-c-lastdarkActors: Alexis Tipton, Robert McCollum
Directors: Zach Bolton
Rated: Unrated
Studio: Funimation
Release Date: October 22, 2013
Run Time: 105 minutes

Film: 3 out of 5 stars
Extras: 2 out of 5 stars

I have been a huge of the “Blood: The Last Vampire” franchise, especially a new series from the creators of “Ghost in the Shell”, “Blood-C”. The internet trolls have been quite harsh to this feature film sequel to that anime series, so I was a little nervous watching this but overall, I thought it was definitely watchable. It is not the strongest entry in the series but does feature some solid action and overall entertaining. In terms of the story it doesn’t add too much to the franchise but I think fans were a little too intense about this film, especially since it is quite visually. I would recommend it.

Official Premise: Saya is part human, part monster, and has one thing on her mind: REVENGE. Visions of twisted experiments and creatures slaughtering everyone she loved fuel her thirst for vengeance. With blade in hand and rage boiling in her veins, she tracks her tormentor to Tokyo, where flesh-hungry beasts have begun to feed. There, she joins a group of young hackers hunting for the same man. As Saya slices her way through lies, traps, flesh, and bone, how much blood will she shed to cut down the mastermind behind her madness?

FUNimation Entertainment delivered an impressive Blu-ray + DVD combo pack release as they have in the past with “Blood-C” as well. Same goes for the 1080p transfer in 1.78:1, which looks quite amazing. The colors are sharp and really pop especially the color red (but I don’t understand why 😉 ). There are two audio tracks including with an English and Japanese Dolby TrueHD 5.1. The English track definitely feels more epic. In terms of special features, the only real extra is an U.S. Actor and Staff commentary track. The rest of the extras include NoNeNoNe Theater, which comes in six parts. There are some Promotional Videos, the Original Teaser/Trailer and U.S. Trailer.


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