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The Transporter: Refueled (BLU-RAY)

There’s no denying that Jason Statham is Frank Martin, but Ed Skrein makes for a pretty decent backup. The Transporter: Refueled is EuropaCorp’s reboot of the franchise without Statham at the helm, and while it’s evident his absence has a great impact on the film, it’s not without shining moments, namely some fantastic fight sequences.

 

This is a review of the quality of the Blu-ray release. For the film itself, please read our theatrical review.

 

QUALITY:

The Blu-ray picture quality is great. The colors are sharp and the blacks are deep. The film is presented in 2.39:1 widescreen format with 5.1 surround sound. The action scenes in particular look fantastic, especially the fight inside and outside the club. You can hear every punch against a backdrop of electronic dance music as the camera swings around the action capturing it from every angle. The story may be mediocre, but at least it looks and sounds great.

 

BONUS FEATURES:

  • Frank Martin: The Reluctant Hero
  • The Coeur Brise: Les Femmes of Refueled
  • Rocketing From 0-60

The quantity of the bonus features is rather limited, but their quality is fantastic. There’s a high sharpness to them that is even better than the film itself. Two of the bonus features provide a behind-the-scenes look at the new characters of the film; Ed Skrein taking on the role of Frank Martin and the dangerous Femme Fatales. It wouldn’t be a Transporter film without insane driving sequences, either, and “Rocketing From 0-60” explores the many car stunts the production managed to pull off.

 

The behind-the-scene features for The Transporter: Refueled are actually more interesting than the film itself. It’s clear that Ed Skrein is both talented and passionate about the franchise, but he’s still no Jason Statham.

Matt Rodriguez
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