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Ninja Assassin

Montsta
04-13-2010, 10:01 PM
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Product Details (Courtesy of Amazon.com)
Actors: Rain
Directors: James McTeigue
Format: AC-3, Color, Dolby, DTS Surround Sound, Widescreen, Subtitled
Language: French (Dolby Digital 5.1), English (DTS-HD High Res Audio), Spanish (Dolby Digital 5.1)
Subtitles: English, French, Spanish
Aspect Ratio: 2.40:1
Number of discs: 3
Rating: R (Restricted)
Studio: Warner Home Video
DVD Release Date: March 16, 2010
Run Time: 99 minutes

The Rundown on Ninja Assassin
Raizo (Rain, a Korean pop-star) is an orphan child that gets trained by a clan of Ninjas that basically get paid by governments of the world to assassinate people. Raizo turns out to be the most bad-ass of all of the Ninjas in the clan, but becomes an outcast after refusing to carry-out an order from his sensei-pseudofather. He meets up with a young Interpol agent, and protects her from the rest of the Ninjas when she becomes a target because she is digging a little too deep into the Ninja stories and legends. Raizo is uber-badass with his chain-blade weapon.

If you are into action movies, and can take a Ninja movie at face value without micro-analyzing every plot gap or cheesy one-liner, I HIGHLY recommend this movie for you. The Wachowski Brothers (The Matrix guys) are producers here and it shows. I remember when The Matrix came out on DVD and it was the bee's knees of PQ at the time, well I feel like this is the same thing for me on Blu-ray. This movie has amazing picture quality, with deep blacks, vibrant colors (when not at night time) and no blurring at all during the (ample) action scenes. I was amazed that at the end when there is a huge showdown in a burning building, that the picture remains beautiful even with all the fast movements and heat vapors from all the fire. It's hard to explain but it looks beautiful.

I have all new floor speakers, ceiling speakers (w/ dynamatted box) and a new sub coming, and this will be the first movie I enjoy with it no doubt.

The Myth and Legends of Ninjas and The Extreme Sport of Ninjas are pretty cool special features, and the fact that you also get the DVD and a digital copy makes this purchase a no-brainer for anyone that loves picking up home theater showcase Blu-ray action movies.

Picture Quality: 4.5/5
Audio Quality: 4/5

Thanks for reading.

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If I may make a side-note here, whatever marketing person decided to start putting DVD's in with Blu-rays as a combo pack deserves a statue in their honor, or at least a free day off of work or something. Whoever realized that people (most I know, anyway) don't yet have a Blu-ray player in every room of the house, and it can be hard to justify spending $25 for a living room only movie is a friggin' model American. Especially with the CGI (Cars, Monster's Inc., Etc.) kids movies this is great, because it will be years before my 8 year old daughter has a BD player in her bedroom. I just don't have that kind of disposable income.