Bullet Train (2022) 4K
Bullet Train is basically John Wick on a train with a crazy cast of characters and falls into the more cartoony way of movies. There's plenty of violence to go around, an awesome amount of gore, and some extremely funny lines and characters. The 4K picture with Dolby Vision and the Dolby Atmos mix is both incredible and demo-worthy. The bonus features are worth watching as well. Highly Recommended!
Bullet Train (2022) 4K
Bullet Train is set on a high-speed modern train where a group of assassins is all tasked with retrieving a briefcase that belongs to an infamous yakuza boss. Nobody realizes other assassins are on the train at first, but as soon as eye contact is made, the violence ensues in bar cars, passenger cars, and even on the outside of the train. With a cast list that stars Brad Pitt (Johnny Suede), Aaron Taylor-Johnson (Kickass), Joey King (The Conjuring), Brian Tyree Henry (Atlanta), Michael Shannon (Bad Boys 2), Sandra Bullock (Fire on the Amazon), and Channing Tatum (Step Up), Bullet Train could easily get lost in the star power. But this script allows some unique personalities to collide, all made accessible through the psychology and personality traits of Thomas The Tank Engine.
It's easy to see where films like Snatch, Kill Bill, and anime shows heavily influenced the style of the movie with their "in-your-face" camera swoops and pans, along with graphics that display character names on the screen. Not only that, the breaking-the-fourth wall that is so popular in Deadpool also peaks its head out from time to time. Bullet Train can feel a little tiresome in parts when the film often cuts back to tell a story from the past. It disrupts the film's flow here and there, but when the action is once again centered on the train, the pace instantly picks back up. In its meta way, the characters make it all self-aware of these flashbacks and how boring they can be."
Vital Disc Stats: The Ultra HD Blu-rayBullet Train travels to 4K + Blu-ray + Digital Copy via Sony Pictures. The discs are housed inside a hard, black plastic case with a cardboard sleeve. The artwork boasts a colorful image of the cast and the train set in front of the cityscape. It looks great. There is an insert for a digital code as well.
Bright neon colors are present from the start as intense purples, greens, blues, yellows, reds, and even pinks strike-through to make each train car look excellent. Flashback sequences go from a warm orange-tinted look to a remarkable and blue-ish streak depending on the season. Wardrobe colors, the big city lights at night, and the LED lighting of the train car interiors all look bold and full of life. The Dolby Vision enhances these colors to their full effect, making distinguishing details and other nuanced colors easier in brighter scenes, especially the darker sequences. Black levels are deep and inky and the skin tones are always natural. The red blood looks excellent in its practical effects and CGI realm.
The detail is always vivid and sharp which allows close-ups to look intense and beautiful. Facial pores, beard stubble, individual hairs, wrinkles, makeup applications, and gory wounds all look fantastic. Textures in the weapons, train car leather, metal, and clothing all showcase their individual shine and sleekness. Wider shots never go soft either and have some great depth to them. High-speed visual effects are not pixelated and look realistic. There are no issues with banding, aliasing, or heavy video noise. This is one amazing-looking image and could be demo-worthy for new customers to the 4K industry.
This release has an excellent-sounding Dolby Atmos track that ignites a heart-pounding soundtrack with fun and vigor. The sound effects of boisterous, robust, and loud at all times. These spacial noises are nuanced and well-balanced in each speaker which flows smoothly in transitional sounds. Gun blasts, the fast-traveling train herself, fight choreography, and glass bottles being broken all sound wonderful Explosions pack a loud punch as well.
The low end of bass is booming with a smooth yet intense rumble that never has a rocky feel. The score and song cues are pitch-perfect that keep the film centered in its fun and entertaining atmosphere. The dialogue is always clean, clear, and easy to follow with no problems. The height speaker brings those sound effects from overhead, whether it be bullets flying by, rain, debris and body parts falling down from above, and more. This Dolby Atmos track is a joy to listen to.
Atmos adds fun to this chaotic action flick, keeping steady ambiance onboard the train even during dialog scenes. When action kicks up, so does the soundstage. Motion keeps up with kicks, punches, and gunfire, placing them accurately whether in the rears or stereos. Heights? They play too.
Bullet Train is a 2022 American action comedy film starring Brad Pitt as an assassin who must battle fellow killers while riding a bullet train. The film was directed by David Leitch from a screenplay by Zak Olkewicz, and produced by Antoine Fuqua, who initially conceived the film. It is based on the 2010 novel Maria Beetle (titled Bullet Train in the UK and US edition), written by Kōtarō Isaka and translated by Sam Malissa, the second novel in Isaka's Hitman trilogy, of which the first novel was previously adapted as the 2015 Japanese film Grasshopper. The film also features an ensemble supporting cast including Joey King, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Brian Tyree Henry, Andrew Koji, Hiroyuki Sanada, Michael Shannon, Benito A. Martínez Ocasio, and Sandra Bullock.
Yuichi Kimura, "The Father", boards a bullet train in Tokyo in search of the attacker of his son Wataru. Meanwhile, guided by his handler Maria Beetle, operative "Ladybug" is assigned to retrieve a briefcase full of cash from the same train, replacing a sick colleague, Carver. Ladybug is reluctant, as his recent string of bad luck during his jobs resulted in accidental deaths. Also on the train are two English assassin brothers codenamed "Lemon" and "Tangerine", who just rescued a man ("The Son") from kidnappers and are taking him and the briefcase to his father, a Russian-born Yakuza boss called "The White Death".
During the trip, The Son is killed by poisoning. Ladybug discreetly steals the briefcase, but on his way off the train, is attacked by another assassin, codenamed "The Wolf", who recognizes Ladybug from his wedding, where his wife was killed. The Wolf mistakenly believes Ladybug to be one of her killers. Ladybug confusedly fights The Wolf, who accidentally kills himself with a deflected knife throw. Yuichi finds the person who attacked Wataru, a young woman codenamed "The Prince", but she overpowers him. She explains that she pushed Wataru off a roof to lure Yuichi to the train as part of a plan to have him kill his boss: the White Death. To ensure his cooperation, she has a henchman holding Wataru hostage in the hospital.
Ladybug, recognizing Lemon from a job in Johannesburg gone wrong, offers to return the case in exchange for being allowed to leave. Lemon suspects that Ladybug killed The Son, leading to a fight. Lemon is knocked unconscious during the fight, and privately discusses Ladybug's innocence to Tangerine (due to him having left him unconscious instead of killing him), before both split off to find Ladybug and frame him for the Son's murder. The Prince finds the briefcase, booby-traps it with explosives, and rigs Yuichi's gun to explode if fired. Ladybug encounters Tangerine, and after avoiding the White Death's men, kicks Tangerine off the train as the train departs, who manages to climb back aboard from outside. Suspicious of the two, Lemon shoots Yuichi but collapses after drinking from a water bottle Ladybug had previously spiked with sleeping powder.
The Prince shoots Lemon and conceals him and Yuichi in a bathroom. Ladybug encounters yet another assassin, "The Hornet", who poisoned both the Wolf's wedding party and the Son with the venom of a boomslang snake. After a struggle, both are exposed to the venom, but only Ladybug receives an anti-venom that saves him. Tangerine runs into the Prince and notices one of Lemon's train stickers on her, realizing that she shot Lemon. Ladybug interrupts them, and Tangerine is killed before he can shoot the Prince. At the next stop, Yuichi's father, "The Elder", boards the train. He recognizes the Prince and informs her that Wataru is safe, as the henchman has been killed by his guard. After she flees, the Elder tells Ladybug he will remain to confront the White Death, who killed his wife while taking over the Yakuza.
Finding Yuichi and Lemon still alive, the four work together to make preparations to face the White Death. At Kyoto, Ladybug gives the White Death the briefcase. The Prince, revealed to be the White Death's daughter, fails to goad him into shooting her with the rigged gun. The White Death explains that everyone on the train was linked to the death of his wife. He hired them hoping they would kill each other, not knowing Carver (his wife's killer) was replaced by Ladybug. The White Death's henchmen open the briefcase, which explodes, knocking Ladybug and the White Death back onto the train. The White Death's remaining henchmen board and battle the assassins, while the Elder duels the White Death.
The train crashes into downtown Kyoto. Emerging from the wreck, impaled with the Elder's katana, the White Death tries to kill Ladybug, but the Prince's rigged gun explodes in his face. The Prince threatens Ladybug, Yuichi, and the Elder with a machine gun but is run over by a fruit truck driven by Lemon, who fell off the train earlier. Maria arrives to retrieve Ladybug, while Japanese authorities begin to clean up the damage caused by the train crash. 041b061a72