Thursday, September 25, 2008

Iron Man Blu-ray Review

Iron Man Blu-ray Review
Written by Loys Johnson

Iron Man comes to Blu-ray with a solid 1080p AVC/MPEG-4 video transfer. The presentation is quite impressive, with great colors and strong detail. Black levels were solid for the majority of the film, although a darker scenes were not as deep as I would have liked. The detail in the Blu-ray presentation is stunning, the rocks in the desert, the rough skin, it all comes to life in 1080p. You could pic out every single pebble, every single facial hair, it's superb. I feel for those who are limited only to the DVD version of the film, as they are missing out on quite a bit. 9/10.

Dolby TrueHD 5.1 Audio is included, and it's demo material all around. The film is filled with so much action, and really shines. Gunshots to explosions all sound incredible, and make awesome use of the surround speakers. Dialogue is always in the front, and always very clear. The film's music adds a lot to the experience as well, bringing lots of excitement to an already great film. 10/10.

Disc One:
Hall Of Armor
The Invincible Iron Man (47:04) (HD)
Deleted/Extended Scenes (23:56) (HD)

Disc Two:
I Am Iron Man (1:49:00) (HD)
Wired: The Visual Effects Of Iron Man (27:01) (HD)
Robert Downey Jr. Screen Test (6:03) (HD)
The Actor's Process (4:13) (HD)
The Onion: Wildly Popular Iron man Trailer To Be Adapted Into Full-Length Film (2:38) (HD)
Theatrical Trailers (8:14) (HD)
Concept Art
Unit Photography

Paramount has provided a 2nd disc of extras for Iron Man, and they are all quite good. BD-Live features shoud be fantastic once they go live, although still not live at the moment. The Invincible Iron Man was quite entertaining, and fans of Iron Man should definitely enjoy it. My favorite feature is 'I Am Iron Man', so much went into it, and just very interesting. Fans should be very pleased. 8/10.

Blu-news Summary
Iron Man was a box office success, and looking to do the same on home video. The Blu-ray presentation really is the only way the film should be experienced, with fantastic detail and colors, to amazing sound. Extras are quite packed as well, and all in high-definition. Iron Man on Blu-ray is 'Highly Recommended.'

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Timothy said...

Good review, but you said 3 reviews today (yesterday) and we got 1. Stop slacking.

SpartanJohnson said...

Hey Timothy,

thanks for the comments. Yes, we had some issues earlier today. But it won't happen again, the other reviews will be up shortly.

Anonymous said...

Is there a digital copy that comes with the Blu-Ray or is that just the DVD version?

SpartanJohnson said...


A digital copy is not included.

Thanks for posting!