Aug 192014
 

For a DTV flick, Legendary isn’t bad and the visual effects are halfway decent… well, probably Asylum levels and at least better than a SyFy Original Movie. Scott Adkins actually is alright here and Dolph Lundgren always seems to have a good time playing an unabashed villain. The DVD released by Lionsgate is unsurprisingly light on features but the audio and video transfers are both well done.

 

 

Legendary
(2014)


REVIEW NAVIGATION

The Movie
| Special Features | Video Quality | Audio Quality | Overall

Genre(s): Suspense/Thriller, Fantasy, Adventure
Lionsgate | PG13 – 92 min. – $26.98 | July 29, 2014

MOVIE INFO:
Directed by:
Eric Styles
Writer(s): Andy Briggs (written by)
Cast: Scott Adkins, Dolph Lundgren, Huang Yi, Nathan Lee

DISC INFO:
Features:
Featurettes, Trailer
Number of Discs: 1

Audio: English (Dolby Digital 5.1)
Video: Anamorphic Widescreen 1.78
Subtitles: English, Spanish
Region(s): 1

 


PLOT SUMMARY

Travis Preston (SCOTT ADKINS) assembles his team for an expedition to China’s hinterland, where a primeval monster the locals call the “Shocate” is believed to roam free, Travis’s nemesis, Jim Harker (DOLPH LUNDGREN), a merciless trophy hunter, has already set up camp. A race against time ensues, and Travis and his team will have to pool all their resources if they want to capture this legendary creature alive…

SPECIAL FEATURES – 2.0/5

Not much here except for Interviews (11:00) with Dolph Lundgren and Scott Adkins and a The Making of Legendary (15:08) featurette as well as the Trailer (1:45). Also included is a Digital Copy redemption code (UltraViolet only).

PreviewsCesar Chavez, The Legend of Hercules, Escape Plan, The Expendables

VIDEO – 3.75/5 | AUDIO – 3.75/5

Legendary is presented with a 16×9 enhanced 1.78 widescreen aspect ratio. Daylight scenes provide for lush colors while night shots show stark blacks and minimal artifacts and/or pixilation.

The disc’s Dolby Digital 5.1 track has decent depth and dialogue levels tend to be nice and clear.


OVERALL – 2.75/5

Overall, for a DTV flick, Legendary isn’t bad and the visual effects are halfway decent… well, probably Asylum levels and at least better than a SyFy Original Movie. Scott Adkins actually is alright here and Dolph Lundgren always seems to have a good time playing an unabashed villain. The DVD released by Lionsgate is unsurprisingly light on features but the audio and video transfers are both well done. At a low SRP, if you like light-hearted action-thrillers, then it might be worth picking up since this will be very cheap in no time.

 

Published: 08/19/2014

 

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