REVIEW: THE LAST WITCH HUNTER
– Vin Diesel (Fast & Furious and Riddick franchises) battles to protect mankind from the ultimate evil in The Last Witch Hunter arriving on Digital HD on January 12 and Blu-ray™ Combo Pack (plus DVD and Digital HD), DVD (plus Digital) and On Demand on February 2 from Summit Entertainment, a LIONSGATE company. Diesel stars as the heroic Kaulder, a legendary warrior sworn to protect the modern world from treacherous black magic and prevent the Queen Witch from returning. With stunning special effects, the film also features Elijah Wood (Lord of the Rings trilogy), Rose Leslie (HBO’s “Game of Thrones”), Julie Engelbrecht (Before the Fall), and two-time Academy Award® winner Michael Caine (Best Supporting Actor, The Cider House Rules, 1999; The Dark Knight franchise), who assist in his quest to save our civilization.
The Last Witch Hunter is packed with special features including
a behind-the-scenes featurette, animated shorts from Deviantart,
the “Paint It, Black” sizzle reel from Ciara, deleted scenes and
audio commentary with the director. The Blu-ray release also
includes next-generation DTS:X immersive audio, which replicates
and conveys the fluid movement of sound to create a richer
soundscape by moving sound to precisely where the audio mixer
placed it. The Last Witch Hunter will be available on Blu-ray
SYNOPSIS: Kaulder is an immortal witch hunter who has spent centuries tracking down those who practice evil magic. When history’s deadliest witches resurrect their bloodthirsty Queen Witch, Kaulder becomes humanity’s last hope as he clashes with the supernatural in an epic battle for the ages.
The film is
presented in widescreen in a 2.40:1 aspect ration preserving its
theatrical format. The picture is just flawless. Not only the
picture looks great in this release, also the sound it is good,
a 5.1 Dolby Digital in English that provides a good complement
to the picture. It also includes English,
and Spanish subtitles.
Widescreen (2.40:1) 16x9
DTS:XTM Audio, English 2.0 DTS Digital SurroundTM Audio, Spanish
5.1 DTS-HD Master AudioTM, English Descriptive Audio, English
DTS Headphone: XTM Audio
English SDH, Spanish and French
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“Crafting the Magic: The
Last Witch Hunter” Featurette
Films – The Origins of the Axe and Cross
The Last Witch
Hunter Sizzle Reel / “Paint It, Black”
with Director Breck Eisner