REVIEW: THE GREAT WALL
OVERVIEW: Mankind faces extinction from a monstrous enemy in the visually stunning adventure epic, THE GREAT WALL, coming to Digital HD on May 9, 2017 and on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray™, and On Demand on May 23, 2017, from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment and Legendary Pictures. Starring Matt Damon (Bourne franchise, The Martian), THE GREAT WALL is a masterful visual blend of live action and awe-inspiring effects. The 4K Ultra HD and Blu-ray™ offer the ultimate in home high-def viewing experience with unique behind-the-scenes bonus features including deleted and extended scenes and more.
SYNOPSIS: Starring global superstar Matt Damon and directed by one of the most celebrated visual stylists of our time, Zhang Yimou (Hero, House of Flying Daggers), THE GREAT WALL tells the story of an elite force making a valiant stand for humanity on the world's most iconic structure. When a mercenary warrior (Damon) is imprisoned within the Great Wall, he discovers the mystery behind one of the greatest wonders of the world. As wave after wave of marauding beasts besiege the massive structure, his quest for fortune turns into a journey toward heroism as he joins a huge army of elite warriors to confront the unimaginable and seemingly unstoppable force.
The film is
presented in widescreen in a 2.35:1 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 (2.35:1) 16x9
English Dolby Atmos, Spanish and French Canadian Dolby Digital 5.1
Subtitles - English SDH
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Damon in China - A personal, behind-the-scenes look at
Matt Damon's experience shooting The Great Wall in China.
Featuring previously unseen footage of his preparation.
The Great Wall Visual Effects - VFX Supervisor Phil
Brennan discusses the visual effects of The Great Wall.
Working with Director Zhang Yimou - Cast and crew
discuss their reverence for the director.
Monster - An exploration of the characters
involved and the techniques used (SFX, stunts, VFX) in
each of the three battles.
Weapons of War - A
behind-the-scenes look at the huge undertaking required to
create the weaponry for the film. Filmmakers discuss the
ancient Chinese history and the mythology of the movie
that influenced all of the designs.
Designing a Spectacular World - Production
designer John Mhyre and Costume Designer Mayes Rubeo
discuss how they designed the incredible sets and