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Blade: Trinity
Genre: Fantasy Adventure

Reviewed In Issue 96 (May 2005) Of Widescreen Review®

Wesley Snipes, Kris Kristofferson, Jessica Biel, Ryan Reynolds, Parker Posey, Dominic Purcell, John Michael Higgins, Triple H & Natasha Lyonne

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 4.5
DD Sound Rating: 4.5
DTS Sound Rating: 5
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Critics' Composite Score: 3
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Special Features
Special features on Disc One of this Unrated DVD edition includes the 122-minute Extended version of the movie as well as the 113-minute theatrical cut. Audio commentary tracks are available on the extended version: the first with writer/director/producer David S. Goyer and actors Ryan Reynolds and Jessica Biel and a second commentary with Goyer, producers Peter Frankfurt and Lynn Harris, cinematographer Gabriel Beristain, production designer Chris Gorak, and editor Howard E. Smith; both of which are only available on the extended version. You are given the choice of watching the film in either the extended version or the theatrical version. On Disc Two the special features include the documentary Inside The World Of Blade: Trinity, which is viewable either in its 107-minute entirety or as fifteen different chapters (Intro, The Urban Vampire

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): New Line Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): N7819
(MPAA Rating): Unrated
(Rating Reason):

Strong Pervasive Violence And Language, And Some Sexual Content
(Retail Price): $29.95
(DVD Type): Two DVD-9 Discs
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 122 - Extended; 113 - Theatrical
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 2004
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 04/26/05
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): David S. Goyer
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
First he faced their gods, then he battled their demons. Now "Blade" (Snipes) is back in the third installment of the series, "Trinity." This time the legendary vampire hunter finds himself being pursued not only by the blood sucking beasts but by humans as well, in this classic good vs. evil festival of gore. (Tricia Littrell)

DVD Picture:
Completely blacken your viewing environment, sit back, and enjoy this DVD. The anamorphically enhanced 2.35:1 DVD picture exhibits excellent picture quality. The color palette is well balanced, with accurate fleshtones, bold blood reds, and vibrant hues (yet some of the visual effects can lack the depth of the live action sequences). Blacks can

The Dolby Digital Surround EX and discrete 6.1-channel DTS-ES soundtracks can be extremely intense, with impressive detail even at the most invasive levels. Imaging in the surrounds is not as prevalent as in previous Blade films, with the field saturating the listening space rather then helping define it. The LFE channel is incorporated nicely, with a smooth transition between it and the remaining six full range channels. The addition of a physical center surround channel does wonders for surround channel panning, but the true immersive imaging that this additional channel can provide does not show itself too profoundly. The DTS-ES track adds an additional level of clarity in the surrounds that helps create a better defined landscape, and articulation in the low level bass is also improved in the DTS track. Dialogue is recorded nicely, and is easily distinguishable over the most intense effects, but can be overly strident at times. While this is not a soundtrack on par with the previous Blade titles, it is still entertaining and enveloping. (Danny Richelieu)

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