Bullet Train (2022) – Blu-Ray Review

Sony Pictures delivers a vibrant, energetic action comedy to home theatres with their release of Bullet Train to DVD and Blu-Ray.

Kinetic, colourful and packed with laughs, this violent, almost over-the-top film based on the book by Kotaro Isaka puts Brad Pitt, who seems to be having the time of his life, center stage as Ladybug, an assassin who is trying to sort out his life and become a better person, consequently, he’s taken what should be just a snatch and grab job, filling in for another asset: board the Japanese bullet train from Tokyo to Kyoto, steal a briefcase, get off the train.

But he’s not the only one after the case or the person who owns it. There’s a number of assassins aboard, all with their own style, and someone has plotted them all against one another. What should be a piece of cake becomes an interweaving tale of violence, past encounters, and fate (?).

Packed with fascinating characters, fast-paced twists, and lightning-fast violence Pitt leads the rest of the cast through a captivating and very bloody journey across Japan.

The production design of the film is top-notch, and the visual effects work wonderfully to enhance the hyper-reality of the film to life.

This is a popcorn movie of the highest order. It’s loud, exciting, and damned fun to watch. Each new surprise and each new wrinkle to the plot is designed to engage and delight and the team both in front of and behind the camera does a fantastic job of bringing it to life.

Filled with surprise cameos and a solid supporting cast including Joey King, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Brian Tyree Henry, and Andrew Koji, Bullet Train is a crowd-pleasing rocket of a ride that entertains to the final frame.

Sony’s Blu-Ray release looks gorgeous, the neon colours and vibrancy of the image leap off the screen as the sounds of the train wrap up the viewer in the experience.

The disc comes packed with extras including an always enjoyable round of bloopers, a bunch of very entertaining Easter eggs that you may or may not have missed, a look at the very impressive stunts and fight sequences of the film, a featurette about the diverse and talented cast that brings the film to life, a look behind the scenes at the making of the film, and a commentary featuring director David Leitch, producer Kelly McCormick, and screenwriter Zak Olkewicz.

Bullet Train is available now from Sony Pictures on DVD, Blu-Ray and 4K. If you missed it in theatres, believe me, you’ll want to check it out! It’s definitely one to see! Brad Pitt is perfect in this one!

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