“The Last Witch Hunter” is the kind of film that nerds think they want, but then reject upon release. There is a great deal of world building, modern fantasy elements and a secret world of magic. All the while, it plays like one of those prolonged RPGs that all the kids want me to take a chance on in my off-time. Rose Leslie and Elijah Wood turn in strong supporting performances, but there’s nothing here to raise the material out of an afternoon trifle. I strongly believe that the film will find its second wind on home video, but it was kinda dumb releasing something this clunky during the Halloween season.
The Blu-Ray comes with a featurette, animated short films, sizzle reel, commentary and deleted scenes as the special features. The A/V Quality is quite stunning for a recent release. The 1080p transfer is near reference quality. I still don’t get the push for DTS:X as an audio track. I thought we were trying to make Dolby Atmos happen. Oh well, it still converts down to DTS-HD for me. What I’m saying is that it’s a solid release that’s well worth an afternoon.
Release Date: 2/2/16[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]