Blu-ray Disc Review
The features from both previously released DVDs have made it to this Blu-ray disc (with exception to the DVD-ROM features). So for those of you trying to make room on your shelves by replacing the old DVD (or both) with the new Blu-ray disc, you’ll be happy to know you aren’t throwing away anything previous. All features are standard definition and AVC encoded.
IN THE END...
Daredevil: The Director’s Cut is a better movie. In fact, I would argue that it is a different movie. What the theatrical release lacked, this DVD Director’s Cut makes up for: there is nothing that beats a good story even if it is an action flick. Screw the under 100 minute timeframe producers want. Have they not noticed the trend that these films are always revisited with director’s cuts or remain unsalvageable because the original vision was never filmed? I’m preaching to the choir… At least the presentation of the disc is top-notch. The video is very good and the audio is a knock-out. I just hope one day that the practise of repurposing theatrical soundtracks will become common. It happened with Elektra: The Director’s Cut, why couldn’t the same have been done with Daredevil? (I’m not 100% sure that it hasn’t, but if it has it is still way to aggressive!) It’s still great home theatre to chew on. Some may say “Why not the theatrical cut too with seamless branching?” My answer is: why bother? This is the better version.
September 21, 2008.