Bloodshot appears in an aspect ratio of approximately 2.39:1 on this Blu-ray Disc. This became a satisfying image.
Overall sharpness seemed good. A few interiors felt a little soft, but the majority of the flick came across as accurate and well-defined.
I noticed no jaggies or moiré effects, and edge enhancement never manifested itself. In addition, the film failed to display any print defects.
Like most action thrillers of this sort, Bloodshot went with a stylized palette. Blue, green, yellow and amber dominated – unsurprisingly. Cliché as the choices seemed the disc presented them well.
Blacks seemed deep and tight, while shadows appeared smooth and concise. This wound up as an appealing presentation.
I also thought the DTS-HD MA 5.1 soundtrack of Bloodshot worked fine. Various action scenes dominated and proved exciting and involving and exciting. The track exhibited a high level of activity that made it a nearly constant kick.
Audio quality pleased. Speech was concise and natural, without edginess or other issues. Music showed good range and vivacity, while effects worked nicely.
Those elements came across as accurate and full, with solid low-end response and positive definition. This was a consistently strong soundtrack that made it to “A-“ level.
A few extras complete the disc, and Initiate Sequence runs nine minutes, 16 seconds. It provides comments from producers Dinesh Shamdasani and Toby Jaffe, director David SF Wilson, visual effects supervisor Chris Harvey, and actors Vin Diesel, Guy Pearce, Eiza Gonzalez, and Sam Heughan.
“Sequence” looks at the source and its adaptation, story/characters, visual design and effects, research and scientific elements, sets and locations. Despite some of the usual happy talk, “Sequence” becomes a fairly informative piece.
Forgotten Soldiers lasts 11 minutes, 13 seconds and includes notes from Diesel, Wilson, Gonzalez, Heughan, Shamdasani, Pearce, producer Neal H. Moritz, and actors Siddharth Dhananjay and Lamorne Morris.
“Soldiers” discusses cast, characters and performances. Despite a few good insights, this mostly turns into a puff piece.
Four Deleted & Extended Scenes fill a total of eight minutes, one second. We find “This Is What We Fight For” (1:22), “Why Can’t I Remember Anything” (2:50), “Eric Evacuates” (0:31) and “Alternate Ending” (3:18)
“Fight” and “Remember” simply offer minor additions to existing sequences, while “Evacuates” brings a little comedy from a supporting role. The “Ending” kills off a villain in a different way. He dies in both versions, to the alternate doesn’t change anything in terms of story.
We can also view the “Ending” with an introduction from Wilson and Shamdasani. The disc describes this as “commentary” but instead, just provides a few pre-scene remarks from those two. They don’t tell us much about the sequence.
An Outtakes/Blooper Reel spans one minutes, 59 seconds and delivers the standard silliness. While noting exciting, at least it’s brief.
The disc opens with ads for Ghostbusters: Afterlife, Bad Boys For Life, Greyhound, The Grudge (2020) and Morbius. No trailer for Bloodshot appears here.
Despite its embrace of various cinematic clichés, Bloodshot manages to find good twists. It throws out just enough action and cleverness to become a mostly enjoyable flick. The Blu-ray boasts strong picture and audio as well as a few bonus materials. Bloodshot fares better than expected.