Tremors 5: Bloodlines appears in an aspect ratio of approximately 1.78:1 on this Blu-ray Disc. This was a positive presentation.
Overall sharpness remained good. A smattering of wider elements could seem a little soft, but those didn’t create real distractions. Instead, the movie tended to be accurate and concise. I noticed no shimmering or jaggies, and the film lacked edge haloes or source flaws.
Given the setting, the palette opted for a fairly yellow/sandy look. Within stylistic choices, the hues looked fine. Blacks were deep and dense, while low-light shots depicted appropriate clarity. The image seemed to be more than satisfactory.
I also felt pleased with the film’s DTS-HD MA 5.1 soundtrack. With plenty of monster/action scenes, the mix often opened up to give us active information. These used the five speakers to create an involving, effective sense of these situations and circumstances. The elements meshed together well and moved in a satisfying manner.
Audio quality also pleased. Music was peppy and full, while dialogue sounded accurate and concise. Effects demonstrated good clarity and range, with fine low-end response as necessary. This wasn’t quite a theatrical-level track, but it fared well.
A few extras flesh out the disc. Tremors 5: Behind the Bloodlines runs eight minutes, 10 seconds and includes comments from director Don Michael Paul, producer Ogden Gavanski, and actors Michael Gross, Jamie Kennedy, Rea Rangaka, Daniel Janks, Pearl Thusi and Sello Sebotsane. The featurette looks at the franchise and changes for this sequel, story/characters, characters and creatures, effects, cast and performances, locations, animals, and related elements. This offers a promo piece without a ton of concrete information involved.
Eight Deleted and Extended Scenes last a total of 10 minutes, 21 seconds. In these, we see some extra character exposition along with some action scenes. The latter prove most effective and add some good thrills.
A collection of Outtakes goes for six minutes, 58 seconds. It shows some of the usual goofs but adds amusing improv from Kennedy.
The disc opens with ads for RL Stine’s Monsterville: Cabinet of Souls, RL Stine’s Haunting Hour and the Back to the Future trilogy. No trailer for Bloodlines appears here.
A second disc presents a DVD copy of Bloodlines. It includes the same extras as the Blu-ray.
25 years after the series’ debut, Tremors 5:: Bloodlines offers competent entertainment. Nothing about the film impresses, but it manages to keep us moderately involved across its 99 minutes. The Blu-ray boasts excellent picture and audio but lacks substantial supplements. Tremors buffs may enjoy this flick but I can’t imagine it’ll win over new fans.