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Release Date: November 24th, 2020
Movie Release Year: 2020
Release Country: United States
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Train to Busan Presents: Peninsula

Review Date November 16th, 2020 by
Overview -

The same filmmakers who brought us the deliciously thrilling Train to Busan follow its success with Peninsula, sadly abandoning the brilliance of its predecessor in favor of bigger zombie mayhem over a strong plot littered with woefully laughable, saccharine-rich tropes. The South Korean actioner crashes into Blu-ray with an exceptional HD video, an outstanding Dolby Atmos soundtrack but a forgettable set of bonuses. In the end, the overall package is only Worth a Look for the most daring and curious among us.

OVERALL
Worth a Look
  • TECH SPECS & RELEASE DETAILS
    Technical Specs: Two-Disc UHD Combo Pack
    BD-50 Dual-Layer Disc
    DVD-9 Dual-Layer Disc
    Region A Locked
    Video Resolution/Codec: 1080p AVC/MPEG-4
    Length:116
    Release Country:United States
    Aspect Ratio(s):2.39:1
    English Descriptive Audio: Korean Dolby Atmos
    Korean Dolby TrueHD 7.1
    English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1
    Subtitles/Captions: English
    Special Features: Featurettes
    Trailers
    DVD Copy
    Movie Studio: Well Go USA
    Release Date: November 24th, 2020

Story Review Storyline: Our Reviewer's Take

2.5 Stars out of 5

You can read our full thoughts on Train to Busan Presents: Peninsula in our review of the 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray HERE.

Vital Disc Stats: The Blu-ray

Well Go USA Entertainment brings Peninsula to Blu-ray as a two-disc combo pack. The Region A locked, dual-layered BD50 disc sits comfortably opposite a DVD9 disc inside a blue eco-elite vortex case. At startup, the disc goes straight to a static menu screen with the usual options along the bottom and music playing in the background.

  • TECH SPECS & RELEASE DETAILS
    Technical Specs:
    Two-Disc UHD Combo Pack
    BD-50 Dual-Layer Disc
    DVD-9 Dual-Layer Disc
    Region A Locked
    Video Resolution/Codec:
    1080p AVC/MPEG-4
    Length:116
    Release Country:United States
    Aspect Ratio(s):
    2.39:1
    Audio Formats:
    Korean Dolby Atmos
    Korean Dolby TrueHD 7.1
    English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1
    Subtitles/Captions:
    English
    Special Features:
    Featurettes
    Trailers
    DVD Copy
    Movie Studio: Well Go USA
    Release Date: November 24th, 2020

Video Review

4.5 Stars out of 5

The horror sequel debuts on Blu-ray with an exceptional, highly-detailed 1080p/AVC MPEG-4 encode, looking just as pretty and impressive as it is berserk and gory. Outside of a few soft moments that stand out like bright headlights shining in the eyes of the running dead, the freshly-minted transfer, on the whole, shows distinct, well-defined lines in the interior and exterior of buildings, the various vehicles and in the clothing. While displaying accurate flesh tones — except for the zombies, of course — facial complexions are also highly revealing. The photography of Lee Hyung-deok is surprisingly colorful with bold, energetic primaries and vivid, spirited secondary hues, adding some eye-popping beauty to the well-light scenes. Contrast and brightness, likewise, are right on the money with crisp, vivid whites and deep rich blacks, providing the 1.85:1 image with intense, dramatic highlights and appreciable dimensionality. (Video Rating: 94/100)

Audio Review

4.5 Stars out of 5

The undead heist flick arrives with the same outstanding Dolby Atmos track enjoyed on the 4K Ultra HD edition. For a more in-depth take on the audio quality, you can read our review of the 4K Ultra HD HERE. (Dolby Atmos Audio Rating: 88/100)

Special Features

0.5 Stars out of 5
  • Making of (HD, 10 min): A collection of BTS footage and cast & crew interviews.
  • Trailers (HD, 4 min)

Final Thoughts

Known in the U.S. as Train to Busan Presents: Peninsula, the highly-anticipated sequel sadly suffers from a horrible case of "Sequelitis," abandoning pretty much everything that made its predecessor a brilliant zombie thriller. Favoring visuals and action over substance and a strong narrative, the same filmmakers heavily borrow from other zombie flicks to deliver a rather dull story driven by an eye-rolling, saccharine-rich center that's more woefully laughable than tearfully poignant. The South Korean actioner crashes into the Blu-ray harbor with an exceptional HD video presentation and an outstanding Dolby Atmos soundtrack. However, bonus features are sadly lacking, making the overall package only worth a look for the most daring and curious among us.

  • TECH SPECS & RELEASE DETAILS
    Technical Specs:
    Two-Disc UHD Combo Pack
    BD-50 Dual-Layer Disc
    DVD-9 Dual-Layer Disc
    Region A Locked
    Video Resolution/Codec:
    1080p AVC/MPEG-4
    Length:116
    Release Country:United States
    Aspect Ratio(s):
    2.39:1
    Audio Formats:
    Korean Dolby Atmos
    Korean Dolby TrueHD 7.1
    English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1
    Subtitles/Captions:
    English
    Special Features:
    Featurettes
    Trailers
    DVD Copy
    Movie Studio: Well Go USA
    Release Date: November 24th, 2020