[UK] Scavengers Blu-ray Review


In a forgotten corner of the universe, a battle is raging that that threatens our very existence. Our future lies in the hands of Scavengers. The crew of the Starship Revelator survive by keeping out of trouble, until they stumble across the mechanics of ultimate destruction. A rival ship has it in their sights, and they will stop at nothing to master a power that could destroy the universe. The fight for the future is on – a battle against oblivion. To the victor goes untold power; to the vanquished, death, devastation and the cold dark emptiness of space

Being totally honest, Despite what seems like to be a pretty solid sci-fi romp, being treated with what appears to be unfinished CGI, hammy acting, unintentional comedy and Sean Patrick Flanery really turning the panto villain / Judge Dredd without the costume role up to 11, it’s a rather interesting watch. The atmosphere is there and is well done but the acting really does let it down along with the CGI that at times, can resemble a cut scene from a game and really takes you out of the enjoyment of the film. Sean Patrick Flannery does deliver a pretty OTT performance which does kick the film ticking over during it’s 90 minutes runtime. Maybe one to rewatch later on to get a second opinion.


Presented on A BD25 with a 1080/24p MPEG4-AVC codec that preserves the films original 2.35:1 theatrical aspect ratio, at least the video quality is something to talk nicely about. Shot digitally, Scavengers on Blu-ray is what you pretty much expect from a recent production. Razor sharp and full of detail throughout, such examples like seeing each individual stubble hair on a midrange distant shot of a characters face, a lot of detail in the background of the sets. The only faults I could find with the transfer is that there was some digital noise present in random shots. Not too distracting though, one of the more observed faults though was the contrast. Whilst dialled a tad high, interior shots and space field shots aren’t really effected. As soon as a CGi ship passes on the screen or you see a character composited shot, it all falls apart as it makes the shoddy CGI stand out like a sore thumb.


Scavengers arrives on Blu-ray with two audio options. A LPCM 2.0 audio mix and a DTS-MA 5.1 audio mix. Viewing the film in DTS-MA 5.1, despite the low budget, the sound mix is pretty decent. Good separation in the surround speakers with ships flying by, nice ambience thanks to an atmospheric score and the odd effect or two in the ship’s interior. It was nicely done. Dialogue was clear for a majority of scenes but found that it got lost during the more action orientated louder scenes. LFE was used to good effect when needed


Apart from a couple of start up trailers, the disc is bare bones


Like I said in the main body of the review, You may find some quality to it depending on how much of a sci-fi fan you are. You may be able to poke some fun at Sean Patrick Flanery’s performance with friends but for this reviewer it was rather disappointing film. Audio visual quality fares better but not without a few faults. Special features would of been interesting to watch but sadly there are none to be found


About the author

UK Reviewer - Rob is a nostalgic film fan and always adores sci-fi, horror and action. He loves the technical side of film making and collecting his favourite films across all type of home media formats. He inspires to be saviour of the universe