This is the final season of INTO THE BADLANDS and it is a shame. At the time of this review, there is no other show like it on television. It uses a lot of martial arts, choreographed fighting, and an interesting story. The main focus is on Sonny who is an incredible fighter and has that lone warrior persona down. He is palsied by Daniel Wu and he embodies the character to the point that you feel like you’re not watching a show. Nick Frost is Bajie and he is brilliant on the show. He is this sort of somber character who gets mixed up in all that’s happening. My favorite character might be Emily Beecham who plays The Widow. She is ruthless and unforgiving in her ascent to be the tyrant she strives to be.
I mentioned the action earlier and it is arguably the best element of the series. There is a variety of weapons and fighting styles used so that you never feel like what’s happening is stale. Fighting styles play to people’s statures like the thin and slender have quicker movements or the bigger guys have heavier hits.
VIDEO QUALITY:The video is a 1080p AVC presentation that has the same clean look that has been seen on the previous two seasons on Blu-ray. The digitally captured series has sharp details and intricacies that are easily seen. Textures on fabrics and even etchings on weapons are included. Also included are facial lines, scars and beautifully blended makeup. The dirt and grime that is on almost everything in the dystopian world lend to the mythos of the story. Certain colors such as reds and greens stand out in the transfer.
AUDIO QUALITY:The audio is a lossless Dolby TrueHD 5.1 mix. It has an incredible surround presence that utilizes all of the speakers and makes the action move around the sound field. The LFEs are strong with the right amount of power from punches to explosions to the music. Speaking of, the score is nicely layered with the rest of the elements in the mix and helps fuel the energy of the show. The dialogue is well prioritized with everything else.
SUPPLEMENTS & PACKAGINGThere are no extras included on the release.
4-Disc Blu-ray Set
1080p AVC MPEG-4
Aspect ratio: 1.78:1
English Dolby TrueHD 5.1