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Venom: Let There Be Carnage - 4K Ultra HD Blu-Ray Review

Venom: Let There Be Carnage - 4K Ultra HD

Eddie Brock has a BIG secret!

It takes a couple of views, but Venom: Let There Be Carnage is a fun, fast-paced flick that, easy to swallow, gets straight to the point as Eddie Brock (Tom Hardy) continues to live with the unwanted shape-shifting symbiote known as Venom (also voiced by Hardy).  This time, though, Venom is joined by a serial killer named Cletus Kasady (Woody Harrelson) who also becomes host to an alien symbiote after biting Brock from within his jail cell..

"delivers a sequel that is worthy of Sony’s plans for the anti-hero in the multiverse of Marvel"


Directed by Andy Serkis,  this sequel to the critically-hammered original movie is another rocking affair as Venom finds himself in a comical odd couple situation with Brock, who continues to destroy the things he loves.  Both believe they are better without the other hanging around.  The tension adds a lot of humor to the situation as they violently separate and then discover that, of course, they are better together.

And it all centers around the escape of Kasady as he turns San Quentin into a madhouse as Carnage and walks out on his own, in search of his long lost love.  When Brock discovers the truth about Kasady’s escape, he’s without Venom and must find him.  But Venom is having fun on his own out in the nightclubs of San Francisco.  Can he convince him to come back and complete him?Venom: Let There Be Carnage - 4K Ultra HD

If it sounds impossible, just know that the second Venom movie is also impossibly fun.  It has a just go with it attitude that has worked well for the series so far and, complete with a shocker of an ending, it delivers a sequel that is worthy of Sony’s plans for the anti-hero in the multiverse of Marvel.  

Co-starring Michelle Williams, Reid Scott, Stephen Graham, Naomie Harris as a mutant named Shriek, and a whole bunch of chickens that Venom can’t bring himself to feast on anymore, Venom: Let There Be Carnage is a freewheeling blast from beginning to end as San Francisco becomes a symbiote stomping ground. 

The sequel, written by Kelly Marcel,  is now on blu-ray thanks to Sony and, don’t worry, Mrs. Chen (Peggy Lu) will not be eaten!  Now, let’s go save that asshole, Eddie Brock!

4/5 stars

Venom: Let There Be Carnage - 4K Ultra HD

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Home Video Distributor: Sony Pictures
Available on Blu-ray
- December 14, 2021
Screen Formats: 1.85:1
Subtitles
: English, English SDH, French, Portuguese, Spanish, Cantonese, Indonesian, Korean, Malay, Mandarin, Thai
Audio:
English: Dolby Atmos; English: Dolby TrueHD 7.1; French: DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1; Portuguese: DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1; Spanish: Dolby Digital 5.1; Thai: Dolby Digital 5.1
Discs: 4K Ultra HD; Blu-ray Disc; Two-disc set
Region Encoding: 4K Blu-ray: Region free; 2K Blu-ray: Region A

Tom Hardy returns to the big screen as the lethal protector Venom, one of Marvel’s greatest and most complex characters. Directed by Andy Serkis, Screenplay by Kelly Marcel with the Story by Tom Hardy & Kelly Marcel, the film also stars Michelle Williams, Naomie Harris and Woody Harrelson, in the role of the villain Cletus Kasady/Carnage.

Video:

Sony Pictures presents Venom: Let There Be Carnage on blu-ray with a 1080p transfer that has very strong results.  The 2.39:1 aspect ratio preserves its cinematic look as Venom smashes through concrete columns and beyond.  Black levels are solid and whites are crisp. Much of the film is captured in low light situations and I’m happy to report that the black levels remain well-defined throughout.  Location shoots are captured with great detail and there are no moments of unfortunate crush when the levels switch.  Textures are good.  Colors are striking.  This is a dazzling blu-ray that is made perfect by the ultra HD 

Audio:

A powerful Dolby Atmos audio track carries the film’s dialogue, soundtrack, and effects.  Be warned because this movie gets loud with thunderous bullets and explosions galore.

Supplements:

Commentary:

Special Features:

Venom: Let There Be Carnage morphs to 4K from Sony and Columbia Pictures that has a 4K + Blu-ray combo pack, along with a Digital Code. The discs are housed inside a hard, black plastic case with a cardboard sleeve that features some amazing artwork of Venom and Carnage face to face. There is an insert for a digital copy as well, but the combo is loaded with so great supplemental material.

Blu-ray Rating

  Movie 4/5 stars
  Video  4/5 stars
  Audio 4/5 stars
  Extras 3/5 stars

Composite Blu-ray Grade

4/5 stars


Film Details

Venom: Let There Be Carnage - 4K Ultra HD

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and action, some strong language, disturbing material and suggestive references.
Runtime:
97 mins
Director
: Andy Serkis
Writer:
Kelly Marcel
Cast:
Tom Hardy; Woody Harrelson; Michelle Williams
Genre
: Action | Crime
Tagline:
Let There Be Carnage.
Memorable Movie Quote: "You need to come out right now. I will let you eat everybody!"
Theatrical Distributor:
Sony; Columbia Pictures
Official Site: https://www.venom.movie/
Release Date:
October 1, 2021
DVD/Blu-ray Release Date:
December 14, 2021.
Synopsis: Tom Hardy returns to the big screen as the lethal protector Venom, one of MARVEL's greatest and most complex characters. Directed by Andy Serkis, written by Kelly Marcel with the story by Tom Hardy & Marcel, the film also stars Michelle Williams, Naomie Harris and Woody Harrelson, in the role of the villain Cletus Kasady/Carnage.

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