Transcendence (Blu-Ray): Review

The Film

The story of Dr. Will Caster, and his drive to further the realm of artificial intelligence. That is, until a terror group targets him, and his consciousness is uploaded into one such program.

Transcendence is likely to require repeat viewing by many, should they wish to grasp the many scientific concepts used in the film. These concepts, although in a fictional story, are said to become a reality around the year 2045.

Read the full SAMDB review of Transcendence.

Disc And Bonus Features

As is the norm with this new medium, the disc is encoded at a high bitrate, keeping the high definition visuals looking great on larger screens. This comes into it’s own further into the film, when the visuals switch from a contemporary look to the imagined world, touching on science fiction, keeping the colours vibrant, and the minute details of the on-screen objects sharp and in focus.

There are a handful on bonus features on the disc, with four short featurettes, and three teaser trailers for the film. This is slightly disappointing, as one would have hoped there would have been more use of the vast storage space of the disc, that would include more in-depth features and more material. There is also no audio commentary included. This is sure to be missed by budding filmmakers, but for those just looking to escape and watch a film, the few features are a bonus.

The disc carries a surround soundtrack, further enhancing the on-screen visuals, and helping to make the viewer a part of the story.

Transcendence is available now, in South Africa, to purchase on DVD and Blu-Ray.

Published by Andrew Germishuys

Founder of SAMDB, Andrew has worked full time in the film industry since the early 2000's. He has trained as an actor, completing his LAMDA Gold Medal, and attending many courses in Cape Town acting studios, with masterclasses with some of the international industries top directors, producers and filmmakers. Working as an actor and armourer in the film and television industry have given Andrew a great balance of skills across the board when it comes to the entertainment industry. Catch him on Twitter: twitter.com/andrewgerm_za And IMDb: www.imdb.com/name/nm5390453/

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