Bad Blood: Chuck Liddell vs. Tito Ortiz (Blu-ray)

January 28, 2012 4 Min Read

Review by: Fusion3600

Plot: What’s it about?

The world of sports has always had various rivalries, but in the UFC, the nature of the sport and the level of competition seem to spawn some of the most intense rivalries. Even with the UFC however, few rivalries have burned hotter than the one between Chuck Liddell and Tito Ortiz. The two were once good friends, but with only one championship belt in their weight division, the pressure to fight was immense. The tension grew and the friendship was stressed, since both wanted to be the best in their class, which meant a showdown had to happen. The bad blood began to flow from the start, with both determined to not only win inside the octagon, but humiliate the other outside of it. Even once the two battled, the rivalry continued for years and only served to get more and more intense. Now you can get an inside look at this legendary feud, with two of mixed martial art’s most famous fighters at each other’s throats.

While most of UFC’s fights are purely to compete and rise through the ranks, some of the most memorable clashes have involved personal rivalries. After all, seeing two skilled fighters battle is great, but when there is a personal angle, it adds so much weight to the contest. Tito Ortiz has found himself in multiple such situations, thanks to his candid interviews and outlandish antics, but Chuck Liddell was more about the pure competition. The feud was an interesting one to watch unfold over the years, though sadly it was never resolved in a definitive fashion. This release recaps every moment of the feud, tracking it from when the two were friends to the explosive fights to the trash talk outside the octagon. You’ll get to see a good amount of footage you haven’t seen before, as the rivalry is explored in a candid manner. In addition to the documentary that chronicles the feud, you can watch both fights and see the countdown to UFC 66. If you’re a fan of the UFC, then you certainly followed these two inside this feud and beyond, so you probably will want to see this inside look.

Video: How does it look?

The standard release looked good, but this high definition version blows it out of the water. The more recent footage shows off the best depth of course, but all of the elements are improved in this edition. The new interviews are excellent, with crystal clear images that display impressive subtle details. Some of the behind the scenes footage is limited by the less than ideal conditions, but it all still looks more than solid. So if you’re going to pick up Bad Blood, then there is no doubt you’ll want to snag this high definition version.

Audio: How does it sound?

A solid soundtrack is present, which presents just the experience you’d anticipate. The fight footage has more presence of course, but even that is rather reserved. If you’ve ever watched a UFC event, then you know about what to expect. The interviews sound great, with no volume issues or harshness to mention.

Supplements: What are the extras?

You can watch both of the Chuck vs. Tito clashes inside the octagon, as well as the Countdown to UFC 66.

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