Jurassic Fight Club: The Complete Season One

January 28, 2012 4 Min Read

Review by: Fusion3600

Plot: What’s it about?

The prehistoric world was loaded with dangerous, vicious creatures of all kinds. On land, under the water, and even in the skies, these creatures prowled with an intense bloodlust. So what could have taken down these mighty beasts? In Jurassic Fight Club, some of these incredible creatures are examined in depth, as well as how the end might have come about. Jurassic Fight Club is a guide to how these animals survived, from the epic battles with each other to struggles against nature to simple day to day tactics on staying alive in a lethal environment. These twelve episodes explore the lives of these creatures, the atmosphere around them, and how it all could have ended. The episodes have a focused topic, so each one takes on a specific subject and explores. This is simply a fun and informative series, one that appeals to a wide range of viewers.

Now this is a concept I can fall in love with. Dinosaurs engaged in mortal combat, some of the planet’s most vicious creatures in epic battles. At least, that is what I hoped would occur in The History Channel’s Jurassic Fight Club. I wasn’t let down either, as this series gives us in depth profiles of some of the most ferocious dinosaurs, then delves into how the fights would have gone down, blow by blow. I’m talking bullet time, computer animation, and fisticuffs based on extensive research. Maybe this isn’t the dinosaur style mixed martial arts mayhem some might want, but this is still cool stuff. I have a lot of interest in dinosaurs and other prehistoric type content, so this series was a natural in my case. The blend of education and entertainment is solid and while there is some violence, Jurassic Fight Club is still safe for most family members. Jurassic Fight Club: The Complete Season One is solid entertainment and well worth a look.

Video: How does it look?

The episodes are presented in 1.78:1 non anamorphic widescreen. I have voiced my displeasure over the lack of anamorphic enhancement before and of course, I still feel the same. The image here is fine, with a clear and sharp presence, but it could look better with a little more effort. The colors look good and contrast is accurate, so no concerns there. Again, this visual treatment is passable, but it should have been anamorphic.

Audio: How does it sound?

The world of the dinosaurs sounds acceptable in this stereo soundtrack, but don’t expect too much. This is about what you’d hear if you watched the show on television, solid, but unremarkable. The sound effects come across well, but don’t have much depth, while dialogue and narration are smooth and free from errors. So not a dynamic presence, but the show sounds fine.

Supplements: What are the extras?

This release includes some additional scenes.

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