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Dinoshark Blu-ray Review

  • Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
  • Video Codec: AVC/MPEG-4
  • Resolution: 1080p/24
  • Audio Codec: English Dolby TrueHD 5.1
  • Subtitles: English SDH, Spanish
  • Region: A (Region-Locked)
  • Rating: Not Rated
  • Discs: 1
  • Studio: Anchor Bay Entertainment
  • Blu-ray Release Date: April 19, 2011
  • List Price: $24.99

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Overall
[Rating:2/5]
The Film
[Rating:1.5/5]

Video Quality
[Rating:3/5]

Audio Quality
[Rating:3/5]

Supplemental Materials
[Rating:0.5/5]

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(Screen captures are lightly compressed with lossy JPEG  thus are meant as a general representation of the content and do not fully reveal the capabilities of the Blu-ray format)

The Film

[Rating:1.5/5]

One can always count on a SyFy Channel original movie to really bring the cheese, like this creature feature from Roger and Julie Corman. Of course, using the term “original” when it comes to Dinoshark is really a stretch. The movie really seems like a bad version of Jaws or, more precisely, a lame version of Piranha. In fact, imagine the latter movie without the naked women, with far less gore, with worse acting, and with no 3D, and you have Dinoshark. I think I’d rather watch Piranha.

The story is familiar – a pre-historic fish comes alive in the Antarctic and works its way toward the warm waters of Mexico leaving a trail of blood in its wake. In Mexico, a captain, Trace McGraw (Eric Balfour; Texas Chainsaw Massacre; Skyline), and marine biologist, Carol (Iva Hapsberger; CSI), are the only ones who believe that the creature responsible for terrorizing the shores is something other than a tiger shark. Enlisting the help of the only expert on the Dinoshark (Roger Corman), they must stop this terror before it slaughters everyone who unknowingly enters the waters.

We’ve seen this done before and much better than SyFy Channel’s subpar, poorly acted version of it. Dinoshark has typically low-quality special effects, a bad script, and B-movie quality acting. Even more, it’s not even crazy enough to at least be so silly that it’s laughable; it takes itself far too seriously.

Video Quality

[Rating:3/5]

The image quality of Dinoshark is a mixed bag. The AVC transfer at times looks wonderfully vivid, clean and detail, while other times it is a bit dull, soft and swarming in heavy grain. Flesh tones are definitely off with a bit of red push although colors do benefit from the over saturation.

Audio Quality

[Rating:3/5]

The Dolby TrueHD 5.1 mix is just as unbalanced as the video transfer. It sort of sounds like an attempt at a big budget film on a low budget. Discrete sounds pop up in the surround channels when you least expect them to while other times the surrounds seem a bit too quiet when you’d like them to be more active. Low frequencies seem a bit more boomy and distorted than nicely extended and high frequencies are a little fatiguing.

Supplemental Materials

[Rating:0.5/5]

It always perplexes me when studios choose to include nothing more than a trailer for the release you have already purchased or rented as the only extra on the disc, as is the case with Dinoshark.

The Definitive Word

Overall:

[Rating:2/5]

B-movie quality with Hollywood budget delusions, Dinoshark is no more than a poor man’s version of Piranha, which wasn’t even that great. Skip it.

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BestBuy.com:
Dinoshark -

Purchase Dinoshark on Blu-ray at CD Universe

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Overall
[Rating:2/5]
The Film
[Rating:1.5/5]

Video Quality
[Rating:3/5]

Audio Quality
[Rating:3/5]

Supplemental Materials
[Rating:0.5/5]

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