(Kate Bosworth) lives to surf. She hits the Hawaiian beach every
day before dawn, riding the waves all day with her friends Eden
(Michelle Rodriguez) and Lena (Sanoe Lake). But when she falls
for pro football player Matt (Matthew Davis), will she let love
get in the way of her life-long dream of competing in the
rigorous Pipe Masters? Before she can prove her skill in the
water, she needs to win a contest within herself.
appears in an aspect ratio of 1.85:1 on this single-sided,
dual-layered DVD; the image has been enhanced for 16X9
televisions. The film looked absolutely brilliant. Sharpness was
persistently positive. The transfer was accurate and detail, and
even wider shots came across well defined.
very little softness during the film, as the movie seemed crisp
at all times. There were no signs of jagged edges, however I did
notice some signs of edge enhancement during ocean scenes. No
signs of speckles, streaks, or scratch’s in the video transfer.
The color palette was stunning looking accurate and tidy.
scenes were incredible, this was truly a naturalistic palette.
Black levels were accurately deep; shadow detail was
first-class, with nice definition to the low light shots.
Ultimately, BLUE CRUSH presented a remarkable video transfer.
is presented in a Dolby Digital 5.1 mix. I was extremely
impressed with the mix. The soundfield was exceedingly active.
The forward spectrum provided a nice range of ambient effects
that were well balanced and placed fittingly within the mix. The
ocean waves moved neatly across the channels and created a
realistic and convincing environment.
As for the
surrounds, they offered a strong level of interface during
suitable scenes. For instance, beach scenes featured good use of
waves, and the environment heard during the surfing scenes was
tremendously involving. Sound quality was good. The music made
for an attractive soundtrack for this type of film. The
soundtrack boasted a very nice bass response making the sound
deep and rich. As a final point, BLUE CRUSH featured a solid
Commentary by cast and
Behind-the-Scenes of Blue
Deleted Scenes Introduced by
Director John Stockwell
Lenny Kravitz music video
"How Did They Do That?": The
techniques used to shoot the awesome footage
"Wipeout!": The best
wipeouts and action scenes caught on film
"Inside the World of
Surfing": A look at the history, terminology, equipment, and
best places to surf
is absolutely fantastic! Stimulating and extremely stylish, BLUE
CRUSH displayed some of the best camera work I’ve scene for a
surfing sequence. Director John Stockwell is a visionary. This
film is undeniably for the ladies, proving that yet again, it’s
not just a mans sport.
This is a
terrific film just as long as you don't expect too much from it.
BLUE CRUSH was such a delightful film to watch. The DVD provides
an unblemished picture and an engaging sound mix with plenty of
extras. Fans of BLUE CRUSH will be very pleased with this DVD
package. This disc comes highly recommended - Surfs up!