If you are a fan of over the top action (think Kick-Ass) or spy movies (Bond, anyone?), then Kingsman: The Secret Service is sure to tickle your fancy. Prepare yourself for a hell of a ride!
The Movie Itself [usr 5] :
Based on the graphic novel The Secret Service by Mark Millar and Dave Gibbons, Kingsman: Secret Service is the story of a young man from the streets, Eggsy, who is recruited to try out to become a secret agent for the Kingsman organization. Working behind the scenes without any official ties to governments, the Kingsman is an elite and covert organization that has been saving the world time and time again.
During Eggsy’s training, Valentine, a stylish villain with a lisp, sets into motion his plan to cull the world’s population in an effort to stop global warming. This plan involves gifting the world a lifetime of free internet and phone access via a sim chip that will, when activated by satellite, trigger aggression in anyone nearby.
In the weeks leading up to “V-Day”, Valentine begins kidnapping the world’s elite and storing them in a secret hideout, in an effort to save his chosen few to repopulate the planet.
It’s up to the Kingsman to foil this plan and save the world, and they need all the help they can get… including recruits. Will Eggsy be up to snuff?
Kingsman: Secret Service is one of the year’s most exciting films. It’s well shot, highly entertaining, and full of raucous fun. I cannot recommend this film enough.
Video Quality [usr 4.5] :
Kingsman is action packed and very colorful, and it displays beautifully on this disc. The colors are vibrant and the blacks are deep. Overall, it is one of the best looking blu-ray I’ve seen so far this year.
Audio Quality [usr 5]:
Wow, just wow. From crystal clear music tracks, to bassy, impactful explosions, the audio for this movie is absolutely perfect. Dialog is prioritized and never washed out. This is the type of presentation that begs to be brought out and shown to friends.
What’s In the Packaging [usr 4]:
- Standard blu-ray case w/slipcover
- Best Buy exclusive 24 page comic book
- Ultraviolet Digital copy
Special Features [usr 3.5]:
Although there isn’t a lot here at first glance, and none of this is exclusive to blu-ray, the documentaries are quite interesting and worth the watch.
- Kingsman: The Secret Service Revealed (HD 92mins)
- A series of six mini-documentaries about the making of Kingsman and how it came to be. Has interviews with a lot of the cast and crew.
- Theatrical Trailers
- Blu-ray + Ultraviolet
- 1080p/AVC MPEG-4
- Aspect Ratio: 2.39:1
- English and Spanish subtitles
- Audio Formats:
- English DTS-HD MA 7.1
- English Descriptive Audio 5.1
- Spanish Dolby Digital 5.1
- French Dolby Digital 5.1
Final Thoughts [usr 4.5]:
Kingsman: Secret Service is the perfect mixture of action, insanity, and fun. Fox has done the film right with an outstanding quality transfer that will make your surround sound sing and your tv shine. This is an absolute must own.