Sunday, May 30, 2021

 Scavenger – Cleopatra Entertainment (Blu-ray/CD Combo)

Theatrical Release Date: Argentina, 2019
Directors: Eric Fleitas, Luciana Garraza
Writers: Sheila Fentana, Eric Fleitas, Luciana Garraza
Cast: Nayla Churruarin, Eric Fleitas, Sofia Lanaro, Rosa Cuenya Macedo, Jose Manuel Solis Vargas, Gonzalo Tolosa

Release Date: May 11th, 2021
Approximate Running Time: 79 Minutes 13 Seconds
Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1 Widescreen / 1080 Progressive / MPEG-4 AVC
Rating: R
Sound: Dolby Digital 5.1 English, Dolby Digital Stereo English, Dolby Digital 5.1 Spanish, Dolby Digital Stereo Spanish
Subtitles: N/A
Region Coding: Region Free
Retail Price: $24.95

"Described as "Mad Max meets Natural Born Killers", SCAVENGER takes us to a post-apocalyptic world with its own rules where Tisha (Sofia Lanaro, Aluvión, Paraíso) - a paid assassin and an underground organ dealer with a dark past - will seek revenge from a horrible crime against her family that has marked her entire life." - synopsis provided by the distributor

Video: 3/5

Scavenger comes on a 25 GB single layer Blu-ray.

Disc Size: 17.2 GB

Feature: 15.3 GB

Though colors look very good and details generally look crisp, black levels leave plenty of room for improvement and there are some compression related issues.

It should-be noted that Scavenger opens with a flashback moment that’s in a 1.78:1 aspect ratio.

Audio: 4/5 (Dolby Digital 5.1 English, Dolby Digital Stereo English)

This release comes with four audio options, a Dolby Digital 5.1 mix in English, a Dolby Digital stereo mix in English, a Dolby Digital 5.1 mix in Spanish and a Dolby Digital stereo mix in Spanish. All four audio mixes sound clean, clear and action sequences sound robust. Unfortunately, there are no English subtitles for the Spanish language tracks.


Extras for this release include a slideshow gallery and trailer for Scavenger (1 minute 29 seconds, Dolby Digital stereo English), a CD that contains Scavenger's soundtrack and six unrelated trailers for films also released by Cleopatra Entertainment.


Scavenger is yet another in a long line of films that was clearly inspired by Mad Max’s post apocalyptic vision of the future. And though Scavenger often excels when it comes to production design. Unfortunately, Scavenger is lacking in every other way. Ultimately Scavenger is a film that lacks heart and soul that post apocalyptic cinema’s most celebrated films have in spades. That said, Scavenger makes its way to Blu-ray via a serviceable release that’s lacking extras and more unfortunately English subtitles for the Spanish language tracks.

Written by Michael Den Boer 

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