Tremors 5: Bloodlines

Featured In Issue 203, January 2016

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Tremors 5: Bloodlines is the latest chapter of the franchise known for its campy humor and voracious monsters. A deadly threat resurfaces halfway around the world when giant, man-eating worms attack a South African wildlife park. The stakes are raised for survivalist Burt Gummer (Gross) when he’s hired to capture a deadly Assblaster terrorizing South Africa. He and his new sidekick, Travis Welker (Kennedy), find themselves in a battle to the death against the fiercely aggressive Assblasters and Graboids. Discovering that the monsters have evolved into even more lethal creatures, their mission takes on a whole new level of unseen terror—far more than they bargained for. (Gary Reber)

Special features include the featurette Tremors 5: Behind The Bloodlines (HD 08:10), deleted and extended scenes (HD 10:21), outtakes (HD 06:48), upfront previews, and an UltraViolet digital copy.

The 1.78:1 1080p AVC picture was photographed digitally with the Arri Alexa XT Plus camera system and exhibits naturally hued imagery but is definitely characteristically digital. The color palette is nicely saturated with vivid hues that reveal textural differences with excellent contrast. Graboid gore is distinguished with slimy orange. Creature shadings are brownish. Most colors are strongly earthy in hue, and fleshtones are naturally healthy. Blacks are deep and natural, and shadow delineation is good. Resolution is excellent and revealing of fine detail, especially in the rough, intricately textured terrain and in close-ups of facial features, hair, clothing, and structural objects and vehicles. The imagery is generally pristine. Overall, this is a great-looking picture that is vivid and colorful throughout. (Gary Reber)

The DTS-HD Master Audio™ 5.1-channel soundtrack is dynamic sounding and aggressively dimensionalized with a strong surround presence. Deep bass is prevalent often, especially during the presence of the creatures and various sound effects that intensify the action. The violence is sonically emphasized in crashing, flying debris, gunshots, and creature movements below and above, with direction and panning. Dialogue through all the mayhem retains decent spatial integration. This is a rousing soundtrack that delivers impact and excitement. (Gary Reber)