Born A Champion

Featured In Issue 254, March/April 2021

WSR Score4
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Lionsgate Home Entertainment
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Alex Ranarivelo
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"Born A Champion" is a powerful martial arts movie about the love for family and the drive for greatness. After a blood-soaked jujitsu match in Dubai, fighting legend Mickey Kelley (Flanery) falls to superstar Blaine. But years later, an online video proves that Blaine cheated, and his world demands a rematch. Can the aging underdog get back into shape in time to vanquish his foe, get revenge, and claim his prize? (Gary Reber)

Special features include commentary with Director Alex Ranarivelo, the featurettes "The Final Fight With Alternate Music Score" (HD 11:14) and "The Jimmy Fight With Alternate Music Score "(HD 04:08), a trailer, upfront previews and a digital code.

The 2.39:1 1080p AVC picture, reviewed on a Sony Bravia Z9D 4K Ultra HD HDR display, upconverted to 2160p with greater resolution and luminance, was photographed digitally and sourced from a 2K master Digital Intermediate format. The picture is natural in appearance with nicely saturated natural color fidelity. Hues are well balanced with realistic fleshtones. Contrast is excellent with deep black levels, revealing shadow delineation, and realistic white levels. Resolution is excellent as well with fine detail in facial features seen in lines, pores, complextions, hair, beard stubble, clothing and object textures, This is a realistic and satisfying visual experience. (Gary Reber)

The DTS-HD Master Audio™ 5.1-channel soundtrack is realistic sounding. Much of the story covers character development with generally supporting atmospherics and personal dynamics. The in-ring fight scenes open up the soundfield with dynamic-sounding energy that extends to the surrounds. Deep bass sounds natural and is distinctive during the fighting scenes. The orchestral score occupies a wide and deep soundstage that extends to the surrounds aggressively. Dialogue is excellent sounding with good spatial integration. This is a fine-sounding soundtrack that perfectly complements the storytelling. (Gary Reber)