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Chronicles Of The Ghostly Tribe (2015/Well Go Blu-ray)

Picture: A Sound: B+ Extras: C- Film: B+

1979: a research team discovers massive bones in the mountain. A scientist, his daughter and his team enter an unexplored cave only to discover an ancient temple. Only Bayi (Mark Chao) and a few other survived and he has no memory on how he survived.

Present day, 10 years later: Bayi lives a quiet life studying demonology. He is called back into service when an mining town and it's people disappear overnight, only to discover the Professor and his daughter may still be alive. Now, these creatures walk the Earth and he is the key to stopping these giant savage beasts in Chuan Lu's Chronicles Of The Ghostly Tribe (2015).

Bayi was just an ordinary soldier on a top secret research for ancient beasts, only to discover these 'beasts' were still alive (and are aliens) and he is the last line of royalty that help sealed away the aliens centuries ago. As he recovers his memories in how he survives, he remembers how he is the only one who has the ability to seal/unseal these 'demons'. Professor Yang (Wang Qingxiang) and Ping (Yao Chen) join him when things really start to get bad... really bad.

This movie was filled with special effects and CGI scenery. Unfortunately, while it was filled with visual eye candy, there was a lack story/plot and went from fantasy to Sci-fi. Only thing they tell you was there was/were/are aliens; no reason, why or how they were there, epitomizing the weakness of the script. Still, a fun giant monster movie you'll likely enjoy if you like such genre films.

The 1080p 2.35 X 1 digital High Definition image is a digital shoot with a huge number of CGI visual effects, but they integrate well, if they may seem slightly phony like Gods Of Egypt was. I cannot imagine it looking better in 1080p than it does here. The DTS-HD MA (Master Audio) Mandarin 5.1 lossless mix is lively and has its impact as such films should have, though 7.1 or 11.1 might have been more effective, this is still pretty well recorded and mixed. Trailers are the only extras.

- Ricky Chiang


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