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Into The Badlands: Season One (2015/Anchor Bay Blu-ray Set)

Picture: A Sound: B+ Extras: A Episodes: A-

In the future, civilization is gone and only the strong survive. Those who live, survive in the Badlands. The Badlands are ruled by 7 Barons, each one controlling a vital resource to life in the Badlands and each Baron controls and is protected by an army of 'Clippers' to enforce their power and rule. Baron Quinn is currently the strongest of the Barons and is protected by Sunny (Daniel Wu), the current strongest of the Clippers, but when Sunny rescues a young mysterious boy M.K. and takes him under his wing, the other Barons will do anything to possess the secret of his power in Into The Badlands: Season One (2015).

Sunny is a Clipper and he is best of the best, along with Baron Quinn they control the largest army and the best lands, but after years of peace, there are rumors of Baron Quinn health is failing and now vulnerable. As the Barons maneuver positions to take over their territory, they are manipulated by the newest of Barons, 'The Widow' (Emily Beacham) and her army of female ninjas. Sunny's fate changes when he saves M.K. (Aramis Knight) a boy with a mysterious power the soon becomes a key to the balance of power within the Badlands, and while he and Sunny struggle to control and keep his powers a secret, soon the Barons will all be fighting over who has and controls M.K.

This was an interesting post apocalypse mini series, it was like a mix of Mad Max (minus the desert) with kung-fu action. It set up an interesting culture/world where mankind has reverted back to a feudal system, guns are banned, but there are still few bits of technology.

The 1080p 1.78 X 1 digital High Definition image is a really impressive shoot throughout, while the lossless Dolby TrueHD 5.1 mix is pretty decent, warm and soundfield-consistant on each episode, but not as surprising as the picture. Extras include Inside Into the Badlands, Anatomy of a Fight, Building the World of Into the Badlands, Characters of Into the Badlands: Barons and Clippers, Into the Badlands Kung Fu, and a digital comic.

- Ricky Chiang


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