Ready to hit space and do battle with some very bog robots again?  Then follow us down the runway as we check out the new to Blu-ray prequel "Battlestar Galactica: Blood and Chrome" out Feb. 19 from Universal Home Entertainment.  The battle is reviewed below! 

 

   

   

   Title: "Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome"

   Grade: 4

   Cast: Luke Pasqualino, Ben Cotton, Lili Bordan

   Director: Jonas Pate

   Rating: R

   Runtime: 94 minutes

   Release Company: Universal Home Entertainment

   Website: www.UniversalHiDef.com

 

The Flick: I’m actually one of the folks who did NOT like the new version of "Battlestar Galactica."  (When I originally wrote a review via Joblo.com I received a gaggle of hate mail!), but I’ll be damned if this new “prequel” to the show titled "Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome" isn’t a Cylon turn around for me.  Led by young Luke Pasqualino who is playing a young Edward James Olmos as William Adama, Blood & Chrome has great acting, rich characters, decent dialogue and special effects that slam it all home.  Plenty high tech, but talky enough to make it more a character study, Blood & Chrome makes up for it’s predecessor’s obvious flaws.  This i a show I would have tuned in for. 

Best Feature: The 'Visual Effects' featurette show how they cleverly created all the cool visuals with a lessor budget – a good performance goes a long way.

Best Hidden Gem: Again, as the young Adama, Luke Pasqualino exudes the intelligence of Olmos mixed with a distinctively cocky edge that come with being young. 

Worth the Moola: A Cylon breath of fresh air, Blood & Chrome captures what made the original series good, plus mixes in a healthy dose of indie film feel – all is forgiven new Battlestar!