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Blu-ray Review: 'Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome'

Jason Coleman Jason Coleman
2/21/2013 11:10am EST

Battlestar Galactica

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! 


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   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



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 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!

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Photo Credits: Photos Courtesy of Universal Home Entertainment