REVIEW: Atomic Blonde Blu-Ray Combo Pack

Atomic Blonde is a GREAT movie! It’s fitting with what’s going on in the world today as far as the political climate, that Russia is touched on in the movie, even though it is set in later 80’s. I have it in the top 3 movies released over the summer and had it not been Rated R, it might be higher. I give Atomic Blonde a 4 out of 5 as far as a rating.

Charlize Theron makes Atomic Blonde what it is. If it were a male lead, it would be just another spy movie. Theron did the majority of her own stunts while filming, which was unexpected to second-unit director and stunt coordinator Sam Hargrave.

The opening sequence with Ronald Reagan talking directly to Mihael Gorbachev at a press conference about tearing down the Berlin wall fits the movie perfectly. The movie has some of the best actors, including Charlize Theron, Sofia Boutella, James McAvoy, Bill Skarsgard, Toby Jones and John Goodman. The stunt-work is some of the best ever done and were done on a very small budget.

Charlize Theron – Lorraine Broughton
James McAvoy – David Percival
Eddie Marsan – Spyglass
John Goodman – Emmett Kurzfeld
Toby Jones – Eric Gray
Sofia Boutella – Delphine Lasalle
Bill Skarsgard – Merkel

There are three absolutely fantastic action sequences. The first being when she gets to Berlin and goes to the apartment that was inhabited by the dead agent. Another, at the theater when Theron’s “Lorraine” is followed. The other, when the protest is going on and that leads Lorraine into the building and subsequently the stairwell. That’s not including the scene where she lands in Berlin and gets picked up by who she believe is her “help.” The still below, takes place in the apartment that was occupied by her counterpart before he was killed.

Atomic Blonde still (Focus Features/Universal Pictures)
Atomic Blonde still (Focus Features/Universal Pictures)

A lot of the action sequences, at least pieces of them, can be seen in this clip:

This is one of Charlize Theron’s best performances, especially being that it’s an action movie. I know she’s played the villain Cipher in The Fate Of The Furious, Furiosa in Mad Max: Fury Road and Aileen in Monster. But there’s just something to this particular performance. McAvoy is also great in this movie. Sofia Boutella is great in everything that she’s been in, the only problem, she seems to never make it to the end of the movies!

The scenes below, between Theron and Boutella, just WOW:

Atomic Blonde still (Focus Features/Universal Pictures)
Atomic Blonde still (Focus Features/Universal Pictures)
Atomic Blonde still (Focus Features/Universal Pictures)
Atomic Blonde still (Focus Features/Universal Pictures)

Atomic Blonde is based on the comic-book series THE COLDEST CITY by Antony Johnston and Sam Hart.

Songs used in the movie’s soundtrack:

  • New Order – Blu Monday ’88
  • David Bowie – Cat People (Putting Out Fire)
  • Public Enemy – Fight The Power
  • Peter Schilling – Major Tom
  • Nena – 99 Luftballons
  • George Michael – Father Figure
  • After The Fire – Der Kommissar
  • Siouxsie & The Banshees – Cities In Dust
  • Re-Flex – The Politics Of Dancing
  • ‘Til Tuesday – Voices Carry
  • Marilyn Manson – Stigmata
  • Depeche Mode – Behind The Wheel
  • A Flock Of Seagulls – I Ran (So Far Away)
  • Kaleida – 99 Luftballons
  • The Clash – London Calling
  • Queen – Under Pressure
  • HEALTH – Blue Monday
  • Vladamir Vysotsky – Fastidious Horses
  • Alfred Kluten – Drinking Song
  • Michael Parnell – As Time Goes By
  • Ausschlag – Kack Zuunft
  • The Clash – London Calling
  • Tyler Bates – C*cks*cker
  • Tyler Bates – Demonstration

Clips:

Featurettes:

Universal Pictures Home Entertainment has announced home release info (4K Ultra HD/Blu-Ray/Digital HD/On Demand) for Atomic Blonde!

Personally I would put Atomic Blonde in the top three movies for “Movie Of The Summer.” The movie’s action and fight sequences are very well shot! Some of the bonus features you can check out right now, by visiting our YouTube channel HERE

Cast:

Charlize Theron, James McAvoy, Eddie Marsan, John Goodman, Toby Jones, James Faulkner, Roland Moller, Sofia Boutella, Bill Skarsgard, Sam Hargrave, Johannes Haukur Johannesson, Til Schweiger, Barbara Sukowa, Attila Arpa, Martin Angerbauer,

Synopsis:

The crown jewel of Her Majesty’s Secret Intelligence Service, Agent Lorraine Broughton (Theron) is equal parts spycraft, sensuality and savagery, willing to deploy any of her skills to stay alive on her impossible mission. Sent alone into Berlin to deliver a priceless dossier out of the destabilized city, she partners with embedded station chief David Percival (James McAvoy) to navigate her way through the deadliest game of spies.

BONUS FEATURES on 4K ULTRA HD, BLU-RAY, DVD AND DIGITAL
  • Deleted and Extended Scenes
  • Welcome to Berlin – The ultimate setting for a Cold War spy thriller, Berlin becomes a character of its own. Go behind the wall for this making-off.
  • Blondes Have More Gun – Lorraine Broughton has one impressive set of skills. See what it took for Charlize Theron to fully transform herself into this tenacious character.
  • Spymaster – David Leitch spins the spy genre on its head through exemplary action sequences and complex characters. Hear from cast and crew what it was like to work with this cutting edge director.
  • Anatomy of a Fight Scene – Director David Leitch breaks down the incredibly detailed long-take stairwell shot in this anatomy of a fight scene.
  • Story in Motion: Agent Broughton – See Agent Broughton as you never have before in these motion storyboards.
  • Story in Motion: The Chase – Gascoigne is on the run. Find out who’s after him in this motion storyboard.
  • Feature Commentary with Director David Leitch and Editor Elisabet Ronaldsdottir

Green Band Trailer:

Red Band Trailer:

Atomic Blonde Blu-Ray Combo Pack (Universal Pictures Home Entertainment)
Atomic Blonde Blu-Ray Combo Pack (Universal Pictures Home Entertainment)

Atomic Blonde is available on Digital HD RIGHT NOW and will be avialable on 4K Ultra HD/Blu-Ray on November 14th! For more information, check out the website HERE

4K Ultra HD:

Blu-Ray Combo Pack:

Digital HD:

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