Fist Fight (Blu-ray)
SRP $35.99 1.85:1 DTS-HD MA 5.1 WARNER BROS
 

Taking place on the last day of of school for the year, "FIST FIGHT," pits mild mannered teacher Charlie Day, against a tough as nails teacher Ice Cube. Day is a nice enough guy with a kid and pregnant wife at home. Ice Cube plays a bitter guy unhappy with the public school system. While Day is constantly pranked by graduating seniors, when one of them chooses to prank Cube, he responds with an axe, demolishing a school desk and forcing Day to either squeal or lose his job. Cube gives notice to Day they're going to have a "Fist Fight" at 3:00 pm after school has ended.

There are plenty of laughs in this film and many work. Sure, there are a few that fall completely flat, but the two leads are actually pretty good in their roles and when "FIST FIGHT" works, it does so very well. It's gotten to a disturbing point in film wherein being politically incorrect has become tired and predictable and that's the big problem in "FIST FIGHT." Still, in its ending, there's a decent message at hand and it's a film that can be revisited.

WARNER BROS has retained the proper 1.85:1 aspect ratio for this MPEG-4 AVC encoded 1080p blu-ray. For some unknown reason, colors vary in richness from scene to scene.and the contrast is inconsistent. At times, the image is fine, but then other scenes provide far too much brightness. Detail is impressive throughout.

The DTS-HD MA 5.1 mix offers an impressive boost to the great soundtrack and bass is prominently on display, so watch the sub-woofers or neighbors may show up uninvited. This is a typical comedy, front-center channel focused mix.  Ambient effects are impressive when utilized and surrounds kick in occasionally but are generally only used to heighten the score. Dialogue is always intelligible and free from distortion.

WARNER BROS has provided over 15 minutes of deleted scenes that fans are sure to enjoy.