Blue Streak (Blu-ray)
SRP $28.95 1.85:1 Dolby TrueHD 5.1 SONY
 

Martin Lawrence has made some very successful films, "BAD BOYS," "BAD BOYS 2," and more, but these were arguably crap, and his one really innovative, great film, "NOTHING TO LOSE" was a box-office failure.  "BLUE STREAK" is one of his many successes(commercially) and, again, that doesn't make it necessarily good. In "BLUE STREAK," Lawrence plays a jewel thief, whom, after taking part in a major heist, decides to hide the prize diamond at a construction site, before being arrested and hauled off to jail for two years. When he gets out, he heads back to retrieve his prize, only to find it's been built into a police station. Lawrence's idea: disguise himself as a detective. Unfortunately, very little hilarity ensues!

There are a few laughs in "BLUE STREAK," but most of the film has that "Been there, done that" feel to it. It's not as horrible as some of his films, but new viewers will probably do best to rent this one before buying it.

SONY has provided the correct 1.85:1 aspect ratio for this 1080p/AVC MPEG-4 blu-ray.  Although colors are consistently rich, and resolution is generally impressive, noise and a less than pristine source mar the film sporadically, with scratches and other annoyances. There are some "jump-off-the-screen" depth-filled moments, but there are many more flat ones. It's notably better than the dvd counterpart, but lacks the polish to rank it above average for blu-ray presentation.

SONY has provided a Dolby TrueHD 5.1 mix. The mix is a typical '90s comedy soundmix, with little more than subtle ambient effects. Dialogue is always intelligible. Most sound is front focused, and although there are some bass effects, they're subdued in terms of power, making this a ho-hum mix, even while lossy, at best.

SONY has provided two featurettes, music videos and trailers.