Ben Affleck plays Matt Murdock, a lawyer, blind from childhood, using his acute senses at night, fighting crime under his alias, "DAREDEVIL." Director Mark Steven Johnson creates some beautiful images, particularly one in which takes place between Affleck and Garner during the rain, but the film's pacing is inconsistent, and the characters lack the depth necessary to keep audiences intrigued with more than a few sluggish moments.
Affleck is decent here, but the rest of the cast just doesn't feel right. Colin Farrell, as the lead villain, has never been worse! It's almost embarrassing! FOX has selected the "Director's cut" for this release, and while not a fan of this film, the extra footage makes for a better narrative than the theatrical version.
FOX has provided a 1080p/AVC MPEG-4 blu-ray. Colors vary greatly in richness from scene-to-scene, sometimes looking rich, and other times, looking dull. However, this appears to be coherent with the director's intended vision, and the depth is remarkable throughout. Blacks are inky, offering great contrast and detail in frequently dark scenes. Detail is often astounding even when production values are lax. It's a great looking transfer, and far better than either of the previous dvd versions.
FOX has provided a DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 Lossless mix. Due to the acute "auditory" perception of the main character, sound is key to this film, and this Lossless mix, ranks up there with the best blu-rays available. From beginning to end, discrete, panning and LFE effects are creatively used, with maximum impact. There are layers of effects for most scenes, and all are perfectly balanced. The few occasions, wherein subtle ambient effects are used, are also impressive. A REFERENCE QUALITY MIX!!!
A commentary, featurettes, and music videos are offered, all in standard resolution.