‘Baywatch’ Washes Ashore August 29th

The movie adaptation of Baywatch had everything going for it…casting-wise. You have The Rock, Zac Efron in the lead roles. A bevy of ethnically diverse beauties with Priyanka Chopra, Alexandra Daddario, Kelly Rohrbach and Ifenesh Hadera. They even had Jon Bass as the comic relief. However, the big problem was that although they had the elements of buff and beautiful, a drama that didn’t take itself seriously was transformed into another slap-stick, over the top joke-a-rama that is nearly unrecognizable to the original.

Just like Starsky & Hutch, The Dukes of Hazzard, CHIPS and probably the soon to be released Three’s Company (dear God, I hope not), Baywatch falls victim to this nonsense. Yes, none of these shows took themselves seriously, but the humor was tongue-in-cheek funny, not over the top throwback references that make you long for the original.

The Star Trek movies were never this level of campy…except for Star Trek IV, but still, most were done in complete earnest in hopes of staying true to the original source material. Baywatch, could have easily been a straight action movie, but the comedy was just not funny. It basically boiled down to, “Oh yeah, a joke that relates to the TV show,” then silence.

Dwayne Johnson is usually known as the franchise saver, but this ship has sunk. I enjoyed Daddario in the Percy Jackson flicks and San Andreas, she was kind of funny in this one, but even she couldn’t save this movie.

It’s hard to take a movie seriously that isn’t serious about the product. There are some enjoyable moments and Johnson constantly picking on Efron was funny for the first third of the movie, but it got pretty old, pretty fast.

BAYWATCH Blu-ray Combo Pack

The BAYWATCH Blu-ray is presented in 1080p high definition with English Dolby Atmos (Dolby TrueHD compatible), French 5.1 Dolby Digital, Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital, Portuguese 5.1 Dolby Digital and English Audio Description and English, English SDH, French, Spanish and Portuguese subtitles.  The DVD in the combo pack is presented in widescreen enhanced for 16:9 TVs with English 5.1 Dolby Digital, French 5.1 Dolby Digital, Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital and English Audio Description and English, French, Spanish and Portuguese subtitles.  The combo pack includes access to a Digital HD copy of the theatrical version of the film as well as the following:

Blu-ray

  • Extended Version of the film in high definition
  • Theatrical Version of the film in high definition
  • Bonus Content:

o   Meet the Lifeguards

o   Continuing the Legacy

o   Stunts & Training

o   Deleted & Extended Scenes

DVD

  • Theatrical Version of the film in standard definition

 

BAYWATCH 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack

Fans can enjoy the ultimate viewing experience with the 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack, which includes the Blu-ray detailed above, as well as an Ultra HD Disc presented in 4K Ultra HD with English Dolby Atmos (Dolby TrueHD compatible), French 5.1 Dolby Digital, Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital, Portuguese 5.1 Dolby Digital and English Audio Description with English, English SDH, French, Spanish and Portuguese subtitles. The Combo Pack also includes access to a Digital HD copy of the theatrical version of the film.

BAYWATCH Single-Disc DVD

The single-disc DVD is presented in widescreen enhanced for 16:9 TVs with English 5.1 Dolby Digital, French 5.1 Dolby Digital, Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital and English Audio Description and English, French, Spanish and Portuguese subtitles.  The disc includes the theatrical version of the film in standard definition.

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