Train To Busan Presents Peninsula on 4K Blu-ray – The DVDfever Review – South Korean Zombie Horror

Train To Busan Presents Peninsula

Train To Busan Presents Peninsula opens with a TV chat show discussing the problem that happened in 2016 – in Train To Busan, with the addition of how North Korea has actually decided to unify with South Korea.

But this time round, there’s no trains, nor even planes or automobiles, with everyone aboard a container ship. Alas, with an infected man onboard – OOPS! – all hell lets loose, and it’s the ones closest to you who could be most in danger.

Move forward to 2020, and we know how that year had its own problems, but we start in Hong Kong where COVID19 hasn’t yet become a thing.

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Lots of people are said to be going down into the Peninsula where $20m is stored, and one man is going to give four people the chance to go down there, for which they’ll get half of the money to split between them. This will be one time when the Tories couldn’t argue against heading towards one’s desination on a small boat, but it’s quite a sight to find that all bridges and infrastructure are gone, while those taking the trip will have to do it at night, when zombies are ‘blind’.

Led by Jung Seok (Gang Dong-won) and Min Jung (Lee Jung-hyun), a lot of this just seems to be an endless procession of ways to distract the zombies through the night, along with a lot of nonsense to fill time, such as one group who’ve organised a gladiator-style arena between zombies and a number of uninfected people.

Train To Busan Presents Peninsula is a bit knockabout, and not as good as the original. Also, there’s no trains in it, but I get that they want to carry on the franchise, albeit with an over-abudance of CGI too often.

The widescreen aspect ratio changes to 2.39:1 for this film. It’s in 2160p high definition, and looks stunning in both indoor scenes with some light, as well as travelling outside through the dark, which is a fair proportion of the film, even if it includes some very obvious CGI.

As with Train To Busan, again, the extras are brief, and I thought we’d get more on a flagship format. We have Making Of Peninsula Featurettes (8:32), which mixes in film clips with Q&A-style segments with director Sang-ho Yeon, Lee Jung-hyun (Min Jung), Gang Dong-won (Jung Seok) and Lee Re (Jooni), covering four aspects briefly: The Action, The Characters, The Director and The Sequel.

However, the cast do look like they’re being forced to film this under severe duress! You’ve completed a film! Smile!

Plus, there’s the Trailer (1:31), presented in the original 2.39:1 aspect ratio.

Train To Busan Presents Peninsula is out now on 4K Blu-ray Blu-ray and DVD.

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Running time: 116 minutes
Year: 2020
Chapters: 12
Cat.No: OPTU4562
Distributor: Studiocanal
Released: May 27th 2024
Picture: 2160p High Definition
Language: Korean
Audio: DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 (48kHz, 24-bit), Dolby Atmos
Widescreen: 2.39:1 (ARRIRAW (2.8K, 3.4K))
Subtitles: English SDH
Disc Format: BD100

Director: Sang-ho Yeon
Producer: Lee Dong-ha
Screenplay: Sang-ho Yeon, Ryu Yong-jae
Music: Mowg

Jung Seok: Gang Dong-won
Min Jung: Lee Jung-hyun
Captain Seo: Koo Kyo-hwan
Jung Seok’s nephew: Moon Woo-jin
Jooni: Lee Re
Old man Kim: Kwon Hae-hyo
Jung Seok’s sister: Jang So-yeon
Sergeant Hwang: Kim Min-jae
Major Jane: Bella Rahim
Voice: Nazeeh Tarsha