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Human Weapon Season 1 Blu-ray Review

“Human Weapon” is an interesting and informative series about various fighting styles.

“Human Weapon” is a reality program hosted by former football player and wrestler Bill Duff and former mixed martial artist Jason Chambers. The basic premise of the series involves the two hosts not only traveling around the world to get informed about various fighting styles, but to also go through vigorous training to learn how to do each style of fighting. In these 16 episodes, Duff and Chambers learn about the history and culture of Muay Thai, Eskrima Stickfighting, Karate, Savate, Judo, Pankration, Krav Maga, Marine Corps. Martial Arts, MMA, Kung Fu, Sambo, Cambodian Bloodsport, Silat, Ninjitsu, and Taekwondo. At the end of each episode, one (or sometimes both) of the hosts go head to head with an expert in their respective fighting style.

If you have an interest in any sort of fighting style, “Human Weapon” will undoubtedly appeal to you. Unlike most reality shows out there, ‘Weapon’ is both educational and interesting as it teaches the viewer about the above listed 15 fighting styles. Additionally, viewers also get a glimpse of the culture of the fighting style in their country of origin.

As far as the episodes go, three of them really stuck out to me. The first one that caught my attention was the Eskrima Stickfighting episode as a friend of mine is actually training in this field. The second episode I enjoyed was the MMA episode because I am a fan of the sport. Plus, I dug seeing the two hosts fight other MMA fighters with great results. Lastly, I had a blast watching the Ninjitsu episode as I’ve always been fascinated with ninjas ever since I was a kid.

Summary: Aside from the pointless “best of” episode, “Human Weapon” is well worth checking out. It’s a shame this show didn’t last longer as it is one of the better reality shows I have seen in the past decade.

The widescreen picture quality looks might impressive here. Sure, the night scenes are a bit on the rough/grainy side, but other than that, this show looks wonderful. Whether you’re seeing locations across the world or watching fighters in the ring, the Blu-ray upgrade definitely delivers for this series.

The DTS-HD 2.0 audio track isn’t going to be a reference audio disc, but the narration, interviews, and hosts all sound clear here.

No extras to speak of.

November 27, 2010 - Posted by | Blu-Ray review |

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