Studio and Year: 20th Century Fox – 2011
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Feature running time: 132 minutes
Genre: Action/Sci-fi/Fantasy

Disc Format: BD-50
Encoding: AVC (MPEG-4)
Video Aspect: 2.35:1
Resolution: 1080p/24

Audio Format(s): English DTS-HD 5.1 Master Audio, English/Spanish/French Dolby Digital 5.1
Subtitles: English SDH, Spanish
Starring: James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Rose Byrne, Kevin Bacon, January Jones, Oliver Platt
Directed by: Matthew Vaughn
Music by: Henry Jackman
Written by: Matthew Vaughn, Ashley Edward Miller, Zack Stentz, Jane Goldman
Region Code: A

Blu-ray Disc release Date: September 9, 2011

Synopsis (courtesy of
In 1962, the United States government enlists the help of Mutants with superhuman abilities to stop a malicious dictator who is determined to start world war III.

My Take:
Quite honestly, before I watched the movie I already rolled my eyes and said to myself, “sheeesh, another sequel”.  However, while chugging along watching this Blu-ray Disc, I’m getting more and more impressed. I liked the idea of using the Cold War era as the backdrop, something that is rarely done nowadays, and thought it was integrated nicely. The pacing was brisk and the balance between drama and action is spot on which keeps my interest high. X-Men: First Class turned out to be a much better film than I anticipated thanks to its top notch audio and video production elements, capable direction, pacing  and proper casting.

Audio: 9/10
Video: 9/10
Storyline: 8/10