Training Day 4K review by Bobby Blakey
Before they were teaming up for the Magnificent Seven or The Equalizer franchise director Antoine Fuqua and Denzel Washington worked together for the first time in 2001 on their award winning action drama Training Day co-starring Ethan Hawke and written by writer/director David Ayer. The film got critical acclaim along with Oscar nominations for Washington and Hawke with Denzel taking home the trophy. The film features a great supporting cast including Scott Glenn, Cliff Curtis, Dr. Dre, Snoop Dog, and Eva Mendes and is now hitting 4K for the first time ever.
Training Day follows 13-year veteran Los Angeles narcotics officer Alonzo Harris, whose questionable methods blur the line between legal and corrupt. Today Alonzo gets a new partner, idealistic rookie Jake Hoyt, and Jake has one day--and one day only--to prove his mettle to his fiercely charismatic superior. Over 24 hours, Jake will be dragged into the ethical mire of Alonzo's logic as both men risk their careers and their lives to serve conflicting notions of justice.
I love this movie in every way. As a fan of the gritty cop and gangster genres with films like Menace to Society and Colors this was right up my alley when I saw it back in 2001. Since then I have watched it numerous times and it never gets old. The memorable lines, twists and turns, violence, betrayal and everything in between make this one of the best of its kind and easily one of my all-time favorite films.
I could go on and on about this film, but the film and all its awards speak for themselves. This new release bringing it to glorious 4K gives it the look and feel it deserves while still holding its gritty tone intact. I am so happy this film
is getting this release and the respect it deserves and hopefully will find a whole new audience to experience the awesomeness of it all.
In addition to the classic film in 4K, this release offers up bonus content including commentary, deleted scenes. Music videos and alternate endings. Grab your copy of Training Day when it hits 4K for the first time on February 28th from Warner Bros Home Entertainment.