Blu Tuesday: “Primal”


Blu Tuesday is a weekly column where we review the newest Blu-ray and 4K releases, along with a brief rundown of the included bonus material, to determine whether they’re worth buying, renting or skipping.

Pick of the Week: “Primal: The Complete First Season”

Genndy Tartakovsky’s latest animated series may be similar to his previous work from a stylistic standpoint, but it distinguishes itself from shows like “Samurai Jack,” “The Powerpuff Girls” and “Star Wars: The Clone Wars” in that it contains no dialogue. The 10-episode first season is basically a collection of silent films about a caveman and a dinosaur, bonded by a shared tragedy, who work together to survive a savage prehistoric world. It’s a stunning piece of visual storytelling that’s driven by Tartakovsky’s kinetic action sequences and cinematic animation. Though the show isn’t very bingeable due to the fact that each episode, while narratively different, feels somewhat the same in its approach, “Primal” is a violently brutal and surprisingly meditative tale of friendship and survival that is every bit deserving of its praise.

Extras include interviews with the creative team. FINAL VERDICT: RENT

Disclosure: Bullz-Eye was provided a copy of the above titles for review purposes.


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