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We do things a little differently here than you may be used to, so here is a quick tutorial of how our Blu-ray scorecards work.

Most review sites use a 1-5 star scoring system when reviewing Blu-ray releases. Due to the amount of detail contained in a review scorecard, we had to re-think the way to display our review ratings. Gone is the standardized “star” rating structure, replaced with a simple + or -.

So how do these + and - relate to the old-school star ratings? In our world, a + would be the equivalent to a 4 or 5 rating while a - would equate to a 1, 2 or 3 rating. So if a disc gets a + rating in one of the categories, you know it is top quality.

These +’s and -’s are then weighted (35% film, 25% audio, 25% video, 15% extras) to create an overall verdict of the disc, back in the common five-star rating system... it is quite a science.

Here are the terms used in our Blu-ray scorecard so you can get a better understanding of what each of our ratings mean...


  • plot (story, flow)
  • acting (dialogue/believability)
  • sound (score/soundtrack/sound mixing)
  • visuals (special effects/costumes/set design/vibrancy/cinematography)
  • entertainment value (replay value, watchability)


  • fidelity (degree of accuracy with which sound is recorded or reproduced)
  • dynamic range (difference between the max level of distortion-free signal and the minimum limit)
  • dialogue (clarity and placement of voice activity)
  • bass (LFE) (low in pitch; of the lowest pitch or range)
  • soundstage (surround activity, sound movement through the different channels)


  • transfer (lack of digital artifacts/noise/edge enhancements/compression artifacts)
  • image depth (dimension, 3D feel)
  • sharpness (lack of film grain, clarity of image, image detail)
  • color levels (color accuracy, vibrancy)
  • contrast (accurate deep black levels, range of brightness between the darkest/lightest elements)


We have taken a very simplified approach to the this section by informing which extras add value to a release and which are not worth your time. We have listed the most commonly valuable extras found on Blu-ray releases - featurettes, commentaries, deleted scenes (including outtakes and alternate endings), documentaries & digital extras (digital copy, bonus view, bd-live) - and if the extra is worth watching you will see a +, if the disc does not contain the extra or it is not worth watching you will see a -.

We are really changing the game here, so this new review format may take some getting used to... but I am sure you will come to realize that this new game is the way it should be played.

Magic Mikes Last Dance | reviewed by: William O'Donnell | April 20, 2023
  plot acting sound visuals entertainment value
  fidelity dynamic range dialogue bass soundstage
  transfer image depth sharpness color levels contrast
  featurettes commentaries deleted scenes documentaries digital extras
Some motion blurring. The dialogue fades and requires a lot of boosting compared to the burst of stripper music.
genre Comedy | Romance
synopsis Mike Lane takes to the stage again after a lengthy hiatus, following a business deal that went bust, leaving him broke and taking bartender gigs in Florida. For what he hopes will be one last hurrah, Mike heads to London with a wealthy socialite who lures him with an offer he can’t refuse… and an agenda all her own. With everything on the line, once Mike discovers what she truly has in mind, will he—and the roster of hot new dancers he’ll have to whip into shape—be able to pull it off?
lead actors Channing Tatum | Salma Hayek | Ayub Khan-Din | Jemelia George | Ethan Lawrence | Juliette Motamed | Alan Cox | Caitlin Gerard | Vicki Pepperdine | Suzanne Bertish | Christopher Bencomo | Gavin Spokes | Nancy Carroll | Joe Manganiello | Matt Bomer | Adam Rodríguez | Kevin Nash | Daniel Llaca | Erin Cline | Alea Figueroa | Amy LoCicero | Carmen Olivares | Harj Dhillon | Joshua Griffin | Evan Milton | Marcus Brigstocke | Henrietta Clemett | Christopher Villiers | Philip Philmar | Clare Fraenkel | Ellen Marguerite Cullivan | Liam Edwards | Theophilus O. Bailey | Harry Carter | Joel Ekperigin | Anton Engel | Jack Manley | Sebastian Molina | Patrick Packing | JD Rainey | Kylie Shea | Sebastián Melo Taveira | Jackson Williams | Rommel Arasa | Peter Cleverley | Christian Crabtree | Sam Hooper | Callum Constant | Elliot Diaz | John Klapwijk | Alex Moore | Shak Alade | Myles Harper | Manny Tsakanika | Shane Scarth | Nikkita Chadha | Caroline Deverill | Marie Drisch | Christie-Leigh Emby | Saffron Fisher | Emi Ichikawa | Blue Makwana | Dionne Oxford | Lucia Priecelová | Preeti Sian | Margarita San Luis | Carol Walton | Yves-Marc Cinevert | Stuart Cooke | Amedeo Fedeli | Stephane Fichet | Nas Ganev | Adam Howe | Barbara Ryan | Kelly Rian Sanson | Kasey Iliana Sfetsios | Marcelle Taha
director Steven Soderbergh