All of my many Blue Ray reviews focus solely upon the actual quality of the film from Standard Def DVD quality to the higher standard set for Blu Ray. Summaries of the plot and opinions of the story line and acting can be found in the majority of the other reviews so I do not want to be redundant. My rating is based solely upon the Blue Ray disc's quality and not the quality of the movie itself. That said, I enjoyed the movie very much for its humor, horror and characters.
Keep in mind, however, that the quality of what you see and hear is also dependent upon the quality of the TV monitor you are watching on as well as the home theater set up you are using. The monitor I use is a fairly new Panasonic ZT 65" plasma and the amps, speakers, cables, OPPO 103 BluRay player and AVM-60 7.1 Atmos enabled Surround Processor I use are hi end esoteric gear to provide me with a more realistic and objective perspective. The Oppo player is not enabled to transcode Atomos audio so it will default to the next best audio coded, in this case, Dolby True HD 7.1 I am not trying to be a snob here, but just pointing out that what you see and hear is very dependent upon the quality of the gear you are using.
Filmed on a relatively low budget, the video quality is really quite good providing fairly natural and normal skin tones and true to life color resolution and saturation. Color grading is, for the most part, shot warm but not overdone. There are many nighttime scenes and the blacks appear to go pretty deep sacrificing little detail. Small details are clearly evident throughout. Mbps rate averaged in the low 30's. I did not see any noticieable artifacts, dropouts, or grain which would not appear anyway when shot on video rather than film.
When you have a low budget film it appears that the audio editing takes the hit. While the audio codec is a lossless DTS HD MA 5.1 I do not think much went into steering foley fx to their appropriate left, right, front and rear channels. Not saying that there was none but not as much as I would have expected from a film where movement and action takes a large part of the film. Dialogue was always clear and transparent and I had no issues with discerning what was being said.
I do not count previews of other films as extras. They are advertisements that take up space on the disc calling for even more compression of the film you are paying for. Other than that, there was one deleted scene that would have served as a denouement to the film and I agree with the editors, best left deleted. The making of the film doc was typical but there was also a question and answer video included shot after the film was premiered at a film festival. I found this, at first and interesting way to further explore the film, but the panel consisting of the director and most of the cast, except Kurt Russell himself, turned it in to a self congratulatory waste of time with no real info provided other than patting each other's backs.
I liked the film and would have given it a solid 4 stars but this 3 star rating is based upon the actual Blu Ray quality and the lack of attention to the audio mixing lowered it to the 3 stars I gave it.
I do hope this has been of some help to you.
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