Featured In Issue 193, January 2015

WSR Score5
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Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
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Fury takes place in April 1945. As the Allies make their final push in the European Theatre, a battle-hardened army sergeant named Wardaddy (Pitt) commands a Sherman tank and his five-man crew on a deadly mission behind enemy lines. Out-numbered, out-gunned, and with a rookie soldier thrust into their platoon, Wardaddy and his men face overwhelming odds in their heroic attempts to strike at the heart of Nazi Germany.

Special features include an UltraViolet digital copy

The 2.39:1 1080p AVC picture exhibits incredibly realistic imagery and imparts a “you are there” presence. The skies are virtually always overcast, under which men and machines push forward under intense German firepower. The color palette is suitably under-saturated to heighten the realism. Hues perfectly capture earthy tones, accentuated by the browns and greens of uniforms and the dark grayish tones of tanks, artillery, and helmets. Fleshtones are densely hued and underscore the dirt and grime of front line battle. At times the picture's scale is breathtaking and depicts death graphically. Blacks are deep and solid, and shadow delineation is superb, especially amongst the smoke-filled air and countryside terrain. Bursts of fire orange and arterial gunfire light up the otherwise gloomy battle scenes with striking realism. Another visual highlight is the bright-white Fury lettering on the tank gun. Resolution is slightly stylistically soft, but at times detail is impressive. This is a visual masterpiece with respect to a war film and is reference quality throughout.

The DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1-channel soundtrack is quite dynamic, intense, and breathtaking at times with intense sub-25 Hz LFE extension that accentuates the battle scenes and explosive firepower. Foley elements are effectively realistic. Atmospherics and sound effects dimensionally enhance the ground and quiet interior moments, especially effective at low levels. Sound effects, especially the gunfire, are aggressively directionalized, which creates an impressive holosonic® soundfield. Dialogue is superbly integrated spatially throughout. The music score is nicely recorded but is relatively sparse. The piano playing and singing within the German village home is wonderful, though, so brief. The orchestral score is lush and spread wide and deep, with extension in the surrounds. This is a powerful soundtrack experience that delivers the utmost realism.