BLU-RAY REVIEW

Loft, The

Featured In Issue 199, September 2015

Picture4.5
Sound5
WSR Score4
Basic Information on new release titles is posted as soon as titles are announced. Once reviewed, additional data is added to the database.
(Studio/Distributor):
Universal Studios Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number):
55168874
(MPAA Rating):
R
(Rating Reason):
(Retail Price):
$$34.98
(Disc Type):
BD-50
(Widescreen Edition):
Yes
(Full Screen Edition):
(Running Time In Minutes):
103
(Color Type):
Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access):
Yes
(Closed Captioned):
Yes
(Regional Coding):
(Theatrical Year):
(Theatrical Release):
(Direct-To-Video Release):
(Disc Release Date):
5/12/2015
(THX® Digitally Mastered):
(Director):
Erik Van Looy
(Screenplay/Written By):
(Story):
(Music):
(Director Of Photography):
(Production Designer):
(Visual Effects):
(Costume Designer):
(Editor):
(Supervising Sound Editors):
(Re-Recording Mixers):
(Executive Producers):
(Co-Producers):
(Producers):
(Academy Awards):
(Principal Photography):
(Theatrical Aspect Ratio):
(Measured Disc Aspect Ratio):
(Disc Soundtrack):
(Theatrical Sound):
(Theatrical Re-Issue Soundtrack):
(DTS Bit Rate):
(Dolby Digital Bit Rate):
(Additional Languages):
(Subtitles):

In The Loft, five married men share a secret that will turn their friendship into a web of betrayal, paranoia, and violence. The tense psychological drama is the story of five friends who conspire to share a luxury penthouse loft where they can indulge in their deepest desires. But what starts out as a fantasy becomes a nightmare when they discover the body of a beautiful woman in the loft, and realize one of them must be the killer. Friendships are tested, loyalties are questioned, and marriages crumble as the group is consumed by fear. suspicion, and murder. Based on the film Loft written by Bart De Pauw. (Gary Reber)

Special features include upfront previews and an UltraViolet digital copy.

The 2.40:1 1080p AVC picture was photographed digitally with the Arri Alexa camera system. The imagery is pristine, with excellent resolution throughout. Details are finely resolved as rendered, with respect to facial features, hair, clothing, and object texture. The picture is richly designed with its expensive setting, within which everything appears absolutely natural and vividly presented. Colors are nicely saturated with natural fleshtones and deep, solid blacks. Shadow delineation is excellent. Contrast throughout is superb. This is an engaging vivid visual experience that will not disappoint. (Gary Reber)

The DTS-HD Master Audioô 5.1-channel soundtrack is dynamically expansive with a wide and deep orchestral music score that energizes the proceedings and provides an aggressive surround performance. Atmospherics and sound effects are energized to heighten the building tension and suspense. Deep, powerful, and natural sounding bass accentuates the orchestral score and the sound effects and heightens the overall frenzied sequences. The surrounds are aggressively engaged and enhance the sense of holosonicģ envelopment. Dialogue drives the storytelling and is delved with excellent intelligibility and good spatial integration. This is a very fine soundtrack experience that sounds dynamic and immersive. (Gary Reber)