Pyramid, The

Featured In Issue 199, September 2015

WSR Score3.5
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The age-old wonder of the world have long cursed explorers who've dared to unlock their mysteries. In The Pyramid, a team of archaeologists gets more than they bargained for when they discover a lost pyramid unlike any other in the Egyptian desert. As they begin to uncover its horrifying secrets, they realize they're being relentlessly hunted by an ancient evil more nightmarish than anything they could have imagined. (Gary Reber)

Special features include a new extended ending (HD 01:06); four featurettes: Fear (HD 0:58), Egyptian Myth (HD 02:14), Partners (HD 01:28), and Space Archaeology (HD 02:11); an image gallery; the theatrical trailer; upfront previews; and an UltraViolet digital copy.

The 2.35:1 1080p AVC picture was photographed digitally. The imagery is effectively pristine and sharply focused. Clarity is excellent, even within the darkened corridors of the ancient pyramid. The imagery appears perfectly natural, with excellent color fidelity. Fleshtones are naturally hued throughout. The color palette is earthly hued, with the desert reddish sand and stone predominating each scene. Contrast is excellent, with deep blacks and revealing shadow delineation. Resolution is excellent with fine detail exhibited throughout. The earthly sand and rocks are well defined. Facial features, clothing, and objects are clearly defined. This is a visually resolved picture that is set in an underground dark tomb, with excellent contrast and definition. (Gary Reber)

The DTS-HD Master Audio™ 5.1-channel soundtrack is quite dynamic, with a powerful deep bass presence accentuated with sudden bursts of energy, with bass extending to sub-25 Hz. This contributes to the sense of the unexpected. Sonic accents enhance this sense of horrific expectation with dynamic intensity. The music score, largely created with a synthesizer, is thoroughly haunting, with a wide and deep soundstage that extends aggressively to the surrounds. The surrounds in general are very active and aggressively enveloping. Throughout it all, dialogue is intelligent and natural sounding, with excellent spatial integration, especially with the cavernous interior of the pyramid. This an excellent holosonic® soundtrack. (Gary Reber)