Transporter Refueled, The

Featured In Issue 204, February 2016

WSR Score4
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20th Century Fox Home Entertainment
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In The Transporter Refueled, Frank Martin (Skrein) is the best driver money can buy, willing to deliver anything for a price. But when his father (Stevenson) is kidnapped by a gorgeous gang of thieves, Frank must shift his skills into overdrive to rescue him. (Gary Reber)

Special features include the featurettes Frank Martin: The Reluctant Hero (HD 09:18), The Coeur Brise: Les Femmes of Refueled (HD 05:32), and Rocketing From 0-60 (HD 05:40); the theatrical trailer; upfront previews; and an UltraViolet digital copy.

The 2.40:1 1080p AVC picture is strongly saturated with a visual density that exhibits rich and warm hues, and colors that pop. The cinematography is compelling with a stylized use of lighting in interiors, Dark scenes are plentiful and exhibit excellent blacks and shadow delineation. Exterior scenes in Nice, France are pleasingly natural and visually compelling as well. Fleshtones are generally natural in hue, though, at times slightly orangish/reddish. Resolution is excellent, with fine detail exhibited throughout. This is a visually exciting and fun experience that is cinematic in appearance.(Gary Reber)

The DTS-HD Master Audio™ 5.1-channel soundtrack blasts with aggressive driving, both at low and high speeds, with the roar of the Audi A8 6L V12 engine throughout as it squelches through narrow paveways and tight turns. Of course, deep bass to sub-25 Hz frequencies from .1 LFE energy is infused to heighten sonic excitement and impact. Other sound effects, such as jet airplanes and vehicle crashes, as well as gunfire, are dynamic sounding as well. Atmospherics enhance the realism. The dance club scene is high voltage as well. Surround envelopment is aggressive and directionalized. The orchestral music score is nicely recorded and is spread wide and deep across the soundstage, extending immersively within the soundfield. Yet, with all the great sonics, dialogue is a bit of a letdown due to close body miking, which often muffles the intelligibility. Overall, this is a terrific holosonic® soundtrack that delivers excitement, to match the visuals. (Gary Reber)