Featured In Issue 205, March 2016

WSR Score4
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Lionsgate Home Entertainment
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Violence and some language.
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Bharat Nalluri
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When a terrorist escapes custody during a routine handover, Will Holloway (Harington) must team with disgraced MI-5 intelligence Chief Harry Pearce (Firth) to track him down before an imminent terrorist attack on London. Based on the television series “Spooks” created by David Wolstencroft. (Gary Reber)

Special features include a making-of featurette (HD 11:16), three deleted scenes (HD 05:33), upfront previews, and an UltraViolet digital copy.

The 2.39:1 1080p AVC picture exhibits a somewhat stylized color palette, with a dominant blue spectrum, which impacts fleshtones and lighting effects. Some scenes appear perfectly natural, particularly spectacular night scenes of London. Contrast is well balanced with deep blacks and good rendering of shadows. Resolution is excellent, with fine detail displayed in facial features, hair, clothing, and object effects. This is a pleasing visual experience that is pristine throughout. (Gary Reber)

The DTS-HD Master Audio™ 5.1-channel soundtrack is quite dynamic sounding at times, during intense action sequences, with an explosion and gunfire. Sound effects such as a helicopter, jet airplane flyover, and car crashes are impactful and boisterous, accompanied with deep, powerful bass extension in the .1 LFE. Atmospherics are nicely rendered with soundstage and surround directionality. Even interior scenes, such as MI-5 headquarters, are ripe with nuanced atmospherics and Foley. The music score is nicely executed with a wide and deep soundstage and excellent rhythmic bass response. Dialogue is clean and intelligible, with generally good spatial integration. This is a nicely crafted soundtrack that at times sounds holosonic. (Gary Reber)