BLU-RAY REVIEW

99 Homes

Featured In Issue 205, March 2016

Picture3.5
Sound3.5
WSR Score4.5
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(Studio/Distributor):
Broad Green Pictures
(Catalog Number):
94176967
(MPAA Rating):
R
(Rating Reason):
Language including some sexual references and a brief violent image.
(Retail Price):
$$16.99
(Disc Type):
Single Side, Dual Layer (BD-50)
(Widescreen Edition):
Yes
(Full Screen Edition):
(Running Time In Minutes):
112
(Color Type):
Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access):
Yes
(Closed Captioned):
Yes
(Regional Coding):
A
(Theatrical Year):
(Theatrical Release):
Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release):
(Disc Release Date):
2/9/2016
(THX® Digitally Mastered):
(Director):
Ramin Bahrani
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(Disc Soundtrack):
DTS HD Lossless 5.1
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(Spanish Language):
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99 Homes is a propulsive thriller about single father Dennis Nash (Garfield) who is evicted from his home. His only chance to win it back is to go to work for Rick Carver (Shannon), the charismatic and ruthless businessman who evicted him in the first place. It's a deal-with-the-devil that provides security for his family, but as Nash falls deeper into Carver's web, he finds his situation grow more brutal and dangerous than he ever imagined. (Gary Reber)

Special features include commentary with Director Ramin Bahrani, a deleted scene, and upfront previews.

The 2.39:1 1080p AVC picture was photographed digitally with the Arri Alex Plus camera system. The imagery exhibits a raw, unpolished, documentary appearance, which heighten the realism of the foreclosure process as it impacts real people being evicted from their homes. Realism is the paramount focus. The color palette is generally natural in hue, and contrast is decent within the parameters of the lighting. Resolution is good, with fine detail exhibited in closeups. This is a revealing and depressing story of the housing collapse, but realistic visually. (Gary Reber)

The DTS-HD Master Audioô 5.1-channel soundtrack is conventionally produced, with a focus on dialogue, which generally is decently integrated spatially. Atmospherics are subtle but at times directional in the surrounds, although, generally subtle. The music score mainly occupies the frontal channels and extends to the surrounds, though, subtly. Occasional sound effects, such as a helicopter overhead, provide enhanced surround envelopment. This is a basically frontal sonic experience, but the storytelling is well supported. (Gary Reber)