Featured In Issue 211, November 2016

WSR Score3
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Lionsgate Home Entertainment
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Inspired by real events, Imperium is a story of the take down of a radical right-wing terrorist group. When extremists steal devastatingly toxic materials in order to build a dirty bomb, FBI Agent Nate Foster (Radcliffe), with help from Agent Zamparo (Collette), goes undercover in order to infiltrate their shadowy underworld. But can Nate find the group's leader—and the bomb—before his cover is blown? (Gary Reber)

Special features include commentary with Writer/Director Daniel Ragussis and Writer Michael German, a making-of featurette (HD 18:37) and the featurette Living Undercover (HD 03:44), cast/crew interviews (HD 57:19), upfront previews, and an UltraViolet digital copy.

The 2.38:1 1080p AVC picture appears natural enough, but the imagery is extremely soft and the darker scenes exhibit a slight veil of noise, which further degrades the resolution. The color palette is naturally hued but colors are generally subdued, except for instances of bright reds, as in flags and other paraphernalia. Fleshtones are naturally hued. Earth tones during segments in woods appear natural. Black levels are generally decent but not particularly deep. Overall, this is not particularly a great image but generally satisfactory. (Gary Reber)

The DTS-HD Master Audio™ 5.1-channel soundtrack is dialogue focused, with the more intense action segments energized with atmospherics and sound effects involving trucks. The music score is comprised of brief classical music segments and light segments that serve as transitions. Bass extension is light generally as well, except for spotty instances. Surround envelopment occurs during the brief energized segments and during the music. Dialogue is natural sounding but sounds overly forward with ineffective spatial integration. This is a relatively subdued soundtrack that gets the job done, but with poor dialogue integration. (Gary Reber)