In Order Of Disappearance

Featured In Issue 213, January 2017

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Magnolia Home Entertainment
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Hans Petter Moland
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In Order Of Disappearance takes place amongst Norwegian icy landscapes. Introverted and hard-working snowplow driver Nils (Skarsgard), has just been named “Citizen Of The Year,” when he receives news that his son died of a heroin overdose. Disbelieving the official report, Nils soon uncovers evidence of the young man’s murder—a victim in a turf war between the local crime boss, known as “The Count,” and his Serbian rivals. After kidnapping The Count’s son to gain his attention, Nils soon realizes that winning a blood feud will not be easy, especially with the unexpected arrival of the gang’s Serbian rival, “Papa” (Ganz). Armed with heavy machinery and a good dose of beginner’s luck, Nils embarks upon a quest for revenge that soon escalates into a full-blown underworld gang war, with the body count spiraling ever higher and higher. (Gary Reber)

The 2.34:1 1080p AVC picture wonderfully captures the Norwegian icy landscapes covered in deep, soft snow or hard-packed roadways. Bright whites are stunning, with trees and mountains and cleared roadways in contrast, as well as various road signage and buildings. The color palette is perfectly natural throughout. Hues are well balanced with, at times, strong primaries, Fleshtones are accurate with realistic complexions. Resolution is superb, with nuanced detail exhibited throughout in facial features, hair, clothing, object texture, and icy snow. The clarity is amazing and perfectly natural. The imagery also is pristine. This is a truly excellent reference-quality picture. (Gary Reber)

The DTS-HD Master Audio™ 5.1-channel soundtrack is equally superb, with a wonderfully unusual instrumentation and sonic character. The music, as with the other sound elements, are nicely recorded. The music extends wide and deep across the soundstage and aggressively into the surrounds, for an effective holosonic® presence. Atmospherics and Foley are nicely nuanced with excellent fidelity and spatial dimensionality. Sound effects such as the massive snow plow and gunfire are realistic. The snow plow sonics are enhanced with deep, sub-25 Hz bass that is powerful. Other sound effects, such as wind, sound so real. Dialogue is superbly recorded with excellent spatial delineation and naturalness. This is a really well-crafted soundtrack distinguished by its natural presence. This is a wonderful Norwegian soundtrack that is distinguished throughout. (Gary Reber)