In Collide, the stakes are high and the danger is real. Needing some fast cash to save the love of his life, Juliette (Jones), Casey Stein (Hoult) returns to his former employer and drug smuggler Geran (Kingsley) for one last job—which goes horribly wrong. Now on the run from ruthless mob boss Hagen (Hopkins), Casey sets out on an adrenaline-fueled car chase on the German highways to get to Juliette before it's too late. (Gary Reber)
Special features include upfront previews and an UltraViolet digital copy.
The 2.40:1 1080p AVC picture, reviewed on a Sony Bravia Z9D 4K Ultra HD HDR display, upconverted to 2160p with greater resolution and luminance, is strongly saturated throughout with a vibrant color palette, but naturalness is hindered by the hue exaggeration. Fans of fine automobiles will relish the bright, shining colors of the numerous cars involved. Yes, fleshtones retain a natural hue, though, at times with a red push. Contrast is generally good, with deep blacks and revealing shadow delineation. The overall color density is on the intense side. Resolution is excellent, with fine detail exhibited throughout, especially during closeups of facial features, hair, clothing, and object texture. Facial detail on Anthony Hopkins and Ben Kingsley is incredibly revealing, as is the case of the other actors. This is an extremely vivid and stylized visual experience that is colorful throughout. (Gary Reber)
The DTS-HD Master Audio™ 5.1-channel soundtrack is revved up with intense screeching car chases, pounding crashes, and powerful gunfire. The action seems to never stop and is heightened with sound effects galore. Atmospherics also are quite realistic. Sound effects are heightened in intensity by energized .1 LFE extension to sub-25 Hz frequencies. The overall impact is intensely adrenaline inducing. Surround energy is aggressive, with directionalized effect. The music score is quite active and rhythmic, with strong bass accents throughout, with a strong surround presence and wide and deep soundstage. Fidelity is excellent. Dialogue is decently integrated spatially. This is a powerfully engaging holosonic® soundtrack, with plenty of high-octane action that will thrill the audience. (Gary Reber)