BLU-RAY REVIEW

Snitch 4K Ultra HD

P4.5/S4

WSR Score 4

(Studio/Distributor):
Lionsgate Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number):
52062
(MPAA Rating):
PG-13
(Rating Reason):
Drug content and sequences of violence.
(Retail Price):
$22.99
(Disc Type):
BD-66
(Widescreen Edition):
Yes
(Full Screen Edition):
No
(Running Time In Minutes):
122
(Color Type):
Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access):
Yes
(Closed Captioned):
Yes
(Regional Coding):
A
(Theatrical Year):
2013
(Theatrical Release):
Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release):
No
(Disc Release Date):
6/6/2017
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(Director):
Ric Roman Waugh
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Dolby Atmos, Dolby TrueHD 7.1
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In Snitch, a successful businessman (Johnson) learns his son faces 10 tough years in a Federal hole for drug possession. Convinced it was a setup, he volunteers to become an undercover informant and infiltrate a ruthless cartel. Now, with his back against the wall and his life totally on the line, he must expose the true criminals before they discover his identity. (Gary Reber)

Special features on the Blu-ray Disc include commentary with Co-Writer/Director Ric Roman Waugh and Editor Jonathan Chibnall, the making-of featurette Privileged Information (HD 49:37), four deleted scenes (HD 05:35), the theatrical trailer, upfront previews, and an UltraViolet digital copy.

The 2.40:1 2160p HEVC/H.265 4K Ultra HD HDR-10 picture was filmed digitally using the Canon and Red Epic camera systems at a resolution of 5K with a master format Digital Intermediate at 2K (not 4K). As the 2K Digital Intermediate has been upconverted to 2160p, there is no real gain in native resolution. Still, the picture exhibits noticeably more detail and luminance than the Blu-ray Disc. Fine detail is evident in close-ups of facial features, hair, clothing, and objects. Clarity and sharpness is excellent. The color palette is richer, with warm hues in fleshtones. Other hues are strong as well. Contrast is excellent, with bright highlights, deep blacks, and revealing shadow delineation. The contrasts in the night scenes are dramatic and daylight scenes are impressively sharp. This is a more vivid presentation compared to the Blu-ray, with noticeably finer detail evident throughout. (Gary Reber)