Featured In Issue 221, November 2017

WSR Score4
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In "Overdrive," two legendary car thieves (Eastwood and Thorp) are caught in the act of stealing from notorious crime boss Jacomo Morier (Abkarian). In order to win back their freedom they’re put to the ultimate test—the theft of a priceless car from Morier’s sworn enemy, Max Klemp (Schick). While putting together a crew to pull off the daring heist, they’re joined by two women (Armas and Weiss), who are more dangerous than they look. The team has one week to put the plan in motion, steal the car, and make their escape, or lose everything, including their lives. (Gary Reber)

Special features include the feaurettes The Caper (HD 07:17), The Crew (HD 07:19), and The Cars (HD 03:34); upfront previews; and an UltraViolet digital copy.

The 2.39:1 1080p AVC picture, reviewed on a Sony Bravia Z9D 4K Ultra HD HDR display, upconverted to 2160p with greater resolution and luminance, was photographed digitally with the Arri Alexa XT. The imagery is vivid throughout with a nicely saturated colorful palette. Hues are rich with strong natural hues. Fleshtones are natural throughout. Contrast is well balanced with deep blacks and revealing shadow delineation. Resolution is a bit soft, but during close-ups fine detail is more revealing of facial features, hair beads, clothing, and object texture, which extends to the beautiful details of the exotic cars. This is a visually engaging picture with great locations and a vivid color palette. (Gary Reber)

The DTS-HD Master Audio™ 5.1-channel soundtrack is extremely dynamic and exciting. The surround energy is off the charts and exemplary of what a fully immersive soundfield should represent. Bass energy and .1 LFE extension to sub-25 Hz is robust with roaring, throaty car engine sounds and screeching tires during intense action scenes, which is thrilling. Atmospherics are realistic with effective surrounds. Sound effects are sonically impactful, with terrific car sounds, gunfire explosions, and a crumbling motor bridge. There is even a sense of height delivered with a helicopter flying overhead. Foley sound effects are well executed for realism. The orchestral music score is well recorded with a wide and deep soundstage that extends aggressively to the surrounds and fills the soundfield. Dialogue is quite ADR executed and often is wanting in spatial integration. This is a well-produced, holosonic® enveloping soundtrack that delivers loads of excitement and thrilling soundfield envelopment. (Gary Reber)