BLU-RAY REVIEW

Geostorm

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(Studio/Distributor):
Warner Home Video
(Catalog Number):
3000076902
(MPAA Rating):
PG-13
(Rating Reason):
Destruction, action, violence
(Retail Price):
$$35.99
(Disc Type):
Single Side, Dual Layer (BD-50)
(Widescreen Edition):
Yes
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(Running Time In Minutes):
109 Minutes
(Color Type):
Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access):
Yes
(Closed Captioned):
Yes
(Regional Coding):
A
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Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release):
No
(Disc Release Date):
1/23/2018
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(Director):
Dean Devlin
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(Disc Soundtrack):
DTS HD Lossless 5.1
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In "Geostorm," after an unprecedented series of natural disasters threatened the planet, the world's leaders came together to create an intricate network of satellites to control the global climate and keep everyone safe. But now, something has gone wrong––the system built to protect the Earth is attacking it, and it's a race against the clock to uncover the real threat before a worldwide geostorm wipes out everything…and everyone along with it. (Gary Reber)

Special features include the featurettes "Wreaking Havoc" (HD 06:30), "the Search For Answers" (HD 04:13), and "An International Event" (HD 05:40); upfront previews; and a Movies Anywhere 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, was photographed digitally using the Red Epic Dragon with a resolution of 6K and sourced from a 2K master Digital Intermediate format. A stereo conversion was performed by Stereo D, but there has been no announcement of a 3D Blu-ray Disc release nor a 4K UltraHD release. Picture quality is excellent. Contrast is excellent with a wide dynamic range, deep black levels, and revealing shadow delineation. The color palette is rich and warm and nicely saturated. Hues often pop with vivid intensity. Production design is visually stimulating and intricate with computerization and space facilities, satellites, and craft. Special visual effects are on a scale that is mind-blowing. Resolution is outstanding, with fine detail exhibited throughout in human characters and all manner of object text. This is a powerful visual experience that is reference quality and engaging throughout. This deserves an Ultra HD treatment. (Gary Reber)

The DTS-HD Master Audio™ 5.1-channel soundtrack is excitingly dynamic, with powerful extended deep bass in all channels, and extremely powerful .1 LFE sub-25 Hz frequencies. This soundtrack will test the performance capabilities of the best home theatre systems. Atmospherics are incredibly realistic as well as sound effects, which really make for an intensely engaging holosonic® experience that aggressively extends to the surrounds. The sound effects really make this an explosive event for home theatre systems. The orchestral score is very dynamic and powerful with a wide and deep soundstage that extends aggressively to the surrounds. Throughout, dialogue is intelligible, though, at times wanting in spatial integration. This is a powerfully dynamic soundtrack with intense low-frequency extension and loud sound effects that immerse the soundfield to deliver a reference-quality experience. (Gary Reber)