"Gotti" chronicles infamous crime boss John Gotti's (Travolta) rise to the very top of the Gambino crime family in New York City. The story follows the infamous crime boss' rise to become the "Teflon Don." Spanning three decades, and recounted by his son John Jr. (Lofranco), the movie examines Gotti's tumultuous life as he and his wife (Preston) attempt to hold the family together amid tragedy and multiple prison sentences. (Gary Reber)
There are no special features except for a 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 and sourced from a 2K master Digital Intermediate format.Some segments of the picture are in 1.33:1 and sourced from historical footage. Otherwise, the picture exhibits a natural appearance with a nicely saturated color palette. Primaries are strong and hues are rich and warm, with a realistic cast. Fleshtones retain naturalness even under varied lighting effects. Contrast is well balanced. Black levels are deep and shadow delineation is good. Resolution is generally good, with nice visual details, especially during closeups. Near field and backgrounds are at times detailed as well, providing a good sense of realism. This is a varied visual experience that is effective in creating a sense of realism through the decades that the story occupies. (Gary Reber)
The DTS-HD Master Audio™ 5.1-channel soundtrack is focused on dialogue, which is consistently intelligible with generally good spatial integration. The narrative also is well positioned forward in telling aspects of the story. Atmospherics and Foley sound effects sound realistic. A few sound effects provide dynamic contrast. The music score is a combination of original orchestral and varied pre-recorded selections. One effective recording is the rhythm to "Shaft." The music occupies a wide soundstage that extends to the surrounds and at times aggressively. The wedding scene nicely opens to create an enveloping soundfield. But for the most part, the sound is frontal with an enveloping presence in the surrounds. (Gary Reber)