Marine 6, The: Close Quarters

Featured In Issue 237, March 2019

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In "The Marine 6: Close Quarters," Jack Carter (Mizanin) and another former Marine, Luke Trapper (Michaels), join forces to rescue a kidnapped girl (Connolly-Burnham) from a gang of international criminals headed up by Maddy Hayes (Lynch). (Gary Reber)

Special features include the featurettes "Making Maddy & The Marines" (HD 05:06) and "The Breakdown: Epic Fights" (HD 04:33) and a Movies Anywhere digital copy code.

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 using the Arri Alexa camera system and sourced from a 2K master Digital Intermediate format. The picture exhibits naturalness throughout, though, is rather digital in character. The color palette is a bit desaturated, with the imagery photographed in an abandoned old brewery with lots of metal objects and brownish hues. Fleshtones retain generally natural hues. A bright color appears occasionally, but otherwise hues are on the darker side. Contrast is generally good throughout. Black levels are good and shadow delineation is revealing. Resolution is excellent with fine detail evident in location settings, facial features and clothing. Overall, picture quality is acceptable and at times rather good. (Gary Reber)

The DTS-HD Master Audio™ 5.1-channel soundtrack has a "produced" character with rather upfront dialogue that is wanting in spatial integration. Atmospherics are good. Sound effects, such as gunfire and an explosion, are a bit weak by action movie standards, but subtle atmospherics are realistic. Bass levels are at times deep. The music score is electronic and pretty constant throughout. Generally, the soundtrack is mediocre but effective with a predominance of gunfire. (Gary Reber)