"Crypto" is a cyber-thriller. With the current rise of crypto-currency, people find ways to exploit the system and the global economy. After discovering evidence of fraud, a young Wall Street agent named Martin (Knapp) is tasked with following a long trail of corruption and theft. During his investigation, which includes an Albany bank branch in upstate New York and a local gallery selling million-dollar paintings, he finds that the people involved, a violent global mob, are more powerful than he could have ever imagined, putting his nearby family in grave danger. (Gary Reber)
Special features include commentary with Director John Stalberg, Jr. and Co-Writers David Frigerio and Carlyle Eubank, the featurette "Creating Crypto" (HD 09:02) , the trailer, upfront previews and a digital code.
The 2.66:1 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 in anamorphic Panavision with Panavision camers and sourced from a 2K master Digital Intermediate format. Picture quality is excellent with naturalness throughout. Color fidelity is accurately rendered with rich and warm hues. Nothing is exaggerated; the forested landscape and the dirt potato fields are perfectly realistic. Fleshtones are natural throughout. Contrast is excellent with deep blacks, shadow delineation, and natural highlights. Resolution is excellent. Fine detail is exhibited. Landscapes and the farm are realistic, as well as facial features, including skin pores, hair and beards. Object textures are excellent as well, such as the farm tractor, structures, computers, etc. This is a very natural picture with excellent color fidelity and realism. (Gary Reber)
The DTS-HD Master Digital™ 5.1-channel soundtrack has moments of dynamic intensity and deep bass extension. The music score is performed on a synthesizer with the soundstage wide and deep, as well as dynamic. The music extends to the surrounds. Sound effects are realistic sounding as well as atmospherics, and envelop the surrounds. At times the effects are directionalized. Dialogue is naturally portrayed with generally good spatial integration, though, at times is wanting in clarity. This is a well-crated soundtrack that effectively supports the buildup of suspense. (Gary Reber)