Captive State

WSR Score3.5
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Universal Studios Home Entertainment
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Sci-fi violence and action, some sexual content, brief language and drug materiial
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Rupert Wyatt
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"Captive State" is unlike any future world ever imagined. A decade since an extraterrestrial force has occupied our planet, deceiving humanity with the promise of peace and unity, Chicago Police Officer William Mulligan (Goodman) is tasked with maintaining law and order in a city on the brink of rebellion. Gabriel (Sanders), the young brother of a fallen militant and the son of Mulligan's ex-partner, is faced with the crucial choice: Collaborate... or fight back. (Gary Reber)

Special features include commentary with Director/Producer/Co-Writer Rupert Wyatt, the featurettes "Igniting A War" (HD 05:20) and "Building The World Of Captive State" (HD 05:10), upfront previews and a Movies Anywhere digital 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 and sourced from a 2K master Digital Intermediate format. The picture is dynamic and presents at times bright and vibrant imagery, and as well, bleak and muted hues, all of which is revealing in detail. At times the imagery nicely pops with strong color. The bleaker scenes are characteristic of low-light grayish hues. Fleshtones are generally natural. Contrast is good with nicely presented black levels and revealing shadow delineation. Resolution is excellent with fine detail apparent even in low light. Locational environments, both interiors and exteriors, are effectively captured with well-defined object textures. This is a well-crafted visual experience that is clean and sharp, even in low-light conditions. (Gary Reber)

The DTS-HD Master Audio™ 5.1-channel soundtrack delivers a deep bass-centric synthesizer score, which at times sounds boomy. The varied soundtrack delivers both subtle ambient quiet segments and robust sonic intensity, such as the aggressiveness of the surrounds. In one scene, eerie alien sounds surround the listener. In another, at a train depot atmospheric realism is effective. There is a good balance between the atmospheric effects and the energized sound effects and deep bass. The synthesizer music permeates throughout with a wide and deep soundstage. Dialogue is intelligible with generally good spatial delineation. This is an engaging holosonic® soundtrack that effectively supports the state of affairs. (Gary Reber)