"Fast Color" follows a young woman whose superhuman abilities keep her on the run until she finally decides to go home and search for help. Hunted by mysterious forces, a young woman (Mbatha-Raw) with supernatural abilities must go on the run when her powers are discovered. With nowhere else to go, she flees back to her family and the farmhouse she abandoned long ago. There, while being pursued by the local sheriff (Strathairn), she begins to mend the broken relationships with her mother (Toussaint) and daughter (Sidney), and unearths the depths of the power within her. (Gary Reber)
Special features include commentary with Writer-Director Julia Hart and Writer-Producer Jordan Horowitz, the featurette "A Mother's Power: Making Fast Color" (HD 15:29), upfront previews and a digital code.
The 1.85:1 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 imagery is naturally hued throughout. At times bright lighting effects, such as the lights on police cars and flashlights, as well as interior settings that are spot lit, add to the dynamics of the imagery. Color fidelity is rich and warm and at times brilliant. In one scene the sky becomes a rainbow of brilliant and striking color. Fleshtones are perfectly natural throughout, Contrast is well balanced with deep blacks and revealing shadow delineation against brighter accents. Interior scenes are naturally presented. Night scenes are beautifully exhibited. Resolution is good and exhibits generally good detail and sharpness. Overall, this is a fine visual experience. (Gary Reber)
The DTS-HD Master Audioô 5.1-channel soundtrack is comprised of a prominent music score of synthesizer and orchestral instruments that is nicely recorded. The music occupies a wide and deep soundstage that extends to the surrounds with enveloping energy. Dialogue is perfectly intelligible with good spatial integration. Atmospherics and sound effects sound natural and real as well. At times the music and sound effects do get aggressive and fill the soundfield with impactful energy. This is a generally good soundtrack but lacking in deep bass and aggressive surround in places that would seem appropriate. Still, this is a satisfying sonic experience. (Gary Reber)