Dead Water

WSR Score2.5
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Lionsgate Home Entertainment
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Language, some violence, and sexual content
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Chris Helton
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In "Dead Water," when a relaxing getaway turns deadly, a former Marine must risk his life to save his wife and best friend from a modern-day pirate while facing the ghosts of the war he left behind. (Gary Reber)

Special features include 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 color palette is saturated with bright backdrops throughout in the location in St. Croix. Contrast exhibits deep blacks against the bright white of the yacht. Shadows are not really a factor, as for the brightness of the on-location shoot. Resolution is excellent with detail revealed in facial and body features, hair, beards, and objects The open seas are deep blue with blue skies overhead. Overall, while a low-budget production, the backdrop imagery is beautiful of the white yacht on the open sea. (Gary Reber)

The DTS-HD Master Audio™ 5.1-channel soundtrack takes place on a small yacht on the open sea with the atmospherics of the sea water surrounding the boat. Other atmospherics involve the quietness of the interior cabins. Everything sounds realistic. Foley sound effects are realistic throughout. The music score is a background element and fairly constant. There is also some deep bass attributes to the music. The flashback battle scenes also are deep-bass impactful. The music envelops the soundfield. Sound effects, such as boat engine sounds and gunfire, are realistic. Dialogue is consistently intelligible with, at times, good spatial integration, though, often ADR. Overall, this is a minimalist soundtrack experience that builds in suspense. (Gary Reber)