Into The Ashes

WSR Score3.5
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RLJ Entertainment
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In "Into The Ashes," Nick Brenner (Grimes) has an honest job and a loving wife (Moreau), and believes he had safely escaped his violent, criminal history. But his old crew hasn't forgotten about him or the money he stole, and when they take what Nick now values the most––his wife––he has nothing left to lose. Confronted by the town sheriff (Taylor), who is also his father-in-law, Nick must decide if he will stay on his new path or indulge in his need for revenge and force his enemies to pay for what they have done. (Gary Reber)

Special features include the feturettes "Building The Fire" (HD 12:36) and "Shooting The South: On Location" (HD 07:57) and upfront previews.

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 a sort or dreamy atmosphere in the rural parts of Bessemer, Alabama. Overcast skies predominate and the rural character is realistic looking, with scatterings of trees along two-lane highways, Color fidelity throughout generally appears naturally hued. Interiors also appear natural along with the basic rural decor. Night scenes exhibit decent shadow delineation. Contrast is decent, though, at times a bit wanting in dynamic range. Resolution is good with fine detail and sharp imagery. Facial features are nicely defined including hair and beards. Object textures are also well defined, which enhance the realism. Lighting effects add nice touches of stylization and appear natural. Overall, this is a compelling picture with a perfectly natural appearance. (Gary Reber)

The DTS-HD Master Audio™ 5.1-channel soundtrack has a haunting music score that aggressively extends to the surrounds and envelops the soundfield. Atmospherics, which are often subtle, are realistic with instances of surround extension, as well as louder sounds of vehicle engines, door slams, and road sounds. Other sound effects, such as gunfire, are powerful yet realistic. Dialogue is generally well integrated spatially. Foley sound effects are precise. This is a good soundtrack that is engaging throughout. (Gary Reber)