"Greed" is a satire on the grotesque inequality of wealth in the fashion industry. The story is about a self-made British billionaire Sir Richard McCreadie (Coogan), whose retail empire is in crisis. For 30 years he has ruled the world of retail fashion, but after a damaging public government investigation, his image is tarnished. To save his reputation, he decides to bounce back with a highly publicized and extravagant party celebrating his 60th birthday on the Greek Island of Mykonos. (Gary Reber)
Special features include a behind-the-scenes vignette (HD 02:10), deleted scene (HD 04:56), the theatrical trailer 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 imagery exhibits a bright appearance throughout with a focus on Greece and its bright sunlit locals. The picture appears rather digital but color fidelity is generally natural. Colors are brightly saturated with deep blue skies and water, and greenery. Fleshtones are natural in appearance. Contrast is decent. Blacks are deep. Resolution is revealing of fine detail throughout. Closeups are especially revealing, such as facial complexions, hair and beards. Clothing is revealing of fabric texture, such as cottons, and objects are nicely textured as well. Overall, this is a satisfying picture, though, digitally characteristic. (Gary Reber)
The DTS-HD Master Audio™ 5.1-channel soundtrack is dialogue focused with a dominance of ADR, which projects an unnatural presence. Atmospherics are quite active throughout and are generally realistic with an enveloping surround presence. Sound effects are a dramatic element as the prominence of the sound is the atmospherics. Music is limited and not really a factor overall, except for the loud DJ party music, in which bass extension is rhythmic. This is a decent but unremarkable soundtrack with dialogue that is wanting in spatial integration. (Gary Reber)