BLU-RAY REVIEW

Most Wanted

Picture4
Sound4.5
WSR Score4
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(Studio/Distributor):
Paramount Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number):
2129797
(MPAA Rating):
R
(Rating Reason):
Drug content, language throughout, and some violence
(Retail Price):
$13.99
(Disc Type):
Single Side, Dual Layer (BD-50)
(Widescreen Edition):
Yes
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(Running Time In Minutes):
125
(Color Type):
Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access):
Yes
(Closed Captioned):
Yes
(Regional Coding):
A
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(Theatrical Release):
Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release):
No
(Disc Release Date):
9/22/2020
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(Director):
Daniel Roby
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DTS HD Lossless 5.1
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"Most Wanted" is inspired by the gripping true story in which an investigative journalist (Hartnet) unravels a twisted case of entrapment in which Daniel (Pilon), a guy from the wrong side of the tracks, is forced into a dangerous drug deal against his will and is sentenced to 100 years in a Thai prison. As Daniel endures torture and abuse, the journalist must track down the shady undercover cops benefiting off the conspiracy, while also fighting for Daniel's freedom. (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 picture exhibits a raw realistic appearance set in actual locations in Canada and Thailand. Color fidelity is saturated and stylized to create a 1980's period feel. Hues are generally natural within the stylization, such as fleshtones. Contrast is generally good and well balanced, though, shadows are a bit dark. Black levels are deep. Highlights are effective. Resolution is good, especially during closeups. This is a very realistic crime drama with a raw edge. (Gary Reber)

The DTS-HD Master Audioô 5.1-channel soundtrack is driven by an aggressive synthesizer score with powerful deep inter-channel and .1 LFE bass extension that excites the soundfield. Atmospherics are realistic throughout. Sound effects are often powerful, but the action is generally frontal focused. Surround envelopment is at times strong. Dialogue is mostly well integrated spatially, but ADR also is prevalent. This is a dynamic-sounding soundtrack with strong soundfield envelopment that effectively complements the gritty story. (Gary Reber)