"El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie" reunites fans with Jesse Pinkman (Paul). In the wake of his dramatic escape from captivity, Jesse must come to terms with his past in order to forge some kind of future. (Gary Reber)
Special features include commentary with Vince Gilligan and Aaron Paul, super commentary with the ensemble featuring 46 members of the cast and crew, "Snow Globe: A Breaking Bad Short" (HD ), "Skinny Pete In The Box" and "On The Radio" teasers, "Rocket Salvage" and "Vamonos Pest" commercials, "Enchanted" by Chloe x Halle, visual effects design galleries, a making-of featurette (HD 28:28), seven deleted and extended scenes (HD 16:39), a gag reel (HD 06:18) and scene studies with Vince Gilligan.
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 65 and Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K camera systems and sourced from a 4K master Digital Intermediate format. The picture was shot in actual locals and the imagery is natural in appearance with some stylization. The forest and the snow on the ground is super realistic. Color fidelity is generally natural in appearance with nothing exaggerated, Occasional hues are nicely saturated with strong primaries. Contrast is balanced with deep blacks and revealing shadow delineation. Bright highlights are realistic with intensity shown in direct headlights and spot-lighting effects. Resolution is excellent with fine detail exhibited in objects and clothing. Facial features exhibit fine lines, skin pores, hair, beards and other features. As a TV production produced in Dolby Vision, the quality is quite excellent and visually compelling. (Gary Reber)
The DTS-HD Master Audio™ 5.1-channel soundtrack is rather frontal focused with surround envelopment providing a sense of dimensionality. Fidelity is excellent, Dialogue is quite forward with quite a lot of ADR that is wanting in spatial integration. Atmospherics are realistic and frontal focused. Sound effects are effective but not intense, except for an intense explosion with debris that is directionalized in the surrounds. The music can be quite aggressive at times with extension to the surrounds. This is an effective and compelling soundtrack experience. (Gary Reber)