Featured In Issue 252, October/November 2020

WSR Score3.5
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Lionsgate Home Entertainment
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Johnny Martin
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In "Alone," lonely surfer Aidan (Posey) awakens one morning to find that a global pandemic has turned most of humanity into bloodthirsty zombies. Just as he's ready to give up hope, Aidan spots his attractive neighbor Eva (Spiro) across his apartment complex's courtyard, and soon the two become "socially distant" friends. Trying to find a way to rescue her, Aidan confronts an eccentric neighbor (Sutherland) who could be their salvation—or downfall. (Gary Reber)

Special features include the trailer, upfront previews and a 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 imagery has dramatic shifts from naturalness to stylization using lighting effects. Natural color fidelity is perfectly realistic. The setting is an apartment complex with colorful exteriors that are bright during the daylight. Fleshtones are naturally hued. Contrast is well balanced with deep blacks and revealing shadows. Resolution is excellent with fine detail exhibited throughout, especially during close-ups, which there are many, and object textures. Overall, this is a pleasing visual experience. (Gary Reber)

The DTS-HD Maser Audio™ 5.1-channel soundtrack is dialogue focused with Aiden talking to himself quite a bit while in isolation. Atmospherics, such as a rain storm, and sound effects enhance the other constant dialogue and add sonic color to the otherwise isolated surroundings. Beatings of the infected and the deathly disturbances in hallways also excite the sonics, The orchestral score is haunting with strange sounds that enhance the sense of impeding and constant tension. Deep bass extends in the music. Surround envelopment is generally subtle but effective. Fidelity is excellent throughout. This is a nicely crafted soundtrack that provides an edgy sonic experience. (Gary Reber)