Featured In Issue 253, January/February 2021

WSR Score4
Basic Information on new release titles is posted as soon as titles are announced. Once reviewed, additional data is added to the database.
Paramount Home Entertainment
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Some viiolence, language, and sexuality/nudiity
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Miles Joris-Peyrafitte
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Dolby TrueHD 5.1
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"Dreamland" is a mesmerizing love story set amidst America's struggle during the Great Depression. Eugene Evans (Cole) dreams of escaping his small Texas town when he discovers a wounded, fugitive bank robber (Robbie). Torn between claiming the bounty for her capture and his growing attraction to the seductive criminal, Eugene must make a decision that will forever affect the lives of everyone he's ever loved. (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. While digitally produced, the imagery was textured by Livergrain to project an appearance of film. Picture quality is excellent with a realistic period backdrop in the flat dust bowl plains of Kansas. The color palette exhibits warm and natural hues seen in the period old wood buildings. Brownish tones are emphasized. Fleshtones are natural. Contrast is excellent with deep blacks, revealing shadow delineation, and natural lighting. Resolution is revealing of fine detail in textures and objects, as well as facial features. This is a compelling picture that is realistic throughout. (Gary Reber)

The Dolby TrueHD 5.1-channel soundtrack delivers realistic atmospherics from roaring dust storms with deep sub-25 Hz frequencies and aggressive surround energy to subtle supports to the prominent dialogue. The music is limited but effective as a supportive element and with subtle surround. A dance scene with a slap-hand performance and dancers is quite real. Dialogue is intelligible throughout and natural. The occasional narration is a bit forward but clear. Overall, this is a well-crafted soundtrack packed with realism. (Gary Reber)