BLU-RAY REVIEW

Synchronic

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Sound4
WSR Score3.5
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(Studio/Distributor):
Well Go USA
(Catalog Number):
WGU03236
(MPAA Rating):
R
(Rating Reason):
Drug content and language throughout and some violent/bloody images
(Retail Price):
$29.98
(Disc Type):
Single Side, Dual Layer (BD-50)
(Widescreen Edition):
Yes
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(Running Time In Minutes):
101
(Color Type):
Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access):
Yes
(Closed Captioned):
Yes
(Regional Coding):
A
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Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release):
No
(Disc Release Date):
1/26/2021
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(Director):
Justin Benson & Aaron Moorhead
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(Disc Soundtrack):
DTS HD Lossless 5.1
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"Synchronic" follows New Orleans and longtime best friends Steve (Mackie) and Dennis (Dorman) who are called to a series of bizarre, gruesome accidents, which they chalk up to the mysterious new party drug found at the scene. But after Dennis's oldest daughter suddenly disappears, Steve stumbles upon a terrifying truth about the supposed psychedelic that will challenge everything he know about reality––and the flow of time itself. (Gary Reber)

Special features include commentary with Directors Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead, a making-of featurette (HD 15:05) and the featurettes "Previsualizations" (HD 08:17) and "VFX Breakdown" (HD 02:59), a deleted scene (HD 01:06), an alternate ending (HD 01:28), a teaser, a 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 and sourced from a 2K master Digital Intermediate format. The picture exhibits segments in which the color palette is a bit desaturated and grainy while other segments exhibit nicely saturated colors. The changes in time periods are stylized for an eerie experience. Fleshtones appear natural. Resolution is generally good but soft in some scenes. Overall, this is satisfying experience with compelling imagery. (Gary Reber)

The DTS-HD Master Audio™ 5.1-channel soundtrack is natural sounding from an ambulance to time travel to swamps, freezing storms, and war zones with excellent sound effects. Some sound effects deliver strong deep bass. The synthesizer-created music surrounds and envelops aggressively. Directionality is present throughout the soundstage and soundfield. Environmental atmospherics sound realistic. Dynamics are good during time travel sequences. Dialogue is well integrated spatially. Overall, this is a soundtrack that sounds realistic with segments of wide dynamics and extended low frequencies. (Gary Reber)