Featured In Issue 255, May/June 2021

WSR Score4
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Robin Wright
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"Land" is the poignant story of one woman's search for meaning in the vast and harsh American wilderness. Edee (Wright), in the aftermath of an unfathomable event, finds herself unable to stay connected to the world she once knew, and in the face of that uncertainty retreats to the magnificent, but unforgiving, wilds of the Rockies. After a local hunter (Bichir) brings her back from the brink of death, she must find a way to live again. (Gary Reber)

Special features include the featurettes " Crafting Land" (HD 05:07), "Robin Wright; Feature Film Directorial Debut" (HD 0:50) and "After The Trauma" (HD 03:19); upfront previews and a Movies Anywhere digital code.

The 1.66:1 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 an Arri Alexa camera system and sourced from a 2K master Digital Intermediate format. The setting is the rugged wilderness, and the color palette beautifully captures the earthy and seasonal hues of the greenery, browns, and white snow. Fleshtones are perfectly natural. The resolution exhibited in this wilderness setting is superb and reveals the intricate details exhibited in the grass, trees, leaves and snow. The interior of Edee's rustic cabin reveals detail in dust and cobwebs, as well as the general state of age and decay within the wood walls and on the wood floor. Clothing and object texture are nicely detailed. Contrast exhibits natural black-and-white levels as well as good shadow delineation. Some slight noise can be perceived in the low-light condition of the cabin, but otherwise this is a well-crafted picture. (Gary Reber)

The DTS-HD Master Audio™ 5.1-channel soundtrack is soaked in the atmospherics of the wilderness from light winds to fierce climate extremes, all spread throughout the soundfield with excellent envelopment. There are scenes in which strong winds and severe winter weather sounds envelop the soundfield. Sound effects such as a crackling fireplace and gunshots sound realistic. Dialogue is intelligible throughout with generally good spatial delineation. This is a well-crafted holosonic® soundtrack and perfectly supports the storytelling. (Gary Reber)