BLU-RAY REVIEW

Unbreakable 4K Ultra HD

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(Studio/Distributor):
Walt Disney Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number):
217202
(MPAA Rating):
PG-13
(Rating Reason):
Mature themes, some disturbing violent content, and a sexual reference
(Retail Price):
$34.99
(Disc Type):
Single Side, Dual Layer (BD-66)
(Widescreen Edition):
Yes
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(Running Time In Minutes):
102
(Color Type):
Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access):
Yes
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Yes
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Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release):
No
(Disc Release Date):
9/21/2021
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(Director):
M. Night Shyamalan
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(Disc Soundtrack):
DTS HD Lossless 5.1
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"Unbreakable" takes place after David Dun (Bruce Willis) emerges from a horrific train crash as the lone survivor––and without a single scratch on him. He meets a mysterious, unsettling stranger (Samuel L. Jackson) who believes comic book heroes walk the earth, and whose sinister, single-minded obsession will impact David's life forever. (Gary Reber)

Special features include the featurettes "Behind The Scenes" HD 14:16), "Comic Books And Superheroes" (HD 19:21) and "Night's First Fight Sequence" (HD 02:27); seven deleted scenes (HD 28:28); the train station sequence: storyboards and final scene (HD 08:20) and a Movies Anywhere digital code.

The 2.39:1 2160p HEVC/H.265 Ultra HD HDR10/Dolby Vision picture, reviewed on a Sony Bravia Z9D 4K Ultra HD HDR display, was photographed on Kodak film stock using the Panavision Panaflex Gold II, Panavision Panaflex Millennium XL Panaflex Platinum and Panavision Panaflex Millennium camera systems and sourced from a 4K master Digital Intermediate format. A fine layer of film grain is noticeable in up-close examination but it is never objectionable. The picture exhibits a drabbish and darkish appearance. Image quality is inconsistent, with, for example, fleshtones appearing a bit reddish at times. At times the imagery is devoid of color and presented under low-light conditions. Contrast is well balanced with acceptable black levels, good shadow delineation and effective spotlighting. Outdoor scenes look the best. Overall, the look as intended appears bleak and despairing. (Gary Reber)

The DTS-HD Master Audio™ 5.1-channel soundtrack sounds powerful as the train builds in intensity with deep bass. There are other times as well that are loud and powerful. The music score is a strong element, which occupies a wide and deep soundstage that extends to the surrounds to envelop the soundfield. Sound effects are dynamic and effective as a sound element, as well as atmospherics. In one scene there is a heavy rainstorm that immerses the soundfield. The underwater scene with the trapped character is edge-of-your-seat effective. Dialogue is intelligible but at times is overpowered by the atmospherics, sound effects, and music. Overall, this is a compelling holosonic® soundtrack that is engaging. (Gary Reber)