"Escape Room: Tournament Of Champions" is the sequel to the psychological thriller. As previously, the movie is a suspenseful mind-bender told through mystery-solving rooms in which six strangers must uncover wickedly designed puzzles and overcome life-threatening challenges set in hazardous environments. In this installment, six people unwittingly find themselves locked in another series of escape rooms, slowly uncovering what they have in common to survive...and discovering they've all played the game before. Also in this installment, the masterminds behind Minos are revealed. (Gary Reber)
Special features include the featurettes "Dazzling But Deadly" (HD 05:50), "Game Of Champions" (HD 05:10) and "Upping The Ante" (HD 03:55) and 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 using the Arri Alexa camera system and sourced from a 2K master Digital Intermediate format. Picture quality is excellent and exhibits a natural appearance throughout hazardous environments with different production design and lighting. Colors are nicely saturated with warm and rich, as well as vibrant hues. Fleshtones consistently exhibit naturalness. Contrast is well balanced with deep, revealing blacks and shadows, and un-exaggerated lighting effects. Production and lighting design are the highlights of the experience. Resolution is superb. Facial features, hair and beards appear well defined, as well as the complexities of object textures and clothing. This is a well-crafted visual experience that won't disappoint, (Gary Reber)
The DTS-HD Master Audio™ 5.1-channel soundtrack is quite aggressively active in the surrounds with directionalization. This includes pronounced sound effects panned around the soundfield. The music score is effective and is very active with a wide soundstage that aggressively extends to the surrounds. Dynamics are excellent. Foley sound effects are superb. Dialogue is intelligible and generally well integrated spatially. This is an impressive holosonic® and adrenaline-filled, reference-quality experience that builds with excitement. (Gary Reber)