BLU-RAY REVIEW

Fatherhood

Featured In Issue 262, July/August

Picture5
Sound4.5
WSR Score5.5
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(Studio/Distributor):
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number):
58166
(MPAA Rating):
PG-13
(Rating Reason):
Some strong language and suggestive material
(Retail Price):
$34.99
(Disc Type):
Single Side, Dual Layer (BD-50)
(Widescreen Edition):
Yes
(Full Screen Edition):
(Running Time In Minutes):
109
(Color Type):
Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access):
Yes
(Closed Captioned):
Yes
(Regional Coding):
A
(Theatrical Year):
(Theatrical Release):
Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release):
No
(Disc Release Date):
6/14/2022
(THX® Digitally Mastered):
(Director):
Pau Weitz
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(Disc Soundtrack):
DTS HD Lossless 5.1
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(French Language):
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"Fatherhood" is a heartwarming true story about a widowed dad (Kevin Hart) who copes with doubts, fears, heartache and dirty diapers as he sets out to raise his daughter on his own. (Gary Reber)

Special features include upfront previews 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 in anamorphic Servicevision using the Red Monstro camera system and sourced from a 4K master Digital Intermediate format. Picture quality is excellent. The imagery is clear and sharp. Color fidelity is superb with nicely saturated hues that often pop. Flesh tones are perfectly captured and natural. Contrast is well balanced with deep natural black levels, revealing shadow delineation and natural white levels. Resolution is superb with fine detail exhibited in facial feature, including skin pores, lines, hair and beards. Production design does not hide detail with environments and sets that reveal excellent resolution. This is a beautiful visual experience with stunning natural colors. (Gary Reber)

The DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1-channel soundtrack is dialogue focused with good intelligibility and generally good spatial integration. The music is light and generally well recorded with a wide soundstage that extends to the surrounds. Bass sound natural and not exaggerated. Atmospherics are realistic. The amusement park scene sounds amazing and real. Sound effects are effectively used and sound natural. This is a very realistic soundtrack that perfectly complements the storytelling. (Gary Reber)