BLU-RAY REVIEW

Honk For Jesus, Save Your Soul

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Sound3.5
WSR Score3
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(Studio/Distributor):
Universal Studios Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number):
3000092432
(MPAA Rating):
R
(Rating Reason):
Language and some sexual content
(Retail Price):
$34.98
(Disc Type):
Single Side, Dual Layer (BD-50)
(Widescreen Edition):
Yes
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(Running Time In Minutes):
103
(Color Type):
Color
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Yes
(Closed Captioned):
Yes
(Regional Coding):
A
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Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release):
No
(Disc Release Date):
11/1/2022
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(Director):
Adamma Ebo
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DTS HD Lossless 5.1
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"Honk For Jesus. Save Your Soul" is a satirical comedy starring Regina Hall as Trinitie Childs –– the proud first lady of a Southern Baptist megachurch, who together with her husband Pastor Lee-Curtis Childs (Sterling K. Brown), once served a congregation in the tens of thousands. But after a scandal forces their church to temporarily close, Trinitie and Lee-Curtis must reopen their church and rebuild their congregation to make the biggest comeback that commodified religion has ever seen. (Gary Reber)

Special features include alternate opening (HD 01:03), nine deleted and alternate scenes (HD 16:16), gag reel (HD 03:34) and a Movies Anywhere digital copy.

The 2.39:1/1.85:1 2160p HEVC/H.265 Ultra HD picture, reviewed on a Sony Bravia Z9D 4K Ultra HD HDR display, was photographed digitally in anamorphic Panavision® using the Red Gemini camera system and sourced from a 2K master Digital Intermediate format. The aspect ration shifts often from a 1.85.1 when the imagery is part of a documentary shoot and 2.39:1 when not part of the documentary shoot. The picture appears digitally captured but color fidelity is saturated with hues that pop. Flesh tones appear natural. The picture is bright with generally good contrast. Black levels are deep, shadow delineation is respectable and white levels realistic. Resolution is excellent with fine detail exhibited throughout, especially during closeups. Facial features are well defined such as skin pores, lines, and hair. Clothing and fabrics are vivid. Object textures are realistic. This is a vey colorful presentation that is pleasing to view. (Gary Reber)

The DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1-channel soundtrack is dialogue focused with a very frontal ADR character. Dialogue is intelligible but wanting in spatial integration. Atmospherics sound realistic. Sound effects are low-keyed but effective. The gospel-tinged music is presented as background and at times forward fill. Surround energy pertains primarily to the music and some atmospherics. Overall, this is a uneven soundtrack experience but generally pleasing. (Gary Reber)