BLU-RAY REVIEW

The Banshees Of Inisherin

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(Studio/Distributor):
20th Century Fox Home Entertainment/MGM
(Catalog Number):
238158
(MPAA Rating):
R
(Rating Reason):
Language throughout, some violent content, and brief graphic nudity
(Retail Price):
$29.99
(Disc Type):
Single Side, Dual Layer (BD-50)
(Widescreen Edition):
Yes
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(Running Time In Minutes):
114
(Color Type):
Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access):
Yes
(Closed Captioned):
Yes
(Regional Coding):
A
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Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release):
No
(Disc Release Date):
12/20/2022
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(Director):
Martin McDonagh
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(Disc Soundtrack):
DTS HD Lossless 5.1
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In "The Banshees Of Inisherin," although Padraic (Colin Farrell) and Colm (Brendon Gleeson) have been lifelong friends, they find themselves of an impasse when one abruptly ends their relationship, bringing alarming consequences for both of them.(Gary Reber)

Special features include the featurette "Creating The Banshees Of Inisherin" (HD 17:49), five deleted scenes (HD 04:49) and a Movies Anywhere digital copy.

The 2.39:1 2160p HEVC/H.265 Ultra HD picture, reviewed on a Sony Bravia Z9D 4K Ultra HD HDR display, was photographed digitally using the Arri Mini LF camera system and sourced from a 4K master Digital Intermediate format. Picture quality is excellent with a vividly natural color palette. Hues are rich and warm with excellent nuanced shadings, Flesh tones are perfectly natural, Contrast is superb with natural black levels, revealing shadow delineation, and natural white illumination. The production design utilizes natural light which results in a beautiful picture that captures the setting perfectly. The locations are astonishing, and both wide vistas and close-ups offer precisely rendered detail levels. Resolution is superb with fine detail exhibited throughout and beautifully captures the wonderful textures of the island settings snd stone and wood structures. Fine facial features such as skin pores, lines, beard stubble and hair are finely resolved. Clothing fabrics are detailed and object textures are realistic throughout. This is a gorgeous picture that is compelling. (Gary Reber)

The DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1-channel soundtrack is dialogue focused with a heavy Irish accent that for some will benefit from engaging the "for the hearing impaired" to understand. The dialogue is very forward sounding and wanting in spatial integration. Atmospherics are realistic and provide subtle surround envelopment. The occasional sound effect, such as bombs in the distance and a house fire are effective. Foley sound effects are excellent. The music is nicely recorded and provides subtle envelopment as well. This is a very realistic soundtrack except for the forward dialogue. (Gary Reber)


a nicely immersive DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 track. One of the film's many plot strands revolves around Colm attempting to compose an epic "reel", and both the village musicians in the local pub as well as Carter Burwell's entrancing underscore can provide clear engagement of the side and rear channels. Surround activity is also fulsome in the many outdoor scenes where everything from the lap of tides to the cawing of seabirds can dot the surround channels. Dialogue is rendered cleanly and clearly throughout.