Red 2-Film Collection 4K Ultra HD SteelBook

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Lionsgate Home Entertainment
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Pervasive action and violence, and for some language and strong material
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Dean Parisot / Robert Schwentke
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In "Red," Frank Moses (Bruce Willis)s is a former black-ops CIA agent living a quiet life alone... until the day a hit squad shows up to kill him. With his identity compromised, Frank reassembles his old team –– Joe (Morgan Freeman), Marvin (John Malkovich)s, and Victoria (Helen Mirren) –– and sets out to prove that they still have a few tricks up their sleeves. (Gary Reber)

In "Red 2," retired black-ops CIA agent Frank Moses (Bruce Willis) reunites his unlikely team of elite operatives for s global quest to track down a missing portable nuclear device. To succeed, they'll need to survive assassins, terrorists, and power-crazed government officials, all eager to get their hands on the superweapon. (Gary Reber)

Special features include on Red commentary with Retired CIA Field Officer Robert Baer, deleted and extended scenes (HD ) and theatrical trailer. On Red 2 there is the documentary "The Red 2 Experience" (HD ), deleted scenes (HD ) and theatrical trailer, and a digital copy.

The 2.39:1 2160p HEVC/H.265 4K Ultra HD Dolby Vision/HDR10 picture, reviewed on a VIZIO Quantum X P85QX-JI UHD/HDR display, was photograph on Kodak Vision2 film stock in Super 35 using the Arricam LT, Arricam ST and Arriflex 235 camera systems and sourced from a 2K Digital Intermediate. Film grain is not always smooth but exhibits at time visible noise. The color palette is well balanced though at times exhibits a slightly desaturated ambience with spots of color that pop, such as the blue topcoat Morgan Freeman wears in one sequence. Generally colors appear never too warm or unnatural with hue shadings that enhanced color depth, such in the vibrant shades around New Orleans and Chinatown exteriors. HDR contrast is a bit tapped down, though black levels appear generally natural as well as shadow delineation. Resolution is excellent with fine detail exhibited in facial features including skin pores, lines, and wrinkles in clothing fabrics, and in object textures, especially in payment and brickwork. The imagery is never disappoints in terms of sharpness and clarity. This is a very satisfying filmic restoration presentation. (Gary Reber)

The 2.39:1 2160p HEVC/H.265 4K Ultra HD Dolby Vision/HDR10 picture, reviewed on a VIZIO Quantum X P85QX-JI UHD/HDR display, was photograph on Kodak Vision3 film stock in anamorphic Hawk Scope using the Arricam LT, Arricam ST, Arriflex 235 and Arriflex 435 camera systems and sourced from a 2K Digital Intermediate. The film grain structure is appreciatively smooth and unobjectionable. Signs of color desaturation are minimal. The color palette is vibrant such as evident in the blue housecoat worn by Mary Louise Parker in a segment and the cobalt blue Lotus segment with Helen Mirren and Byung-hun Lee. HDR contrast is well balanced with natural black and shadow levels as well as white levels. Resolution is finely resolved in facial features such as facial pores, sweat beads, wrinkles and makeup blemishes; clothing fabrics such as the texture seen in Mirren's costumes, furs and coats, and in objects such as brickwork texture. This is a terrific filmic presentation with exciting location in Paris and London. (Gary Reber)

The Dolby Atmos/Dolby TrueHD 7.1-channel soundtrack builds from nuanced quieter segments such as in a frontal soundstage office environment to strong, dynamic action sequences with aggressive surround envelopment as well as height layer extension. Atmospherics and sound effects are effective with effects panned and enhanced with precise deep and powerful .1 LFE bass. This includes car crashes and gunfire as well as an exciting heavy gun assault on Moses's house early in the film. Explosions intensely powerful but never overblown. that never goes overboard; bass is tight and aggressive but not at all sloppy or undefined.Foley sound effects are precise. The orchestral score is dynamic with a wide soundstage that extends with surround support. Dialogue is intelligible throughout even during the film's many sound effects. This is a terrific holosonic® soundtrack with exciting dynamic range delivered with impressive fidelity and precise imaging. (Gary Reber)

The Dolby Atmos/Dolby TrueHD 7.1-channel soundtrack is dynamic sounding and energized soundfield. Atmospherics and sound effects are placed throughout the soundfield and in the height layer. As for sound effects, explosions and machine gun rounds and other effects are enhanced with powerful .1 LFE bass extension. A huge sonic assault often peppers the surrounds. Some of these are elevated not to mention the sides and rear surround channels, as in the scene where Byung Hun Lee attacks Willis and John Malkovich with a huge repeating cannon. The finale features both the roar of helicopters and the zooming of various cars speeding down a freeway. The orchestral score occupies a wide and deep soundstage that extends to the surrounds. Dialogue is intelligible throughout though during intense action scenes is slightly buried and often ADR produced. This is stellar holosonic® soundtrack experience that delivers top notch fidelity and wide dynamic range. (Gary Reber)