In Arbitrage, a hedge-fund magnate's fortunes turn when a deadly error threatens to destroy both his financial empire and his family. Robert Miller (Gere) is a New York hedge-fund magnate who appears to have it all: money, power, a loving wife (Sarandon), and a devoted doughtier (Marling) working by his side. But behind the gilded wall of his mansion, Miller is running on borrowed time, trying to unload his crippled trading company before his frauds are revealed. A deadly error throws Miller's "perfect life" in a tailspin, raising the suspicions of a detective (Roth) and threatening the future of his financial empire. As the line blurs between what is right and wrong, legal and criminal, Miller is driven to desperate measures to protect the only thing more precious than his considerable fortune: his family. (Gary Reber)
Special features include commentary with Writer/Director Nicholas Jarecki, the featurettes Who Is Robert Miller? (HD 07:02) and A Glimpse Into Arbitrage (HD 12:22), six deleted scenes with optional commentary by Jarecki (HD 10:08), and upfront previews.
The 1080p AVC picture is lush in appearance, with a cinematic warmth exhibited in rich and vibrant colors. Overall natural in appearance, contrast is well balanced with deep, solid blacks and revealing shadow delineation. Fleshtones are naturally hued throughout. Resolution is finely revealing of detail in facial features, hair, clothing, and object texture. This is a warmly engaging visual experience that won't disappoint. (Gary Reber)
The DTS-HD Master Audio™ 5.1-channel soundtrack is nicely produced, with a dynamic presence. Dialogue is naturally voiced with good spatial integration. Atmospherics and sound effects effectively enhance the sense of realism, though, interior scenes are prominent. On occasion, the .1 LFE channel energizes the intense segments. The music score is nicely recorded, with a deep bass presence carried by the LFE channel. Surround envelopment is aggressive during the music segments and the action, but otherwise the focus is frontal. Overall, this is a nicely supportive soundtrack that enhances the storytelling and effectively carries the suspenseful tension. (Gary Reber)