Featured In Issue 189, September 2014

WSR Score3.5
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Rage tells the story of Paul Maguire (Cage), a respectable businessman and loving father living a peaceful life, until his violent past comes back to haunt him. When his teenage daughter is taken from their home, Paul rounds up his old crew to help him find her by any means necessary. His search for justice leads Paul down a dark and bloody path of revenge, betrayal, and long-buried secrets. (Gary Reber)

Special features include a making-of featurette (HD 05:18 ), five deleted scenes (HD 15:01), and upfront previews.

The 2.35:1 1080p AVC picture is thickly saturated with strong hues and deep blacks. Contrast is generally well balanced, with revealing shadow delineation. Fleshtones, however, are inconsistent, often appearing orange and unnatural, while at other times perfectly natural. Resolution is excellent, especially during close-ups of facial features, hair, clothing, and object texture. As a result, the imagery is visually engaging with its dense stylish color palette. (Gary Reber)

The DTS-HD Master Audio™ 5.1-channel soundtrack is dynamic sounding throughout with a deep, pounding .1 LFE track, with bass extension to sub-25 Hz frequency, often sounding natural and rhythmic. The orchestral and choral music is nicely recorded with a wide and deep soundstage that extends aggressively to the surrounds. Atmospherics and sound effects are an effective and dimensional element, especially the extensive gunfire from automatic weapons that permeate the soundfield. Dialogue is generally spatially integrated and intelligible. This is an exciting holosonic® soundtrack, with a pounding emotional feel and dynamics. (Gary Reber)