In The Electric Mist

Featured In Issue 139, March/April 2009

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While leading the investigation of a series of grisly murders, veteran detective Dave Robicheaux (Jones) navigates his way through the Louisiana bayou and the dark, sultry world of New Orleans mobster "Baby Feet" Balboni (Goodman). Layers of corruption and long-dead secrets reawaken grudges and a lethal alliance. A tangled web of killings, past and present, converges in a shocking showdown with stakes that become deeply personal to Robicheaux and his family. Based on the novel In The Electric Mist With Confederate Dead by James Lee Burke. (Gary Reber)

Supplements are limited to the theatrical trailer.

The 2.35:1 1080p AVC picture quality is perfectly natural, with accurate color fidelity throughout. Fleshtones are perfectly rendered, revealing the most subtle differences in complexions. Sharpness and detail is wonderful, revealing fine facial details and textures in clothes and objects. Contrast is excellent, and shadow delineation is revealing of details deep in the backgrounds. The picture is pristine, with no objectionable noise or grain. This is well-photographed picture that is sure to please. (Gary Reber)

The DTS-HD Master Audio™ 5.1-channel soundtrack is nicely recorded and presented. The orchestral music score is well recorded, with an excellent dynamic presence, wide and deep soundstage, and deep bass effect. Tommy Lee Jones narrates during the film, and his voice is far forward and effectively commanding. Dialogue is natural sounding throughout, with at times, good spatial integration. At times the sound collapses to monaural, despite the environmental setting seen on-screen. The depth of field in some scenes is impressive and projects a dimensional image. Surround envelopment is, at times, limited to the music, with otherwise bursts of deep bass heard in the surrounds and other sound effects, such as rain. Otherwise, low-level sound effects are, at times, heard in the surrounds. When the surrounds are fully engaged, the soundfield delivers a wonderful holosonic® experience. (Gary Reber)