Steve Jobs

Featured In Issue 205, March 2016

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Steve Jobs is an up-close-and-personal look at the founder of Apple, a remarkable creative genius whose vow to put computers in the hands of ordinary people changed the world. The story paints an intimate portrait of the brilliant man at the epicenter of the digital revolution, backstage in the final minutes before three iconic product launches. (Gary Reber)

Special features include commentary with Director Danny Boyle, commentary with Writer Aaron Sorkin and Editor Elliot Graham, the featurette Inside Jobs (HD 44:11), upfront previews, and an UltraViolet digital copy.

The 2.40:1 1080p AVC picture exhibits a natural, realistic appearance set in the backstage of auditoriums where Steve Jobs unveiled the Apple Macintosh and the NEXT Cube. The interior lighting sources cause variations in fleshtone hues, but still, the perception is realistic. Other aspects of the color palette are warm and rich in hue, and at times vibrant. Contrast is well balanced with deep blacks and decent shadow delineation. Resolution is decent during close-ups, but generally soft otherwise, under the dim lighting conditions. Overall, the picture is pleasing, with a realistic appearance. (Gary Reber)

The DTS-HD Master Audio™ 5.1-channel soundtrack is dialogue driven, supported by natural-sounding Foley and atmospheric effects. Everything is frontal focused, with the exception of the orchestral music score, which expands to the surrounds and the audience reactions, stamping their feet on the auditorium floor at the product launches, which briefly energizes the entire soundfield. During these bursts .1 LFE bass is engaged. Dialogue is natural sounding, with good spatial integration. This is a satisfying soundtrack that plays on intense emotions enhanced by a terrific orchestral score. (Gary Reber)