In Equity, a female investment banker (Gunn), fighting to rise to the top of the corporate ladder at a competitive Wall Street firm, navigates a controversial tech Initial Public Offering (IPO) in the post-financial crisis world, where loyalties are suspect, regulations are tight, but pressure to bring in “big money” from speculation remains high. (Gary Reber)
Special features include the featurettes Girl Gang: The Equity Of Empowerment (HD 08:31), Grey Lines: The Making Of Equity (HD14:17), and Los Angeles Film Festival Q&A (HD 16:03); the theatrical trailer; upfront previews; and an UltraViolet digital copy.
The 1.85:1 1080p AVC picture was digitally photographed and exhibits a pristine appearance. While the clarity is pleasurable, the color palette achieves a perfectly natural balance with never hyped hues and deep blacks. The naturalness extends to fleshtones as well. Contrast is well balanced with good shadow delineation. Resolution is revealing os detail, especially during close-ups of facial features, hair, clothes, and object textures. This is a nice-looking picture that achieves naturalness throughout. (Gary Reber)
The DTS-HD Master Audio™ 5.1-channel soundtrack is, as expected, dialogue focused with satisfying spatial integration. Around the talking, which is critical to understanding the complexities of the story, are atmospherics associated with dense city street sounds of vehicles and subway and office background chatters. The atmospherics effectively accompany the upper end of people on Wall Street. Foley effects are nicely complementary and perfectly natural sounding. The music is infrequent but is never aggressive, yet provides subtle surround envelopment to an otherwise soundtrack-frontal focus. Overall, this is a suitable soundtrack that complements a complex story. (Gary Reber)