Featured In Issue 218, July/August 2017

WSR Score2.5
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In Altitude, a headstrong FBI agent (Richards) is offered millions to help a thief escape from a hijacked airplane. When she finds out that his ex-partners (Grammer, Liddell, and Lundgren) are leading the deadly operation, she must choose sides and do whatever it takes to keep the plane from going down. (Gary Reber)

Special features include the trailer, upfront previews, and an UltraViolet digital copy.

The 2.40:1 1080p AVC picture, reviewed on a Sony Bravia Z9D 4K Ultra HD HDR display, upscaled to 2160p with greater resolution and luminance, was photographed digitally with the Red Epic Dragon 6K camera system. The imagery is somewhat stylized, due to color grading. Fleshtones are generally natural in hue. Contrast is decent, as well as shadow delineation. Resolution is good during close-ups of facial features, hair, clothing, and objects, but much of the framing is a bit soft. Overall, this is pleasant-looking picture but nothing that would put it among reference-quality offerings. (Gary Reber)

The DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1-channel soundtrack is reserved on bass impact, even though mayhem within the plane's interior would suggest otherwise. But exterior sounds of engines and the impact of a crash into a mountain side are the few segments of energized dynamics. For the most part, the emphasis is frontal with nuanced surrounds that occasionally become aggressive. Dialogue is intelligible throughout with decent spatial integration. (Gary Reber)