Featured In Issue 221, November 2017

WSR Score3.5
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In Kidnap, a typical afternoon in the park turns into a nightmare for single mom Karla Dyson (Berry) when her son suddenly disappears. Without a cell phone and knowing she has no ime to wait for police help, Karla jumps in her own car and sets off in pursuit of the kidnappers. A relentless, edge-of-your seat chase ensues, where Karla must risk everything to not lose sight of her own son. This leads her to ask herself how far she will go to save her child. (Gary Reber)

Special features include the featurette A Look Inside Kidnap (HD 03:13), 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, upconverted to 2160p with greater resolution and luminance, was photographed digitally with the Red Camera system. For such fast-paced car-chase motion, the imagery looks terrific. The color palette is naturally hued throughout with strong primaries that at times pop, but otherwise are never exaggerated. Foliage along the Florida and Lousiana turnpikes appears naturally earthy and green. The Dodge red van, the turquoise Ford, and black Volvo are perfectly natural in appearance. Fleshtones also are naturally hued. Resolution is excellent with fine details, such as facial features, hair, skin pores, clothing, and object textures, are revealing. This is a satisfying picture with vibrant, yet natural colors and excellent resolution. (Gary Reber)

The DTS-HD Master Audio™ 5.1-channel soundtrack is fast paced with action sonics of stressed out vehicles in chase. The tire squealing, engine revs, and crashes create an exciting, seemingly non-stop chase. Surround energy and directionality is terrific, as is deep bass extension in the .1 LFE channel and other channels. The music score extends wide and deep across the soundstage and into the surrounds. The music also has a nice, solid bass foundation with good dynamics and fidelity. Dialogue is inteligible throughout with good spatial integration. This is an exciting soundtrack with heightened sound effects and effective atmospherics that never let up. (Gary Reber)