7 Days In Entebbe

Featured In Issue 232, October 2018

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In "7 Days In Entebbe," an act of terrorism leads to a daring rescue mission. When a commercial flight is hijacked in 1976 and diverted to an abandoned terminal at Entebbe Airport in Uganda, the terrified passengers become bargaining chips in a deadly political standoff. As the likelihood of finding a diplomatic solution fades, an elite group of commandos hatch a fearless plot to rescue the hostages before time runs out. Inspired by true events. (Gary Reber)

Special features include the featurettes "The Entebbe Team" (HD 07:24), "Inside The Raid" (HD 07:45) and "Additional Dance Sequences" (HD 05:26); upfront previews; and a Movies Anywhere digital copy.

The 2.39:1 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 in Panavision® with Panavision cameras and sourced from a 2K master Digital Intermediate format. The picture exhibits a filmic quality of warmth with good textural qualities. Colors are nicely saturated with accurate fleshtones throughout, Contrast is well balanced with natural blacks and satisfying shadow delineation. The lighting design is terrific, with engaging contrasts and peak whites, such as during the invasion of the Entebbe Airport. Imagery is sharp for the most part with some scenes characterized with our-of-focus contrasts. Amin's military uniform is particularly crisp. Facial features are nicely defined with apparent lines and skin pores, hair and beards. Textures of objects are well defined. Overall, the imagery exhibits realism and naturalism. (Gary Reber)

The DTS-HD Master Audio™ 5.1-channel soundtrack is nicely dynamic with splendid music., which in the dance scenes is rhythmic and engaging. The sonics are spread wide and deep across the soundstage, Foley is excellent, especially with regards to the movements of the hostages. Deep bass is powerful and often supported with sub-25 Hz extension in the .1 LFE channel. Sound effects are incredibly powerful, such as gun fire and jet planes flying overhead and in the back direction through the soundstage. Surrounds are aggressively utilized throughout with directionalized sound effects. Atmospherics are realistic sounding. Music is powerful with dramatic extension to the surrounds. Dialogue is consistently clear and intelligible with good spatial integration. This is a powerful holosonic® soundtrack that is totally engaging throughout. (Gary Reber)