BLU-RAY REVIEW

Divine Fury, The

Featured In Issue 246, December 2019

Picture4.5
Sound5
WSR Score4
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(Studio/Distributor):
Well Go USA
(Catalog Number):
WGU03132B
(MPAA Rating):
Not Rated
(Rating Reason):
(Retail Price):
$24.98
(Disc Type):
Single Side, Dual Layer (BD-50)
(Widescreen Edition):
Yes
(Full Screen Edition):
(Running Time In Minutes):
129
(Color Type):
Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access):
Yes
(Closed Captioned):
Yes
(Regional Coding):
A
(Theatrical Year):
(Theatrical Release):
Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release):
No
(Disc Release Date):
11/19/2019
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(Director):
Jason Kim (Joo-hwan Kim)
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(Disc Soundtrack):
DTS HD Lossless 5.1
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In "The Divine Fury," Yong-hu (Park), after losing his father at a young age in a terrible accident, abandons his Christian faith and chooses to only believe in himself. Now as an adult, Yong-hu is a champion fighter and has everything he has ever wanted, that is until a mysterious wound appears in the palm of his hand. He finds himself in the middle of a dangerous fight against otherworldly evil forces seeking to wreak havoc on the human world. (Gary Reber)

Special features include a production documentary (HD 03:35), an interview with James Jean, the featurettes "Special Features: (HD 01:35),"Item Commentary" (HD 03:22) and "The World Of Evil" (HD 01:47) and three trailers.

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 anamorphic Scope using the Arri Alexa Mini and Arri Alexa XT Plus camera systems and sourced from a 2K master Digital Intermediate format. Color fidelity is excellent and overall naturally hued, including fleshtones. At times the imagery is stylized. Contrast is well balanced with deep blacks and revealing shadow delineation. Lighting is stylized to create dramatic effects. Visual special effects are effectively implemented to create graphic horror. This is a well-crafted Korean horror movie with excellent image quality. (Gary Reber)

The DTS-HD Master Audioô 5.1-channel soundtrack delivers chilling atmospheric sound effects and a deep bass foundation throughout. Sound effects are effectively jarring and supported with bass emphasis, such as a loud panned truck, engines and exhaust, door slams, body kicks and slams and powerful thunder and lighting. Prolonging deep bass extends to sub-25 Hz and is powerful and exciting, supporting discrete directionalized atmospherics and sound effects throughout the soundfield. The music score is hauntingly exciting with particular note to the end credit segment. The music extends powerfully to the surrounds for effective envelopment. Dialogue is in Korean with English subtitles and is a bit forward sounding, wanting in spatial integration. This is an excellent soundtrack that really excites the soundfield. (Gary Reber)