Featured In Issue 246, December 2019

WSR Score4
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RLJ Entertainment
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In "Mary," David (Oldman) is a struggling blue-collar captain looking to make a better life for his family. Strangely drawn to an abandoned ship that is up for auction, David impulsively buys the boat, believing it will be his family's ticket to happiness and prosperity. But soon after they embark on their maiden journey, strange and frightening events begin to terrorize David and his family, causing them to turn on one another and doubt their own sanity. With tensions high, the ship drifts off course, and it becomes horrifyingly clear that they are being lured to an even greater evil out at sea. (Gary Reber)

Special features include the featurettes "The Making Of Mary" (HD 06:07) and "A Family At Sea" (HD 04:38 ) and a photo gallery.

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 on Kodak film stock using Panavision cameras and sourced from a 2K master Digital Intermediate format. The movie's director, Michel Goi is also the cinematographer on the production, resulting is an excellent visual experience. Film grain is unnoticeable. The picture is perfectly natural with exceptionally dramatic panoramic shots of the boat on the open sea. Interior imagery is natural as well. Color fidelity is perfectly hued throughout with rich and warm hues. Some segments exhibit brilliant primaries. Fleshtones are accurate. Contrast is realistic with dramatic spot lighting during night scenes on the boat. Black levels are deep and shadows are revealing. Resolution is excellent with fine detail exhibited throughout the boat and in the characters' faces, hair and beards. Clothing and textures also are finely rendered for very realistic imagery. This is a well-crafted presentation that delivers dramatic imagery that intensifies the sense of terror as the story unfolds. (Gary Reber)

The DTS-HD Master Audio™ 5.1-channel soundtrack features a building creepy orchestral/choral score that is spread wide and deep across the soundfield with enveloping extension to the surrounds. Atmospherics are natural and realistic sounding throughout and at times are directionalized. Sound effects are at times powerful with supportive deep bass and .1 LFE sub-25 Hz extension. The sounds on the open water are realistic as the boat makes its way to nowhere. Surround energy is strongly enveloping, including pouring rain and thunder, which really heightens the dynamics of the soundfield. Dialogue is intelligible throughout. This is a haunting soundtrack that builds and builds with sound effects, deep bass, and the score, for a compelling holosonic® experience. (Gary Reber)