Lucky Day

Featured In Issue 247, January 2020

WSR Score4
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"Lucky Day" is about a prison-paroled safecracker Red (Bracey), his wife (Dobrev), and daughter (Quinn) confronting a psychotic hitman Luc (Glover) out for revenge against Red for the death of Luc's brother—leading to a very unlucky showdown. (Gary Reber)

Special features include upfront previews, a trailer and a digital code.

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 and sourced from a 2K master Digital Intermediate format. The picture exhibits naturalness throughout with a neutral color palette. Hues can be rich and warm. Fleshtones are perfectly realistic. At times colors do pop, as they would in everyday environments. Contrast is well balanced with deep, well-defined black levels, natural shadows and lightening. At times lightening is stylized for effect and atmospherics. Resolution is excellent throughout with very fine detail shown in up-close imagery. Facial features such as lines, skin pores, beards and hair are finely distinguishable. Objects, interior furnishings, a jail cell, and other objects also are impressively resolved. This is creative project set in normal environments with excellent color fidelity and resolution. (Gary Reber)

The DTS-HD Master Audio™ 5.1-channel soundtrack is quite diverse in soundscapes, though, the focus is generally frontal with essentially subtle surround envelopment. Atmospherics are realistic and contribute to the subtle soundfield envelopment. Deep bass provides support for the action segments, especially during handgun and machine gun fire in the art gallery and the car. Foley sound effects are precise and convincing. The orchestral score is nicely integrated. The soundstage is wide and deep and extends subtly to the surrounds. Dialogue is intelligible and nicely integrated spatially. This is a fun soundtrack that is well crafted. (Gary Reber)