Black And Blue

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Deon Taylor
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"Black And Blue" is a fast-pace crime thriller about a rookie cop (Harris) who inadvertently captures the murder of a young drug dealer on her body cam. After realizing that the murder was committed by corrupt cops, she teams up with the one person from her community who is willing to help her (Gibson), as she tries to escape the criminals out for revenge and the police who are desperate to destroy the incriminating footage. (Gary Reber)

Special features include five deleted scenes (HD 04:46), the featurettes "Line Of Fire" (HD 04:02) and "Be The Change In The Big Easy" (HD 03:44), upfront previews 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 in anamorphic Hawk Scope using the Sony CineAlta VENICE camera system and sourced from a 2K master Digital Intermediate format. The picture quality is excellent and the imaging is extremely natural and realistic. Color fidelity is superb with accurate hues and saturation. As in real life, hues are founded in urbanist tones and blue cop uniforms. Fleshtones are natural throughout. Contrast is excellent, with deep blacks and revealing shadow delineation. Highlights are effectively captured in the well-crafted cinematography. Resolution is revealing of fine detail in facial features, including complexions, skin pores, lines, beards, clothing and object texture. This is a really great-looking and naturally imaged presentation that is engaging and satisfying throughout. (Gary Reber)

The DTS-HD Master Audio™ 5.1-channel soundtrack is dynamic with deep, often powerful, deep bass extension to sub-25 Hz frequencies. The action heats up and builds with intensity with powerful directionalized sound effects, such as screeching cars, crashes, intense gunfire. Atmospherics enhance the realism of the community's urban environment. The orchestral score effectively complements the stressful elements of the story. The music extends wide and deep across the soundstage and extends to the surrounds. The spatial layering of the music is effective and is virtually continuous with bursts of intensity and deep bass energy. Dialogue is intelligible throughout with excellent spatial integration. This is a dynamically intense and effectively directionalized holosonic® soundfield experience. (Gary Reber).