Postcard Killings, The

Featured In Issue 250, June/July 2020

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Based on James Patterson and Liza Marklund's #1 New York Times bestselling novel, "The Postcard Killings" follows NY Detective Jacob Kanon (Morgan) as his world is destroyed when his daughter and son-in-law are brutally murdered in London. Unable to sit idly by and do nothing, Jacob travels to London to get the answers he needs. As he learns of similar heinous murders happening across Europe—each preceded by a postcard sent to a local journalist—Jacob is in a race against time to stop the killings and find justice for his little girl. (Gary Reber)

Special features include a making-of featurette (HD 07:01), a photo gallery and upfront previews.

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 in anamorphic Panavision® on Kodak Vision3 film stock using Panavision camera systems and sourced from a 2K master Digital Intermediate format. The picture exhibits a warm, natural appearance with a well-balanced color palette. Hues are never exaggerated and are naturally saturated. Fleshtones are naturally hued. Contrast is realistic with natural highlights, deep blacks and generally good shadow delineation. Resolution is good, particularly in closeups of facial features such as lines, pores, beards and hair, as well as clothing and objects. This is a pleasing picture with natural visual qualities, engaging locations, and dramatic visuals that create effective suspense. (Gary Reber).

The DTS-HD Master Audio™ 5.1-channel soundtrack is well balanced with an orchestral score that builds suspense. Atmospherics are realistic. Sound effects are generally comprised of urban sounds. Surround energy is enveloping with segments of aggressiveness. Dialogue is intelligible throughout and generally nicely integrated spatially. This is a satisfying soundtrack that is dialogue focused but supported nicely with atmospheric effects. (Gary Reber)