Soldier's Revenge, A

Featured In Issue 250, June/July 2020

WSR Score3
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Well Go USA
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In "A Soldier's Revenge," haunted by wartime horrors, Civil War soldier-turned-bounty-hunter Frank Connor (Bledsoe) spends his time post-war polishing off two things: whiskey and fugitives. When two desperate children arrive on his doorstep and enlist his help to find their missing mother (McCord), Frank must face his past in order to take down the notorious Major Briggs (Mayes), with whom he has a score all his own to settle. (Gary Reber)

Special features include the trailer 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 digitally and sourced from a 2K master Digital Intermediate format. The picture exhibits a very western look with realistic desert mountainous terrain. The color palette is naturally hued with predominant earthy hues and brownish-tinged western cowboy outfits and horses. Contrast is generally good with natural black levels, decent shadow delineation, and stylized lighting effects during night scenes. Of course, the extensive daytime scenes are perfectly natural and quite stunning. Fleshtones are naturally hued and realistic. Resolution is excellent with imagery that is sharp and clear. Facial features are nicely defined, especially revealing the rough and rugged faces of the men. Outfits exhibit excellent detail as well as object textures. The varied terrain also exhibits good detail that enhances the realism of the settings. This is a quite good-looking picture in the western genre vain that is satisfying. (Gary Reber)

The DTS-HD Master Audioô 5.1-channel soundtrack is very forward sounding with a subtle surround presence. Atmospherics and Foley sound effects dominate the soundtrack and provide a sense of realism to the desert mountainous terrain. Lots of night creature sounds and bird chirps. Foley sound effects are quite apparent, such as horses stepping and walking on stony dirt terrain. Sound effects consist of strong gunfire, galloping horses, and in one segment horses can be heard coming from the back around the left side of the soundfield and across the frontal soundstage. The orchestral score is also forward sounding and quite prominent throughout. Fidelity is good. Dialogue is ADR-produced throughout and forward sounding and wanting in spatial integration. This is a very forward-sounding soundtrack with an aggressive orchestral score, good dynamics and excellent Foley sound effects.(Gary Reber)