Legend Of Tomiris, The

Featured In Issue 253, January/February 2021

WSR Score4.5
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"The Legend Of Tomiris" is the epic drama of one of the world's first female warlords. This is the story of the life of the great queen of the steppe—the legendary Tomiris, a woman destined to become a skillful warrior and strategist, unite the Scythian/Saka tribes under her authority, and slay the founder and first king of the Persian empire. The story is based on the historical nomadic heroine Queen Tomiris of Massagetae and her cadre of female warriors who repelled the powerful Persian empire and united the Great Steppe. (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. Picture imagery is beautifully crafted with incredible dimensionality in mountain, lake, and sand dunes settings. Colors are earthy, such as forest browns with green foliage accents. Fleshtones are realistic throughout. Contrast is revealing and dynamic. Resolution is excellent with fine detail exhibited in varied landscapes, clothing and object textures, as well as facial detail including skin pores, lines, hair and beards. The large scale battle scenes with incredible armies nicely reveal detail in the hundreds of horses and their riders. Babylon is intricately depicted and rich in textural depth. This is a very engaging visual experience that does not disappoint. (Gary Reber)

The DTS-HD Master Audio™ 5.1-channel soundtrack is in Kazakhstan with English subtitles. Surround envelopment is wonderfully constant throughout with both nuanced and bold ambience sound effects. Sound effects also are bold, such as galloping horses and the sounds of hand combat with swords and arrows as well as wind, crackling fire, and waterfall sounds. A thunder and lightning storm is very powerful. Foley is strong, precise, and nicely synchronized with the action. Dialogue is clear with good spatial integration. At times, bass is powerful with extension to sub-25 Hz. The orchestral score is fantastic with a wide and deep soundscape that extends to create an engaging soundfield dimensionality. This is particularly effective during the large scale battle scenes. This is a compelling and dynamic-sounding holosonic® soundtrack that doesn't let up. (Gary Reber)