Russian Raid

Featured In Issue 254, March/April 2021

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In "Russian Raid," long after the murder of his father––a secret agent killed in a missile factory raid––former special forces operative Nikita (Kotik) returns to Russia as a mercenary. He leads an elite team on a top-dollar heist targeting the same facility, but no one else knows his true objective is revenge. (Gary Reber)

Special features include upfront previews and a trailer.

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 is of mediocre quality with generally unnatural color fidelity with desaturated hues. The fidelity makes for a dated presentation. Some segments and closeups fair far better in terms of color fidelity and naturalness, such as in the warehouse environmrent with an emphasis on bluish hues. Fine detail is exhibited throughout. Overall, the picture is wanting in visual impact. (Gary Reber)

The DTS-HD Master Audio™ 5.1-channel soundtrack is full of ambient sound effects that fully engage and envelop the soundfield along with an electronic music score. The music often images over the sweet spot seating position. The fight scenes sound natural and not exaggerated with bass transients, as in American movies. Foley sound effects are generally good, Dialogue is generally spatially integrated. There are moments of effective deep bass. Surround energy is exhibited in the many fight sequences including gunfire and explosions. (Gary Reber)