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Nobody 4K Ultra HD

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Universal Studios Home Entertainment
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Strong violence and bloody images, language throughout and brief drug use
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Ilya Naishuller
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"Nobody" is the story of an ordinary, family man (Odenkirk) who will stop at nothing to defend what is his. Hutch is nobody. As an overlooked and underestimated father and husband, he takes life's indignities on the chin and never rocks the boat. But when his daughter loses her beloved kitty-cat bracelet in a robbery, Hutch hits a boiling point no one knew he had. What happens when a pushover finally pushes back? Hutch flips from regular dad to fearless fighter by taking his enemies on a wild ride of explosive revenge. (Gary Reber)

Special features include commentary with Director Ilya Naishuller; commentary with Actor/Producer Bob Odenkirk and Naishuller; deleted scenes (HD 04:58); the featurettes "Hutch Hits Hard" (HD 03:52), "Breaking Down The Action" (HD 19:07) and "Just A Nobody" (HD 12:53); and a Movies Anywhere digital code.

The 2.39:1 2160p HEVC/H.265 Ultra HD HDR10/Dolby Vision picture, reviewed on a Sony Bravia Z9D 4K Ultra HD HDR display, was photographed digitally in anamorphic Hawkscope using the Red Gemini, Red Helium, and Red Monstro camera systems and sourced from a 2K (not 4K) master Digital Intermediate format. As the 2K Digital Intermediate has been upconverted to 2160p, there is no real gain in native resolution. The picture is rendered to portray naturalness but at times with a gritty characteristic. The imagery is stylized with effective spot lighting that is dramatic. Colors are nicely saturated. Fleshtones are naturally rendered and reflect various lighting conditions. Contrast is well balanced with deep black levels and revealing shadows. Lighting highlights are excellent, revealing bright white levels that are often intense, such as when Hutch lights up a phonograph player. Resolution is superb with excellent clarity and sharpness throughout. Especially during closeups, fine detail is exhibited in facial features, beards, skin pores, and hair, as well as clothes, environments and object textures. (Gary Reber)

The Dolby Atmos/Dolby TrueHD 7.1-channel soundtrack is dynamic throughout with exciting sound effects such as intense gunfire and machine gunfire, explosions, crashes, squeaking cars, etc. Atmospherics are realistic. The violence and gun play builds as Hutch unleashes a powerhouse of revenge. The music is active throughout with a wide soundstage that extends to the surrounds. The .1 LFE channel is active throughout with effective deep bass support for the gunfire, hard punches, and music. Surround energy is aggressive during the action scenes and energizes the four surrounds. Dialogue is generally well integrated spatially.

The Immersive Sound element is virtually non-existent except for some very brief low-level two second extensions to the height layer, such as a man's scream as he falls to his death. Nor even any music except for a brief percussion segment. What a disappointment.

This is a fun and exciting soundtrack with good holosonic® ear-level dimensionality. (Gary Reber)