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BLU-RAY REVIEW

Wrath Of Man

Featured In Issue 256, July/August 2021

Picture4.5
Sound4
WSR Score4.5
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(Studio/Distributor):
Warner Bros. Home Entertainment
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(MPAA Rating):
R
(Rating Reason):
Strong violence throughout, pervasive language, and some sexual references
(Retail Price):
$34.98
(Disc Type):
Single Side, Dual Layer (BD-50)
(Widescreen Edition):
Yes
(Full Screen Edition):
(Running Time In Minutes):
119
(Color Type):
Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access):
Yes
(Closed Captioned):
Yes
(Regional Coding):
AB
(Theatrical Year):
(Theatrical Release):
Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release):
No
(Disc Release Date):
7/13/2021
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(Director):
Guy Ritchie
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(Disc Soundtrack):
DTS HD Lossless 5.1
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In "Wrath Of Man," mysterious and wild-eyed, a new security guard for a cash truck surprises his co-workers when he unleashes precision skills during a heist. The crew is left wondering who he is and where he came from. Soon, the marksman's ultimate motive becomes clear as he takes dramatic and irrevocable steps to settle a score. (Gary Reber)

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 using the Red DSMC2 Monstro and Sony CineAlta Venice camera systems and sourced from a 4K master Digital Intermediate format. As all the elements are there to release a 4K version, Warner has chosen not to do so in the United States. Otherwise, picture quality is excellent with a nicely saturated color palette, which was stylized under overcast days and shadowy offices and a warehouse, exhibiting generally muted colors. Some colors do pop. Fleshtones are perfectly natural throughout. Contrast is well balanced with deep blacks and revealing shadow delineation. White levels appear natural. Resolution is excellent, whether closeup or in details in the Los Angeles location. This is a well-crafted and satisfying picture that exhibits naturalness throughout. (Gary Reber)

The DTS-HD Master Audio™ 5.1-channel soundtrack is a scaled-backed version of the 7.1-channel theatrical soundtrack. Nonetheless, the sonics are superb. Dialogue is nicely integrated spatially. Atmospherics effectively define set locales in Los Angeles. Sound effects add weight to the action scenes. Chris Benstead's score provides effective support for the proceedings, occupying a wide soundstage with extension to the surrounds for envelopment. This is often an exciting holosonic® soundtrack that is sure to please fans of Director Guy Ritchie and Actor Jason Statham. (Gary Reber)