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BLU-RAY REVIEW

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Picture3.5
Sound3.5
WSR Score2.5
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(Studio/Distributor):
Universal Studios Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number):
1000803194
(MPAA Rating):
R
(Rating Reason):
Language throughout and some disturbing imgs
(Retail Price):
$34.98
(Disc Type):
Single Side, Dual Layer (BD-50)
(Widescreen Edition):
Yes
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(Running Time In Minutes):
106
(Color Type):
Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access):
Yes
(Closed Captioned):
Yes
(Regional Coding):
A
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(Theatrical Release):
Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release):
No
(Disc Release Date):
8/10/2021
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(Director):
Timur Bekmambetov
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(Disc Soundtrack):
DTS HD Lossless 5.1
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Inspired by true events, "Profile" follows an undercover British journalist on her quest to bait and expose a terrorist recruiter through social media, while trying not to get sucked in by her recruiter and lured into becoming a militant extremist herself. (Gary Reber)

Special features include a Movies Anywhere digital code.

The 1.85:1 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 focused on computer screen shots including backgrounds, icons, and windows. The imagery is sharp. Some video clips and Skype segments, however, are heavily compressed. Colors are limited to video screens and are less dynamic on the video calls. Overall, the picture has limited visual appeal, exhibiting screen shots of poor quality. (Gary Reber)

The DTS-HD Master Audio™ 5.1-channel soundtrack contains lots of mouse clicks and keyboard strokes, as well as computer bleeps and bloops tagged to messages. Occasional directionality in the surrounds can be heard, such as Amy's barking dog. There is also an explosion sound effect. The main sound element is dialogue, which while intelligible, is generally of poor quality. Overall, not a captivating soundtrack. (Gary Reber)