Night House, The

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Walt Disney Home Entertainment
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Violence including gruesome images and language
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In "The Night House," Beth (Rebecca Hall), reeling from the unexpected death of her husband, is left alone in the lakeside house he built for her. Before long, disturbing visions of a presence in the house begin to beckon her with a ghostly allure. Yearning for answers, she begins digging into her husband's belongings, only to discover stranger and disturbing secrets. (Gary Reber)

Special features include the featurette "What Happens At The Lake House" (HD 22:19), a theatrical trailer, upfront previews and a digital code.

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 Arri Alexa Mini camera system and sourced from a 2K master Digital Intermediate format. The picture exhibits a fine layer of digital noise that tends to soften the imagery in scenes. However, closeups reveal far more detail in fine facial features. Overall, the picture is satisfying with natural color fidelity and natural fleshtones. Colors are realistic with hues that particularly pop. Contrast is well balanced with natural black and white levels but shadow delineation is less revealing. This is generally a satisfying visual experience. (Gary Reber)

The DTS-HD Master Audio™ 5.1-channel soundtrack is dialogue focused with effective atmospheric and sound effects that provide suspense. Dialogue is well integrated spatially. Backgrounds in the lakeside hose are quiet in the interiors with sound effects that enhance the suspense, often with intensity, including a rainstorm. Exterior ambiance is realistic. Foley sound effects are realistic. The orchestral score is haunting and delivers a soundfield-enveloping holosonic® presence. Deep baas can be intense and extend to sub-25 Hz. (Gary Reber)