"Last Night In Soho" is a psychological thriller wherein Eloise (Thomasin McKenzie), an aspiring fashion designer, is mysteriously able to enter the 1960s London, where she encounters a dazzling wannabe singer, Sandie (Anya Taylor-Joy). But the glamour is not all it appears to be, and the dreams of the past start to crack and splinter into something for darker. (Gary Reber)
Special features include commentary with Director/Co- Writer Edgar Wright, Editor Paul Machliss and Composer Steve Price; commentary with Wright and Co-Writer Kristy Wilson-Cairns; five featurettes: "Meet Eloise" (HD 10:05), "Dreaming Of Sandie" (HD 09:05), "Smoke And Mirrors" (HD 12:36), "On The Street Of Soho" (HD 08:36) and "Time Traveling" (HD 10:45); six deleted scenes (HD 09:16); Animatics (HD 13:06); production extras; "Downtown" music video (HD 05:27) and a Movies Anywhere digital code.
The 2.39:1 2160p HEVC/H.265 Ultra HD Dolby Vision/HDR10 picture, reviewed on a Sony Bravia Z9D 4K Ultra HD HDR display, was photographed in anamorphic Panavision® and Super 35 on Kodak Vision3 film stock and digitally using the Arri Alexa Mini, Arriflex 435, and Panavision Panaflex Millennium XL2 camera systems and sourced from a 2K master Digital Intermediate format.
The picture is terrific with perfectly a saturated natural color palette with hues that pop. Fleshtones are rendered naturally. The imagery is imaginative with a stylized presentation that shifts from present=day reality to dream segments that build in horrific intensities. The wide color gamut presents nuanced shadings of hues which enhance the stylization of the color palette and the ghostly imagery. HDR contrast is excellent and exhibits deep bass and shadow delineation. Bright highlights are applied creatively. which enhance Chung-Hoon Chung's excellent cinematography. Resolution is excellent and revealing of fine facial features such as complexions, skin porous and hair, as well as clothing fabrics and object textures throughout. This is a creative visual experience with captivating imagery that is spellbinding. (Gary Reber)
The Dolby Atmos/Dolby TrueHD 7.1-channel soundtrack delivers excellent fidelity and is dynamic sounding. Steven Price's orchestral score is haunting and emotion inducing. The music spans a wide soundstage and aggressive surround envelopment, Atmospherics are realistic and at times distorted for effect. Sound effects heighten the intense segments along with deep bass extensions. Foley sound effects are also perfect. Dialogue is perfectly integrated spatially.
The Immersive Sound element is comprised of selected music segments and sound effects and atmospherics including night club sonics; audience clapping and chatter; street and traffic din; a door ring; an announcer's voice and clapping in a burlesque club; a neon light hum; pub din; loud ghosty voices and sound effects; brief rain and
thunder; ambulance, police and firetruck sirens; inferno fire flames and minor other sound effects. While more could have been achieved, this is an effective height layer presentation.
This is a terrifically mysteriously horrific atmospheric-sounding holosonic® spherical surround soundtrack that is superbly crafted for suspense. (Gary Reber)