Hostile Territory

Featured In Issue 261, May/June 2022

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In "Hostile Territory," upon returning after the Civil War, former POW Jack Calgrove (Brian Preslley) finds out his wife has died and his children––now presumed orphans––were loaded on a train bound for hostile territory deep in the American West. With the help of a fellow Union soldier, a troop of elite Native American sharpshooters, and a former slave searching desperately for his own daughter, Calgrove races to intercept the orphan train before all hope is lost. (Gary Reber)

Special features include a behind the scenes featurette (HD 16:47), trailer and upfront previews.

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 Digital Camera system and sourced from a 2K master Digital Intermediate format. Picture quality is generally excellent, especially in the snow-covered mountainous territories. Everything looks perfectly natural. At times the interior scenes are affected by pulsating candle lighting effects. Colors are perfectly hued with natural saturation. Flesh tone are natural and reveal accurate complexions, Contrast is excellent with natural snow whites, dark blue army coats, natural terrain, and revealing shadows. Resolution is superb with fine detail exhibited throughout. This is a quite beautiful picture with the western terrain naturally photographed. (Gary Reber)

The DTS-HS Master Audio 5.1-channel soundtrack is dynamic sounding with an aggressively dimensional orchestral score supported with strong, often powerful extended bass frequencies. Foley sound effects enhance the realism. The hand-to-hand combat is realistic sounding, The sound of galloping horses also are realistic sounding, Sound effects such as gunfire are realistic. Dialogue is intelligible with generally good spatial integration. Surround envelopment is aggressive and effectively enveloping. This is a satisfying holosonic® soundtrack that is well crafted. (Gary Reber)