Wild Things 4K Ultra HD

Featured In Issue 261, May/June 2022

WSR Score4
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Arrow Video
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Not Rated
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Single Side, Dual Layer (BD-66)
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108 / 115
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John McNaughton
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DTS HD Lossless 5.1, PCM 24/96 2.0
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In "Wild Things" a spoiled rich kid, a troubled teen from the wrong side of the tracks, a carefree playboy and a dogged detective find themselves all caught up in the sex crime of the century. (Gary Reber)

Special features include both the original theatrical version (108:15) and the unrated edition (114:47) restored in 4K Ultra HD, commentary by Director John McNaughton and Producers Steven A. Jones and Rodney Liber, Editor Elena Maganini and Composer George S. Clinton, interview with McNughton (HD 26:20), interview with Actress Denise Richards (HD 14:04), "An Understanding Lawyer" outtakes (SD 00:27), stills gallery, trailer, six postcard-sized lobby cards, double-side fold-out poster, 60-page illustrated collector's booklet and reversible sleeve.

The 2.39:1 1080p AVC 4K Ultra HD HDR10 picture, reviewed on a Sony Bravia Z9D 4K Ultra HD HDR display, upconverted to 2160p with greater resolution and luminance, was photographed on film in anamorphic Panavision® using the Panavision cameras and sourced from a 4K master Digital Intermediate format. Color fidelity is very natural with hues that appear warm and rich, Colors are nicely saturated but never exaggerated. Nuanced hue shadings enhance the naturalness of the imagery. Flesh tones are naturally hued. HDR contrast is excellent with natural black levels, revealing shadow delineation and natural white levels that exhibit excellent brilliance, Clarity and sharpness are superb. Facial features are well defined, as well as clothing and object texture, This is a beautiful looking film that excels in color fidelity and realism. (Gary Reber)

The DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1-channel soundtrack
full of realistic atmospherics that enhance the film's South Florida location. Sound effects also are realistic with good transients. Foley sound effects are superb and perfectly synchronized with picture, George Clinton's orchestral score is propulsive and nicely recorded with a wide and deep soundstage that aggressively extends to the surrounds for excellent envelopment. Deep full bass provides a solid background to the music, which sounds naturally dynamic. Dialogue is intelligible throughout with both good spatial and ADR integration. An uncompressed LPCM stereo track folds inward but maintains excellent stereo separation. This is a well crafted soundtrack with excellent fidelity and dimensionality. (Gary Reber)