Eraser: Reborn

Featured In Issue 261, May/June 2022

WSR Score3.5
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"Eraser: Reborn" is the next chapter to "Eraser" (1996). U.S. Marshal Mason Pollard specializes in "erasing" people –– faking the deaths of high-risk witnesses. With the technological advances of the last 25 years, the game has upgraded, and it's just another day at the office when he's assigned to Rina Kimurs, a crime boss' wife who's decided to turn state's evidence. As the two flee to Cape Town, South Africa, with a team of merciless assassins on their trail, Pollard discovers he's been set up. Double-crossed and fueled by adrenaline, he needs to be at the top of his game, or he'll be the one who's erased. Permanently. (Gary Reber)

Special features include the featurette "The Warrior And The Witness: The Making Eraser: Reborn" (HD 09:12) and a Movies Anywhere 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 and sourced from a 2K master Digital Intermediate format. Picture quality is generally good with interesting locations and production design. The color palette is at time stylized with lighting effects that create saturated intensities. The intense action scenes take place in Cape Town amongst dilapidated shanties and a farm. The urban scenes are generally day lit with a night scene on Pollard's farm. Colors are nicely saturated . Flesh tones are generally natural in appearance. Contrast can be excellent but also restricted with crushed shadows. Black levels are well balanced. Highlights are well illuminated. Resolution is excellent with excellent clarity and sharpness. Facial features such as lines, pores and hair are nicely detailed, Clothing and object texture are nicely resolved, This is a compelling picture with rich and warm colors and excellent clarity. (Gary Reber)

The DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1-channel soundtrack is dynamic sounding with lots of action sequences that involve hand-to-hand combat and aggressive gunfire. Atmospherics are enveloping. Surround envelopment is aggressive. The mayhem is quite prevalent and energized. Deep bass supports the action and the orchestral score. The dynamic rhythmic music extends wide and deep across the soundstage and extends to the surrounds. Dialogue is a bit forward sounding as much of it is ADR captured, This is high-octane action thriller with an engaging holosonic® soundfield. (Gary Reber)