Featured In Issue 262, July/August

WSR Score3
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Lionsgate Home Entertainment
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Violent content, some language, drug use and brief nudity
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Sonja O;Hara
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"Mid-Century" is a stylish, intense horror thriller. Looking for a change one weekend, ER doctor Alice (Sara Hay) and her husband Tom (Shane West), rent a glamorous mid-century modern home designed by architect Frederick Banner (Stephen Lang). As they investigate the home, they learn that Banner and his two wives died mysteriously––yet their spirits are very much alive. As they meet Banner's deranged son (Mike Stern), they realize they must escape the home or succumb to its madness. (Gary Reber)

Special features include commentary with Director Sonja O'Hara and Writer-Producr-Actor Mike Stern and the theatrical trailer.

The 2.00:1 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 excellent with a nicely saturated color palette that exhibits warm and rich hues. Numerous colors within the Banner house pop. Flesh tones retain naturalness throughout under various lighting condition. Contrast is well balanced. Black levels are good, including the black with orange moon segment divides, Shadow delineation is excellent. White levels are bright. Resolution is superb with fine detail exhibited throughout, especially during closeups. Facial feature are revealing of lines, pores, beard stubble, makeup and complexions. Clothing and object textures within the Banner home are sharp and clear with good detail. This is a well crafted visual experience with the attributes of digital clarity and sharpness. (Gary Reber)

The DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1-channel soundtrack delivers clarity throughout with an ending that is stylized. Dialogue is intelligible but unfortunately presented far forward that lacks spatial integration, Otherwise, the other sound elements are well crated. The music is unusual and definitely spooky. The sound sage is wide and extends to the surrounds, Bass extension at times extends deep and provides generally good dimensional enhancement, Atmospherics, environmental sounds and sound effects are natural. This is a decent holosonic® soundtrack that is rather reserved in dynamics for the genre. (Gary Reber)