Knights Of The Zodiac

Featured In Issue 268, July/August

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"Knights Of The Zodiac" brings the Saint Seiya saga to life with live-action for the first time. Seiya (Mackenyu), a headstrong street teen, spends his time fighting for cash while he searches for his abducted sister. When one of his fights unwittingly taps into mystical powers he never knew he had, Seiva finds himself thrust into a world of warring saints, ancient magical training and a reincarnated goddess who needs his protection. If he is to survive, he will need to embrace his destiny and sacrifice everything to take his rightful place among the Knights Of The Zodiac. (Gary Reber)

Special features include the featurettes "On Set With Andy Cheng's Stunt Team" (HD 03:05) and "Behind The Characters" (HD 04:57), deleted scenes (HD 07:50), upfront previews and a Movies Anywhere digital copy.

The 2.00:1 1080p picture, reviewed on a VIZIO Quantum X P85QX-JI UHD/HDR display, was photographed digitally in anamorphic /i Scope using the Arri Alexa LFand| Arri Alexa Mini LF camera systems and sourced from a 4K master Digital Intermediate format. This is a beautifully crafted picture with compelling visuals and excellent image depth. Color fidelity is excellent with warm and rich hues. The settings offer vivid dimensions and colors. Everything looks realistic depth extensive CGI treatment. Flesh tones are natural throughout. Contrast is superb with deep black levels and shadow delineation as well as effective lighting and white levels. Resolution is excellent. Fine detail is exhibited throughout in humans and humanoids. Production design detail is excellent with fine textural objects. Clothing and costumes are finely detailed. This is a compelling visual experience with superb visual effects. The genre is well served with this amazing picture. (Gary Reber)

The DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1-channel soundtrack is dynamic sounding throughout. Atmospherics are realistic sounding. Sound effects are often quite powerful and supported with deep, powerful bass that can extend to sub-25 Hz frequencies. TYoshihiro Ike's orchestral score is a dominant sound element that occupies a wide and deep soundstage with aggressive surround extension. Surround energy is powerful and often directional for an exiting enveloping soundfield experience. Dialogue is intelligible with generally good spatial integration. This is an excitingly dynamic and aggressive holosonic® soundtrack that is often reference quality. (Gary Reber)