Featured In Issue 175, March 2013

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Magnolia Home Entertainment
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In Deadfall, siblings Addison (Bana) and Liza (Wilde) are fleeing from a casino heist when their getaway results in a car accident and a dead state trooper. On the run, they go separate ways, Addison creating mayhem cross-county and Liza being rescued by ex-boxer Jay (Hunnam), who is en-route for a Thanksgiving homecoming. Upon a sibling reunion, a thrilling showdown occurs that pushes the bonds of family to the limit. (Gary Reber)

Special features include the featurettes Snow U Western (HD 02:42) and Family (HD 02:48); production interviews with Eric Bana, Olivia Wilde, and Director Stefan Ruzowitzky (HD 09:44); an extended interview with Ruzowitzky (HD 10:34); behind-the-scenes footage (HD 08:09); AXS TV A Look At Deadfall (HD 04:46); the theatrical trailer; upfront previews; and BD-Live functionality .

The 2.35:1 1080p AVC picture is impressively natural against a backdrop of an intense snow blizzard. The color palette is nicely saturated with rich and warm hues and pure whites. Contrast is excellent, with bright highlights and deep blacks with revealing shadow delineation. Fleshtones are naturally hued and toned relative to the interior and exterior lighting. Resolution is excellent, with fine detail evident, especially during close-ups. This is a beautifully crafted and natural visual experience that is engaging throughout. (Gary Reber)

The DTS-HD Master Audio™ 5.1-channel soundtrack is conventionally produced, with a frontal focus and subtle surround presence provided by the music score and occasional atmospherics and sound effects executed during the action scenes, with snowmobile chases and gunfire exchange. Deep-bass energy in the .1 LFE channel energizes the more intense violent scenes. The music score is nicely recorded with a wide soundstage presence that extends to the surrounds, though, subtlety. Dialogue is ADR processed much of the time and, at times, sounds effectively integrated. This is a pleasant and effective sonic experience that connects with the storytelling as it intensifies. (Gary Reber)