BLU-RAY REVIEW

New World

Featured In Issue 178, August 2013

Picture4
Sound3.5
WSR Score2
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(Studio/Distributor):
Well Go USA
(Catalog Number):
WGU01424B
(MPAA Rating):
Not Rated
(Rating Reason):
(Retail Price):
$29.98
(Disc Type):
Single Side, Dual Layer (BD-50)
(Widescreen Edition):
Yes
(Full Screen Edition):
No
(Running Time In Minutes):
135
(Color Type):
Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access):
Yes
(Closed Captioned):
Yes
(Regional Coding):
A
(Theatrical Year):
2013
(Theatrical Release):
Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release):
No
(Disc Release Date):
07/23/13
(THX® Digitally Mastered):
No
(Director):
Park Hoon-jung
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(Disc Soundtrack):
DTS HD Lossless 5.1
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As Korea's biggest crime organization "Goldmoon" expands its power, the Police Chief (Choi) orders his undercover cop (Jung-jae) to participate in project New World, designed to bring down the notorious crime organization. The undercover cop faces a difficult decision: follow the Chief's orders or maintain his loyalty to "Goldmoon." (Gary Reber)

Special features include a behind-the-scenes featurette (HD 04:23), a photo gallery, upfront previews, and the trailer.

The 2.35:1 1080p AVC picture was digitally photographed with the Red One HD camera system. The imagery is pristine. Contrast is well balanced throughout, with deep blacks and revealing shadow delineation. Fleshtones are naturally rendered. The color palette is also naturally hued with well-balanced saturation. Resolution is revealing of fine detail, especially during close-ups. Overall this is a satisfying picture. (Gary Reber)

The DTS-HD Master Audioô Korean-language 5.1-channel soundtrack is heavily dialogue focused, with limited surround envelopment, until scenes of gang violence perk up the sonics and drama. During such sequences, the orchestral music score intensifies, as well as atmospherics, sound effects, and .1 LFE energy, as well as surround engagement. Still, this is a reserved sonic experience focused on dialogue, with the occasional energized sequence that is engaging. (Gary Reber)