General Evans Above Archive for Jan 28, 2015
Gone Girl Blu-ray review
Jan 28, 2015 – permalink
Gone Girl intrigued audiences with more twists and turns than a winding road, so needless to say, the home entertainment release is highly-anticipated. The Blu-ray released by 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment is worthy of the hype.
On the video side, the Gone Girl Blu-ray is a 1080p transfer with a 2.401 aspect ratio. The production was apparently shot with a 6K Red Epic Dragon digital camera, so with that high res a source, the transfer is impeccable. It’s a thriller, so there are a lot of dark and shadowy scenes, but the detail is all there. Don’t adjust your set, director David Fincher and cinematographer Jeff Cronenweth bathe the picture in a yellowish tinge. The whole presentation is fairly impeccable.
On the audio side, your ears are offered an English DTS-HD Master Audio 7.1 track as well as Spanish, French, Portuguese, Czech, Polish, and Turkish Dolby Digital 5.1 tracks. This is a thriller, so the 7.1 surround track subtly uses its tracks to create an ambient sound field. Dialogue is clearly placed in the mix. On the caption side, viewers get English SDH, Spanish, Portuguese, Czech, Polish, Slovak and Turkish captions.
The only extra on the disc is commentary from director David Fincher, but it’s pretty funny and well worth a listen. The packaging also includes a booklet called Amazing Amy Tattle Tale that will make sense once you’ve seen the movie.
Fincher’s a very interesting director to watch and you’ll enjoy adding Gone Girl to your collection.