General Evans Above Archive for Mar 23, 2022
For the Love of Money Blu-ray review
Mar 23, 2022 – permalink
Lionsgate’s For the Love of Money did have a limited theatrical release in November of 2021 where it earned just under $500,000. I’m sure the fact that it has a home entertainment release is a last ditch attempt to try to earn some money back for the investors. The film stars Keri Hilson as a single mom trying to keep her Atlanta home and her daughter in private school. When her need for money is desperate, she ends up being involved in a life of drug running and money laundering. The cast is filled with other singers like Keith Sweat, Jazzy Jade, D.C. Young Fly, and Rotimi, so there is the occasional musical break. Comedian Katt Williams also has a cameo and appears to be the only person who considered coming up with a character. The plot has more loose threads than a cheap fast fashion knock-off, the acting is pretty awful, and the film’s only saving grace is a pretty short 98 minute running time. I had the chance to check out the Blu-ray release of the movie, so let’s take a look at the technical aspects.
The 1080p AVC encoded video transfer is presented in an aspect ratio of 1.78:1. The visuals do contain a nice level of detail, especially on the colourful outfits worn by the female cast and the bright colour palette pops on the screen. However some shots in the film do have issues like aliasing. So while it’s not a great video presentation, for the material it’s supporting it’s good enough.
On the audio side, there’s an English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 soundtrack. Subtitles are available for English SDH and Spanish. The surrounds get the occasional usage in crowd or club scenes and dialogue is clear throughout the movie.
Wrapping things up, the Blu-ray I reviewed also comes with a US-only digital code. Unless you are a huge fan of Keri Hilson, simply must have everything Katt Williams appears in, or need a new coaster, I don’t think you’ll want to add For the Love of Money to your home entertainment library.