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Snitch 4K (2013/Lionsgate 4K Ultra HD w/Blu-ray)

4K Ultra HD Picture: A- Picture: B+ Sound: A-/B+ Extras: B Film: C

Before Hollywood oversaturated the market with performances by Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson, he starred in the 2013 crime/action/drama Snitch, which is now getting the 4K UHD treatment by Lionsgate.

Pretty average for being a procedural crime/revenge film, Snitch centers around The Rock trying to get his wrongfully accused son out of a hefty prison sentence, after he got tricked into drug possession by way of an internet scheme. Based on true events, the film has The Rock fighting a Mexican cartel in a no holds barred face-off that will attract fans but seem pretty mediocre to the rest of us. I think the aim for this film was for it to be The Rock's ''Die Hard'' but instead it feels to me a bit derivative of other films in the genre.

Snitch also stars Barry Pepper, Susan Sarandon, Michael Kenneth Williams, Rafi Gavron, and Melina Kanakaredes to name a few and is directed by Ric Roman Waugh (Felon).

Presented in an often stunning 2160p on 4K UHD disc with HDR (high dynamic range 10-bit color), the film looks and sounds better than previous releases with a widescreen aspect ratio of 2.40:1 and a Dolby Atmos 11.1 lossless track, you'll feel like you're at the theater while sitting in your living room. The character details are more pronounced with a more life-like view of this film that takes place in the real world (as opposed to a fantastical one) so the tones are colors are pretty natural looking. The action sequences maintain this detail in the midst of lots of motion and the sound mix is really brought up in the Dolby Atmos version and is pretty impressive.

On the 1080p regular Blu-ray disc is a DTS-HD MA (Master Audio) 7.1 lossless track that isn't half bad either and additional audio tracks in Spanish and French lossy 5.1 Dolby Digital Audio, and lossy English 2.0 Dolby Digital 'Optimized for Late-Night Listening' as previously released on its own.

A digital UV copy is also included.

Special Features:

''Privileged Information: The Making of Snitch'' featurette

Audio Commentary with Co-Writer/Director Ric Roman Waugh and Editor Jonathan Chibnall

Deleted Scenes


This typical revenge thriller is certainly given an upgrade for this release with a better presentation than before, but in terms of supplements nothing new here.

- James Lockhart



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