(2013/Lionsgate 4K Ultra HD w/Blu-ray)
Ultra HD Picture: A- Picture: B+ Sound:
A-/B+ Extras: B Film: C
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.
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
but instead it feels to me a bit derivative of other films in the
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).
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
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.
digital UV copy is also included.
Information: The Making of Snitch''
Commentary with Co-Writer/Director Ric Roman Waugh and Editor
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.