To Song (2017/Broadgreen 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray w/Blu-ray)
A/B+ Sound: B+ Extras: C Film: B+
in tone to last year's Knight of Cups and filmed back to back,
acclaimed Director Terence Malick returns with another
thought-provoking and gorgeously photographed film, Song To Song
(2017). Not short on star power, the film features Ryan Gosling,
Michael Fassbender, Rooney Mara, Cate Blanchett, Val Kilmer, and
Natalie Portman and takes place in Austin, Texas (as opposed to the
L.A. setting Malick used in Cups). This story of love and
betrayal also deals with the dark and light sides of the music
industry that many artists will be able to relate to.
expecting a musical or a film reliant on its music to tell a story
won't get quite what they bargained for here, where as the main focus
here being more on the characters and their challenged love lives
behind the curtain. Songwriters Fay (Mara) and BV (Gosling) attract
crowds but have a love that flounders... at one point hot and heavy
and in others a bit distant. While on the opposite end of the token,
you have a rich music mogul (Fassbender) who has a gorgeous waitress
(Portman) on his arm, but even her beauty doesn't hold his attention
for long. How these couples intertwine is a complex, yet realistic,
look at the struggles of a career in a competitive industry and how
life is behind the vail of fame.
on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray disc with a stunning 2160p transfer and a
widescreen aspect ratio of 2.39:1, the film looks incredible on the
format and close to watch Malick intended when he and Oscar winning
cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki (The Revenant) shot the film.
Also included is a lesser 1080p Blu-ray disc with the same
widescreen ratio and a fine transfer for the format but lacking the
detail of 4K.
discs feature the same audio tracks in an English DTS-HD MA (Master
Audio) lossless 5.1 track that bring the film to life adequately and
has a very realistic feel. There aren't any explosions or grand
levels of sound design in the film, so this mix suits the film just
fine. The songs used are very interesting and are highlighted in the
included is a digital UV copy of the film.
The Music Behind the Movie