The Square (Blu-ray)
The first act sets the story on the right path but Raymond's actions become more absurd and unbelievable as the film progresses. Furthermore, what does Carla see in the middle-aged man in the first place? Granted, her boyfriend is no looker but a girl with her assets could land a respectable guy closer to her own age.
- AVC/1080p encode on a BD-50 disc
- Veil of film grain
- Inconsistent detail
- Adequate depth
- Solid black levels
- DTS-HD MA 5.1 soundtrack
- Accents are a little heavy and difficult to understand
- Decent ambience, especially in the rainstorms
- Realistic sound design utilizing pans across the front soundstage
Sony delivers another strong audio and video presentation with impeccable detail and an engaging surround presence.
- Music video: "Sand" by Jessica Chapnik
- Deleted scenes
- Featurettes: "Inside The Square"
- Featurette: "Pre-Visualization"
- Visual Effects Scene Deconstructions
- Short Film: Spider
The film starts on a strong foundation but loses its way during the second act. The Blu-ray presentation is more than adequate and all things considered, it's certainly worth a rental for a change of pace.
Release Date: August 24, 2010
Oppo BDP-83 Blu-ray player
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Onkyo Pro PR-SC885 pre/pro
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Panamax M5400PM power conditioner
M&K S-150s (L, C, R)
M&K SS-150s (LS, RS, SBL, SBR)
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Best Deal analog-audio cables
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