The Help

Dramas typically aren't demo-worthy showpieces, but this fabulous film features some stunning scenes with vivid color saturation and exceptional detail. The DTS-HD 5.1 audio track is no slouch, either, with spot-on dialog reproduction, but it certainly won't make your subwoofer break a sweat. The movie is set in the early 1960s at the height of the civil-rights movement in the South, and the costume and set design captures the era perfectly. Dreamworks/Touchstone delivers another demo-quality presentation.

What is that?

  • Chapter 2, 00:14:18
  • Detail, color saturation
  • Check out the fabulous detail and color saturation in the ladies' dresses, the fabric in the couch, and how the 1080p image reveals minute skin details on Hilly's body.


  • Chapter 5, 00:33:44
  • Detail
  • Look at the detail in the brick home (especially the roof tiles), the bark of the tree in the front yard, and even the pattern of the grass from a recent mowing.

I love red cars

  • Chapter 10, 01:31:45
  • Color Saturation
  • As the unwanted guest drives up to the party, check out how her red car virtually leaps off the screen.

Release Date: December 6, 2011
Studio: Dreamworks/Touchstone