Mar 242017
 

20th Century Women is a fine ensemble drama with some great performances, namely by Annette Bening and Greta Gerwig with a compelling enough story. The Blu-ray released by Lionsgate offers up good video and audio transfers and some so-so bonus material.

 

 

20th Century Women
(2016)

Genre(s): Drama, Comedy
Lionsgate | R – 118 min. – $24.99 | March 28, 2017

Date Published: 03/24/2017 | Author: The Movieman

 


MOVIE INFO:
Directed by:
Mike Mills
Writer(s): Mike Mills (written by)
Cast: Annette Bening, Elle Fanning, Greta Gerwig, Billy Crudup, Lucas Jade Zumann
DISC INFO:
Features:
Audio Commentary, Featurettes
Digital Copy: Yes
Formats Included: Blu-ray
Number of Discs: 1
Audio: English (DTS-HD MA 5.1)
Video: 1080p/Widescreen 2.00
Subtitles: English SDH, Spanish
Disc Size: 40.4 GB
Codec: MPEG-4 AVC
Region(s): A

 


PLOT SYNOPSIS


Set in 1979 Santa Barbara, 20th Century Women follows Dorothea Fields (ANNETTE BENING), a single mother raising her adolescent son, Jamie (LUCAS JADE ZUMANN), at a time brimming with cultural change. Dorothea enlists the help of two younger women — Abbie (GRETA GERWIG), a punk artist boarding in the Field’s home; and Julie (ELLE FANING), a savvy teenage neighbor. Along with William (BILLY CRUDUP), a bohemian handyman who also rooms in Dorothea’s house, they farm a makeshift family that inspires them for the rest of their lives.

 

SPECIAL FEATURES – 2.25/5


This release comes with a matted slip cover and inside is a Digital HD copy redemption code. The features are a bit limited with an Audio Commentary with writer/director Mike Mills and two behind-the-scenes featurettes Making 20th Century Women (9:31; HD) and 20th Century Cast (10:49; HD), profiles on the actors.

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VIDEO – 3.75/5


20th Century Women arrives on Blu-ray through Lionsgate and is presented with a 2.00 widescreen aspect ratio and an AVC-encoded, 1080p high-definition transfer. This might quite be a reference quality video but as dramas go, this one does feature bright colors while detail was relatively sharp throughout.

AUDIO – 4.0/5


The disc includes your standard but effective DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 track. This isn’t exactly robust lossless track or anything but dialogue levels did come through the center channel fairly nicely and any depth, such as the choice music for the 1970s era, made good usage of the rear speakers.

 


OVERALL – 3.0/5


Overall, 20th Century Women is a fine ensemble drama with some great performances, namely by Annette Bening and Greta Gerwig with a compelling enough story. The Blu-ray released by Lionsgate offers up good video and audio transfers and some so-so bonus material.

 

 

 

 

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