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The Photograph, a drama from the director of The Weekend, features two charming leads in LaKeith Stanfield and Issa Rae, albeit the story itself is on the slow side. The Blu-ray/DVD is available on May 12th.



The Photograph

Genre(s): Drama, Romance
Universal Pictures | PG13 – 106 min. – $34.98 | May 12, 2020

Date Published: 05/11/2020 | Author: The Movieman

Directed by: Stella Meghie
Writer(s): Stella Meghie (written by)
Cast: Issa Rae, LaKeith Stanfield, Lil Rel Howery, Rob Morgan, Courtney B. Vance

Features: Featurettes
Slip Cover: Yes
Digital Copy: Yes
Formats Included: Blu-ray, DVD
Number of Discs: 2

Audio: English (DTS-HD MA 7.1), French (DTS 5.1), Spanish (DTS 5.1)
Video: 1080p/Widescreen 2.39
Subtitles: English SDH
Disc Size: 35.11 GB
Total Bitrate: 39.38 Mbps
Codecs: MPEG-4 AVC
Region(s): A, B, C

Universal Studios Home Entertainment provided me with a free copy of the Blu-ray I reviewed in this Blog Post.
The opinions I share are my own.


When famed photographer Christina Eames dies unexpectedly, she leaves her estranged daughter, Mae (ISSA RAE), hurt, angry and full of questions. When Mae finds a photograph tucked away in a safe-deposit box, she soon finds herself delving into her mother’s early life — an investigation that leads to an unexpected romance with a rising journalist (LAKEITH STANFIELD).



This release comes with a slip cover. Not a whole lot included here except a few featurettes: Shooting The Photograph (5:37), Culture in Film (3:48) and The Film Through Photographs (2:24). Also inside is the redemption code for the Digital HD copy.


VIDEO – 4.25/5

The Photograph is presented with a 1080p high-definition transfer and shown in its original 2.39 widescreen aspect ratio. For the most part, this is a nice looking picture, detail is relatively sharp and although it is a serious romance-drama, there are some coloring that pops through while the dark levels are stark. There were no signs of aliasing or artifacting making for a clean picture.

AUDIO – 4.5/5

Oddly enough, this comes with a DTS-HD Master Audio 7.1 track which is a bit stronger than necessary and most of the film is dialogue-heavy. The most I can say about the depth is that the score from Robert Glasper makes the most out of it.





Check out some more 1080p screen caps by going to page 2. Please note, these do contain spoilers.

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