Nov 092020
 

The horror-thriller Antebellum starring Janelle Monáe, Eric Lange, Jena Malone, Jack Huston and Kiersey Clemons arrives on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and DVD on November 3rd and comes with a documentary, featurettes, deleted scenes and trailers.

 

 

Antebellum
(2020)

Genre(s): Horror, Drama, Thriller
Lionsgate | R – 106 min. – $42.99 | November 3, 2020

Date Published: 11/09/2020 | Author: The Movieman


MOVIE INFO:
Directed by: Gerard Bush & Christopher Renz
Writer(s): Gerard Bush & Christopher Renz (written by)
Cast: Janelle Monáe, Eric Lange, Jena Malone, Jack Huston, Kiersey Clemons, Gabourey Sidibe


DISC INFO:
Features: Featurettes, Deleted Scenes, Theatrical Trailers
Slip Cover: Yes
Digital Copy: Yes
Formats Included: 4K, Blu-ray
Number of Discs: 2


Audio (4K/BD): English (Dolby Atmos), French (Dolby Digital 5.1), Spanish (Dolby Digital 5.1)
Video (4K): 2160p/Widescreen 2.39
Video (BD): 1080p/Widescreen 2.39
Dynamic Range: HDR10, Dolby Vision
Subtitles: English SDH, French, Spanish
Codecs: HEVC / H.265 (4K), MPEG-4 AVC (BD)
Region(s): A, B, C


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

Note: The screen captures were taken from the Blu-ray disc and do not represent the 4K Ultra HD transfer.


PLOT SYNOPSIS


Successful author Veronica Henley (JANELLE MONAE) is finishing a book tour before she returns home to her husband and daughter. But a shocking turn of events is about to upend Veronica’s existence, plunging her into a horrifying reality that forces her to confront her past, present, and future — before it’s too late.

 

SPECIAL FEATURES – 4¼/5


This release comes with a glossy slip cover and inside a redemption code for the Digital HD copy.

The History in Front of Us: Deconstruction Antebellum (1:07:06) is a two-part featurette on the origins of the project, themes and historical elements.

A Hint of Horror: The Clues of Antebellum (6:13) is on the mystery aspects of the plot and the clues sprinkled in to the twist at the end.

Opening Antebellum (4:46) is a breakdown on the opening which was done as a one-shot.

Deleted Scenes (7:59) — There are five scenes that didn’t make it into the final cut.

Theatrical Trailers (3:11)

 


4K VIDEO – 5/5, BD VIDEO – 5/5


Antebellum comes to 4K Ultra HD and Blu-ray presented in its original 2.39 widescreen aspect ratio and given a 2160p and 1080p transfers, respectively. As with most new releases, especially from major studios, this one looked phenomenal on both formats, with a slight edge for the 4K as it was a tad sharper though I couldn’t discern a significant difference when it came to the colors. In any case, black levels are stark with no apparent instances of pixilation or other flaws on either format.

AUDIO – 4½/5


Both the 4K UHD and Blu-ray comes with a Dolby Atmos track which is fairly strong especially when it comes to Roman GianArthur and Nate Wonder’s haunting score. Dialogue is equally as robust coming through the center channel while the front and rear speakers put the plantation on full display with ambient noises or voices off in the distance, as well as the general sounds of nature (birds, trees, etc) or the city when in the “present”.

 


 

 

 

The screen captures came from the Blu-ray copy and are here to add visuals to the review and do not represent the 4K video.

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