Return to Sender is a mixed bag, wanting to be both a revenge film and drama but doesn’t do either very well. However, the acting isn’t half bad led by Rosamund Pike playing well opposite Shiloh Fernandez.
Return to Sender
Genre(s): Suspense/Thriller, Drama
RLJ Entertainment | NR – 95 min. – $29.97 | September 29, 2015/December 1, 2015
Miranda (ROSAMUND PIKE) is a dedicated nurse, an exquisite cake maker and an impeccable friend. But when she agrees to a blind date and the wrong man comes to the door… her perfect world is shattered by a brutal assault. Even after her attacker, William (SHILOH FERNANDEZ), is convicted and locked away for the crime, Miranda can’t overcome the fear and trauma enough to put her orderly life back together. Desperate for closure, she reaches out to William – first through letters, then prison visits – and slowly builds a relationship with him. But when William is paroled and comes looking for her, Miranda seizes the opportunity to exact revenge.
SPECIAL FEATURES – 0/5
This release comes with a matted, title embossed, slip cover. Unfortunately, no features were included.
VIDEO – 4.5/5
Return to Sender is delivered onto Blu-ray presented with a 1.85 widescreen aspect ratio and a 1080p high-definition transfer. Surprisingly enough, considering its DTS status, the picture is quite sharp throughout and has well balanced colors with natural skin tones. It’s also clean, free of any ailments like artifacts or aliasing.
AUDIO – 4.25/5
The included DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 track offers clear dialogue coming primarily through the center channel and due to it being more of a drama, there are limitations with some ambient noises coming from the rear speakers but it’s fairly minimal. Still, it’s an adequate lossless track.
OVERALL – 2.5/5
Overall, Return to Sender is a mixed bag, wanting to be both a revenge film and drama but doesn’t do either very well. However, the acting isn’t half bad led by Rosamund Pike playing well opposite Shiloh Fernandez. The Blu-ray released by RLJ is rather basic with no special features but has good video/audio transfers.
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