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No Escape is an all around entertaining film perfect for a Saturday movie night. No, it doesn’t make you think or have any profound performances but the acting isn’t bad with Owen Wilson serving as a fine everyman type of character and Pierce Brosnan in his small part is a lot of fun. This is probably worthy of a rental.



The Handmaid’s Tale: Season One

Genre(s): Science Fiction, Drama
Fox | NR – 525 min. – $39.99 | March 13, 2018

Date Published: 03/20/2018 | Author: The Movieman

Directed by: Various
Writer(s): Margaret Atwood (novel); Bruce Miller (developed by)
Cast: Elisabeth Moss, Yvonne Strahovski, Max Minghella, Amanda Brugel, Joseph Fiennes, Madeline Brewer, Ann Dowd, Alexis Bledel, Samira Wiley
Features: Featurettes
Digital Copy: No
Formats Included: Blu-ray
Number of Discs: 3
Audio: English (DTS-HD MA 5.1)
Video: 1080p/Widescreen 1.78
Subtitles: English SDH, Spanish
Disc Size: NA
Codecs: MPEG-4 AVC
Region(s): A



The Handmaid’s Tale is the story of life in the dystopia of Gilead, a totalitarian society in what was formerly the United States. Facing environment disasters and a plunging birthrate, Gilead is ruled by a twisted fundamentalism in its militarized “return to traditional values.” As one of the few remaining fertile women, Offred (ELISABETH MOSS) is Handmaid in the Commander’s household, belonging to the caste of women forced into sexual servitude as a last desperate attempt to repopulate the world. In this terrifying society, Offred must navigate between Commanders, their cruel Wives, domestic Marthas, and her fellow Handmaids – where anyone could be a spy for Gilead – with one goal: to survive and find the daughter who was taken from her.



This 3-disc set is housed in a standard Blu-ray case. The only features included are Script to Screen and Hope in Gilead featurettes.


VIDEO – 4.0/5

Fox releases The Handmaid’s Tale onto Blu-ray presented with a 1.78 widescreen aspect ratio as it originally streamed on Hulu and given a 1080p high-definition transfer. The picture for the most part was sharp throughout and even though it takes place in a dystopian future, there are some pops of color such as the reds in some of the costumes.

AUDIO – 4.25/5

The show actually boasts a strong DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 track both outputting great depth for the action-centric scenes including the series chase intro where the bass kicks on for extra measure as well as crisp and clear dialogue levels via the center channel.


OVERALL – 3.0/5

Overall, The Handmaid’s Tale is a well made adaptation of the classic novel which does a great job with character development and features some excellent performances from Elisabeth Moss and Yvonne Strahovski. This Blu-ray from Fox offers serviceable video and audio transfers while the bonus material was woefully weak, unfortunately.

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