Apr 022021

Test Pattern is a drama-thriller from filmmaker Shatara Michelle Ford and starring Brittany S. Hall and Will Brill, arriving on Blu-ray and DVD on April 20th from Kino Lorber.



Test Pattern

Genre(s): Drama, Thriller
Kino Lorber| NR – 82 min. – $29.95 | April 20, 2021

Date Published: 04/02/2021 | Author: The Movieman

Director: Shatara Michelle Ford
Writer(s): Shatara Michelle Ford (written by)
Cast: Brittany S. Hall, Will Brill, Gail Bean, Drew Fuller

Features: Interview, Trailer
Slip Cover: No
Digital Copy: No
Formats Included: Blu-ray
Number of Discs: 1

Audio: English (DTS-HD MA 5.1), English (DTS-HD MA 2.0)
Video: 1080p/Widescreen 1.85
Subtitles: English SDH
Disc Size: 23.79 GB
Total Bitrate: 31.26 Mbps
Codecs: MPEG-4 AVC
Region(s): A

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


Part psychological horror, part realist drama, this exhilarating debut feature from Shatara Michelle Ford is set against the backdrop of national discussions around inequitable health care and policing, the #metoo movement, and race in America. Test Pattern follows an interracial couple whose relationship is put to the test after a Black woman is sexually assaulted and her white boyfriend drives her from hospital to hospital in search of a rape kit. Their story reveals the systemic injustices and social conditioning women face when navigating sex and consent.



Features include an Interview with Shatara Michelle Ford and James Gray and the Trailer.


VIDEO – 4½/5 | AUDIO – 4/5

Kino Lorber releases Test Pattern onto Blu-ray presented with a 1080p high-definition transfer and shown in the original 1.85 widescreen aspect ratio and the picture looks pretty good with sharp detail and well balanced colors. There are two audio options, 5.1 and 2.0 DTS-HD Master Audio tracks, both outputting some strong dialog levels.

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