Searched and saw a thread for the steelbook but not one for the actual blu-ray. If this needs to be merged with the steelbook thread or visa versa .....mods, be my guest.
Anyway, watched the blu-ray tonight. Didn't catch it in theaters so the was my first viewing although thanks to plenty of media exposure, not to mention real life events, there's really no surprises as to the final resolution of the story. Thus, I'll mostly just comment on the presentation on disc.
There's some good, enveloping audio surround with good rear speaker action during some outdoor scenes, especially in heavy crowds and of course during the last 30 minutes through the raid on the compound. Dialog is crisp and clear.
The image looks very clean, sharp and natural up to the night time raid, then it gets very problematic once the helicopters are up in the air. All the outdoor night scenes during the raid excepting the green night goggle vision pov shots are almost impenetrably dark to the point the viewer really can't make anything out. I'm sure this was a creative choice to make it as realistic for the viewer as possible but it also creates noticeable banding in places that looked like a badly compressed cable broadcast. The initial shots of the two 'copters coming in over the mountains seem to be almost tv level cgi.
My opinion of the film itself is that it was about as good as most reviews trumped it up to be. Liked the casting, even James Gandolfini who may never fully shake the Tony Soprano character. However the balance between the first 2/3rds of the movie which is mostly procedural detective work by the CIA and the last 3rd which is the raid itself didn't work 100% for me. I can't put my finger on why.