Saban's Power Rangers [Open Matte version] (2016 - Lionsgate)
I'm reviewing the Open Matte version released by Zima in Mexico, which, if not completely the same, should be pretty close to the American version. I'm planning to get the UHD version when the price is right to get the original AR and the ATMOS track ( Mexican edition only gets 5.1 DTS-MA.)
This was a very satisfying visual experience, if a bit inconsistent and only seldomly reaching reference levels. Black levels and shadow detail are strong, while clarity and detail are very good, but only occasionally showcasing remarkable sharpness. Colors and contrast are good, but not eye-popping. PQ gets deductions points for the frequent softness introduced by the CGI effects and blue screens. All in all, a very competent transfer.
Now, here comes the superlatives. The audio mix is I-M-P-R-E-S-S-I-V-E. Keep in mind this was only a 5.1 mix and that I still don't have a subwoofer. And yet, this track was soaring across my room. Whatever bass I was getting, I got it with authority. Immersion and directionality are remarkable, and I don't doubt people who say the ATMOS track is a treat. Despite the brutal presence the track possess, it was very balanced and dynamic, and dialogue was always clear and well prioritized. THIS is a surround mix, and it's the best audio mix I've heard since the Transformers: The Last Knight
, all the way back last November. And for those who don't know it, the audio mix was done by and AVS fellow member. He surely knows better than anyone what people in here want from an audio mix.
Needless to say, this movie was pure mindless fun, that surely has lots of replay value just for the audio mix alone.
Tier Recommendation: 1.5
Here are a couple of reviews, one fof the UHD, which apparently is much superior to the bluray, and one for the regular bluray:
Djoberg's (UHD)(0.25): https://www.avsforum.com/forum/150-b...l#post54926104
Snell's (1.0): https://www.avsforum.com/forum/150-b...l#post55214526