Even with the, common-place nowadays, editing technique of excessively fast cuts - this 1080P, using MPEG-4 AVC compression, Blu-ray from Sony looks absolutely perfect. The 2.40 widescreen ratio is accurately maintained and detail is excessively crisp and clean. What I appreciated most was the film was not especially dark and black levels weren't boosted to give that ultra-heavy contrast look we see often in high-definition transfers. The final product is about as competent as I have seen from Blu-ray (owning about 100 discs). It approached the 3-dimensional look that BRD tends to strive towards but I'd preferably just say that the image is simply flawless - without a pixel out of place. I noted no intrusive noise, it is expectantly super clean, and it strikes me as a definite bona-fide reason for the existence of this new format for home viewing. It is a stunningly pristine and consistent image.
The Dolby TrueHD 5.1 track appears to equal the stellar video quality with dynamic separations and subtle background riffs cascading from the rear channels. The film has some tested moments with explosions and although not a prominent part of the film experience, Atli Örvarsson's original music comes through when called upon to enhance the action sequences adeptly. There are three Dolby Digital 5.1 DUBs and a host of subtitle options including English (SDH and standard) giving the impression it may be a region-free release.