Summary: On Thursday, January 15th, 2009, the world witnessed the “Miracle on the Hudson” when Captain Chesley Sullenberger glided his disabled plane onto the frigid waters of the Hudson River, saving the lives of all 155 aboard. However, even as Sully was being heralded by the public and the media for his unprecedented feat of aviation skill, an investigation was unfolding that threatened to destroy his reputation and his career.
|Negative Formats:||ALEXA 65|
|Peak Brightness:||4000 nits|
|Stars:||Tom Hanks, Aaron Eckhart, Laura Linney|
|Review Date:||January 3, 2017|
Technical Review: Nothing bad can be said about the transfer of Sully. Shot on Arri Alexa 65 and Alexa IMAX cameras with a true 4K digital intermediate, the resulting image is basically perfect. It doesn’t jump off the screen with lush colors and bright highlights like some films, but the muted colors and palette are perfectly represented. Detail is always clear and dark shadow details come across perfectly. When a headlight or the sun calls for HDR highlights they are apparent, and the colors that are present are rich and bold.
The soundtrack also impresses. When placed inside the plane you can hear objects flying all around you, including the birds that strike the engines during takeoff. Traffic on a busy night in Manhattan is placed all around you, sounding much like it does in real life. Again, Sully isn’t an action blockbuster and it is more restrained in its use of effects, but the soundtrack does its job perfectly.
Special Features: Three featurettes are included: Sully Sullenberger: The Man Behind the Miracle, Moment by Moment: Averting Disaster on the Hudson, and Neck Deep in the Hudson: Shooting Sully.
Review System: Vizio P65-C1 display, Oppo UDP-203 UltraHD Blu-ray Player, KEF Ci5160RL-THX Fronts, Ci3160RL-THX Center, 2x Ci200RR-THX Surrounds, 4x CI200RR-THX Atmos Speakers, Anthem MRX 1120 Receiver.
|Title:||Sully UltraHD Blu-ray|
|Pros:||Wonderful film, reference quality transfer with a true 4K digital intermediate and tons of detail.|
|Cons:||Not as flashy as other releases.|
|Summary:||The UltraHD version of Sully does the film justice, with a pristine transfer and immersive soundtrack that present the film as perfectly as possible.|