BLU-RAY REVIEW

Life On The Line

P4.5/S5

WSR Score 4

(Studio/Distributor):
Lionsgate Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number):
51661
(MPAA Rating):
R
(Rating Reason):
Some violence/grisly images and brief strong language.
(Retail Price):
$$24.99
(Disc Type):
Single Side, Dual Layer (BD-50)
(Widescreen Edition):
Yes
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(Running Time In Minutes):
97
(Color Type):
Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access):
Yes
(Closed Captioned):
Yes
(Regional Coding):
A
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(Theatrical Release):
Yes
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(Disc Release Date):
2/7/2017
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(Director):
David Hackl
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DTS HD Lossless 5.1
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Life On The Line is a story, which takes place as a deadly storm heads straight for a Texas town. As a huge electrical storm sweeps towards Texas, lineman Beau (Travolta) is haunted by memories of his brother’s death by lightning years earlier. Bailey (Bosworth), the niece he helped raise, has a secret she needs to share with her boyfriend, Duncan (Sawa). But he and Beau’s brave team are reaching to replace miles of power cables before the tempest strikes. (Gary Reber)

Special features include behind the scenes with cast/crew interviews (HD 16:49), the “Life On The Line” music video by Fiona Culley featuring Darius Rucker (HD 03:55), a trailer, upfront previews, and an UltraViolet digital copy.

The 2.39:1 1080p AVC picture quality is good and achieves its naturalness through production design and realistic on-location environments, with vast vistas and big skies, both during normal daylight and in the dark of a stormy night. The color palette is never exaggerated but is well balanced with warm and rich hues. Contrast is good as well, with deep blacks and revealing shadow delineation. The imagery is often spectacular, with foreboding massive dark clouds, rain, and lightning. Interiors are fully realistic with plenty of textural variations. Fleshtones are perfectly natural throughout. Resolution is excellent, with fine detail exhibited in facial features, hair, fabrics, and objects. This is an effectively realistic visual experience. (Gary Reber)

The DTS-HD Master Audio™ 5.1-channel soundtrack nicely builds to a dynamic powerhouse at the peak of the massive electrical storm, with sound effects enhanced with powerful and deep sub-25 Hz .1 LFE energy. Atmospherics deliver a realistic soundfield with aggressive surround envelopment that is directionalized. Wind, rain, lightning, falling electrical lines, explosions, and all manner of other sound effects are realistic. The orchestral music score seems constant and projects a wide and deep soundstage that extends to the surrounds. Dialogue is impressively integrated spatially, though, at times during the mayhem intelligibility is waning. This is a really well-produced soundtrack that delivers a convincingly realistic holosonic® experience. (Gary Reber)