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Knives Out (UHD Blu-ray) review

Knives Out (UHD Blu-ray) review
« on: February 23, 2020, 05:21:49 PM »

Studio: Lionsgate 
 Release Date: February 25, 2020
 Rating:  R
Film:  4.5/5
 The circumstances surrounding the death of crime novelist Harlan Thrombey are mysterious, but there’s one thing that renowned Detective Benoit Blanc knows for sure—everyone in the wildly dysfunctional Thrombey family is a suspect. Now, Blanc must sift through a web of lies and red herrings to uncover the truth. From acclaimed writer-director Rian Johnson comes this suspenseful, twist-filled whodunnit with an all-star ensemble cast including Daniel Craig, Chris Evans, Ana de Armas, Jamie Lee Curtis, Michael Shannon, Don Johnson, Toni Collette, LaKeith Stanfield, Katherine Langford, Jaeden Martell, Christopher Plummer, and more.

 My Thoughts
 It seems as if Hollywood has been in a perpetual slump the past 10 years or so, but I think we’ll look back on 2019 as one of the best years for movies in a long time. It was so good, in fact, this beautifully crafted film wasn’t even nominated for Best Picture. In my book, it was one of the best 10 films of the year and has mostly redeemed the reputation of Rian Johnson after his disastrous effort in the Star Wars universe.
In a lot of ways, the film is like a game of clue until about the mid-point when its revealed who actually committed the murder, but that certainly isn’t the end of the story. The onion needs to be peeled back on each member of the family to discover their true identities and motives, and that’s where all of the fun is. The dialog is witty and the pacing is perfect.  
 Video 9.5/10 
 Audio 9.5/10 (Dolby Atmos)
 Special Features:
  • Auido Commentary
  • In-Theater Commentary
  • Deleted Scenes with optional commentary
  • “Making a Murder” Eight-Part Documentary
  • Rian Johnson: Planning the Perfect Murder
  • Writer-Director and Cast Q&A
  • Marketing Gallery
  • “Meet the Thrombeys” Viral Ads
  • Blu-ray+ Digital Copy


 Although this film received no love from the Academy, I found it to be wildly entertaining and one of the Top 10 films of 2019. It keeps you on your toes from the first scene as you try and solve the case and every twist and turn has you second guessing yourself. The A/V presentation is outstanding as well and this is one that’s easy to recommend.  
 Reference Review System:
Reference Review System:
 JVC DLA-RS2000 4K Ultra High Definition Front Projector
 (Calibrated with Portrait Displays CalMAN color calibration software & C6-HDR Meter from Portrait Displays)
 Stewart Filmscreen - Firehawk 110” 2.35:1 Fixed Screen
 Anthem AVM60 Audio/Video Processor 
 ATI AT527NC Powering Bed Channels

ATI AT524NC Powering Atmos Speakers
 Panasonic DP-UB820 Ultra HD Blu-ray Player 
 System Controller: URC MX-980

M&K S-150 THX Ultra (R-C-L Speakers)
M&K SS-150 x4 (Surround Speakers)
 Atlantic Technology IC6-OBA x 4 Overhead Speakers
 SVS PC-Ultra Cylinder Subwoofer
 HSU VTF-15H MK2 Subwoofer
 JL Audio Fathom F110 Subwoofers x 2 (stacked)

JL Audio Dominion D110 Subwoofer x 2 (stacked)

Mini DSP HD controlling all subwoofers
 Audioquest and Monoprice - Audio/Video/Speaker Cabling
 PureAV PF60 Power Conditioner
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Re: Knives Out (UHD Blu-ray) review
« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2020, 06:33:22 PM »
I want to see this one. :) 
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Re: Knives Out (UHD Blu-ray) review
« Reply #2 on: February 24, 2020, 05:13:15 AM »
this is why i love home theater...a film ive never heard of...i cant wait to see :)


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Re: Knives Out (UHD Blu-ray) review
« Reply #3 on: February 24, 2020, 07:50:13 AM »
I should have this next week ! :)
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Re: Knives Out (UHD Blu-ray) review
« Reply #4 on: February 27, 2020, 12:57:30 PM »
Watched it tuesday!

LOVED it !  man there have ben some great movies coming out...great times!

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