Wall Street – Money Never Sleeps20th Century Fox (Blu-ray)
Emerging from a lengthy prison stint, Gekko finds himself on the outside of a world he once dominated. Looking to repair his damaged relationship with his daughter Winnie, Gekko forms an alliance with her fiance Jacob. But can Jacob and Winnie really trust the ex-financial titan, whose relentless efforts to redefine himself in a different era have unexpected consequences.
This Blu-ray delivers a striking film-like transfer with plenty of rich detail and film grain. I loved the natural look of the color and contrast and the superb definition. Shadow detail is strong and the contrast levels really work well with the darker material. Dimensionality is outstanding, especially in the outdoor scenes. The DTS-HD Master Audio mix is solid, but this isn’t an engrossing mix. The sound design keeps it simple though the natural ambiance of the big city goes a long way. Imaging is solid though and you get some occasion range to work with.
Fox has included a digital copy of the film with this two-disc set. You also get a feature commentary with Oliver Stone, a look at the Wall Street meltdown and some production features including deleted scenes.
This film was quite a bit different than the first but still quite entertaining. While I don’t think it will be remember in the same regard as the first film, the solid performances and obvious parallels to our current economy will make it a good draw for our time.