True Romance (Blu-ray)
Tony Scott delivers with this wild ride based on the script by Tarantino. There is plenty of star power on display and the film oozes a very cool vibe and is a notable addition to the Warner catalog collection on Blu-ray.
With a drab look, dark scenes, and bluish tint, it has never looked that great. The presentation is rather soft, but there's a nice sense of dimension, even though the detail is lacking. The contrast is strong and I compression artifacts are kept at bay, but there is some minor film wear and tear and I was hoping for a bit more..
The Dolby TrueHD soundtrack marks the first film from Warner that defaults to the TrueHD mix. Overall, the track is dynamic but a bit forward, bright, and at times, harsh. The surround soundstage is aptivating with plenty of discrete effects and lots of action.
Extras include three separate feature length commentaries with various members of the cast and crew and even one with Tarantino. Additionally, there are some deleted scenes, an alternate ending, production features, and trailers.
One of Tony Scott’s best films makes its debut on Blu-ray and the results are a mixed bag. The video is good, but I felt it could be better and the audio is largely the same. Still, it's nice to see it in HD, but it could have been better.
Release Date:May 26, 2009
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