Hell Or High Water
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- Codec: MPEG-4 AVC (29.83 Mbps)
- Resolution: 1080p
- Aspect ratio: 2.40:1
- English: DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 (48kHz, 24-bit)
- English: Dolby Digital 2.0 (224 kbps)
- English, English SDH, Spanish
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Hell Or High Water [Blu-ray + DVD + Digital HD]
A divorced dad and his ex-con brother decide to rob branch offices of the bank that's threatening to foreclose on the family ranch. Such a poetic act of justice will put them in the crosshairs of a ranger.
Hell or High Water is presented on Blu-ray courtesy of Lionsgate Films with an AVC encoded 1080p transfer in 2.40:1. The film was digitally captured with the Arri Alexa XT and finished at a 2K DI, and there's an appealing consistency to detail levels throughout this presentation. A lot of the film is understandably skewed toward dusty yellows, beiges and ochres, giving the film a kind of generally buttery or amber appearance, at least in the many outdoor scenes. The palette is generally pretty natural looking, though some of the interior scenes, while not graded, bear the look of the ambient lighting sources (some casino scenes therefore have a kind of unnaturally garish appearance which can look a little murky at times). Close-ups offer great levels of fine detail, and some of the aerial and other exterior shots offer some excellent depth of field. There are no instances of image instability and no issues with compression artifacts.
Hell or High Water features an occasionally pretty boisterous, even raucous, sounding DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 track, one that derives a lot of energy and nice panning activity when the brothers make their getaways in their souped up cars. A couple of scenes involve gunfire (some pretty aggressive in a suitably Texan way), and those offer some punchy lower end. Dialogue is presented cleanly and clearly and effects and score are well prioritized and add to a winningly immersive listening experience.
Jeff Bridges, Chris Pine, and Ben Foster star in this riveting story about two brothers who turn to crime to save their family's land and the Texas Ranger out to stop them.
- Aspect Ratio : 1.85:1
- Is Discontinued By Manufacturer : No
- MPAA rating : s_medR R (Restricted)
- Product Dimensions : 7 x 5 x 0.5 inches; 3.2 Ounces
- Director : David Mackenzie
- Media Format : Color, NTSC, Widescreen
- Run time : 2 hours and 2 minutes
- Release date : November 22, 2016
- Actors : Chris Pine, Jeff Bridges, Ben Foster, Katy Mixon, Kevin Rankin
- Dubbed: : Spanish
- Subtitles: : English, Spanish
- Studio : Lionsgate
- ASIN : B01KP7LB3M
- Number of discs : 2
- Best Sellers Rank: #4,898 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
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Both Chris Pine and Ben Foster are great as downtrodden, yet very committed brothers, though Foster can play most any type role. Pine's character is far removed from most of his other roles, here someone who has been humbled and yet driven by the needs of his family.
They need to make more smart movies like this. Great Action, plot driven story and social commentary all done well.
Toby Howard (Chris Pine) and Tanner Howard (Ben Foster) are brothers seeking a form of revenge against the bank that is about to foreclosure on their family farm. Toby is the handsome "good" brother and Tanner is the wild one who has spent time in jail for robbery. They are only robbing branches of the bank that did them wrong and only for the amount they need to save their farm. Sort of modern day Robin Hoods with a twist. Tanner has a dangerous and wicked side that can only lead to trouble.
Marcus Hamilton (Jeff Bridges) and Alberto Parker (Gil Birmingham) are Texas Rangers working to catch the robbers and end the crime spree. Hamilton shows his deep fondness and respect for his partner in the only way he knows how--with racist comments on Parkers Mexican and Native American heritage. Birmingham plays Parker as stoic and quiet. He stone faced reaction to Hamilton's slurs tell a story in itself. He's a remarkable character in an already remarkable film.
The setting is stark and dismal and it's part of the story. The actors are just perfect for their roles. Pine proves that he can act and is more than a pretty face. I'm not familiar with Foster's work but I see a very talented actor here who deserves a lot of attention. Bridges has found the perfect role here and he proves that he only gets better with age. Birmingham is a fresh face and a major talent.
There are a lot of movie clichés in this film. Toby's marriage has fallen apart and he is estranged from his son. Hamilton is on his last mission before retirement. Tanner is the violent wild card who shows up in every bank robber story. The odd thing is it all works and seems so incredibly new. It's a story of contrasts and who we actually want to see succeed in the end. There is a humanity and believability to this story that is so hard to find. Here is a super high recommend to a stunningly realistic drama.
You'll find out when you go see Hell or High Water. A Texas tale as fancy as
an old 10-gallon hat and a Texas twang. I'm not making fun of Texas, but this terrific movie has the charm and southern hospitality of a shot of sipping whiskey poured out of an old pair of cowboy boots.
Is there any better character actor this side of Tommy Lee Jones than Jeff
Bridges? Seriously, is there? Go and see this movie just because he's in it, you will not be disappointed. Hell, you could almost feel the Texas heat of the day coming off the screen. And Jeff Bridges is a true American treasure on the big screen, like fine wine he gets better with age, and perfectly cast as Marcus Hamilton; a retiring old school Texas Ranger working his last case - these 2 brothers who carefully and smartly rob small town banks, in order to save their family farm.
This film is not just about a pair of bank robbers, this is about family, all kinds of family. It's about law and order and the plight of
"just folk." It is life and about attitude the size of........you know, TEXAS. It is No Country for Old Men, meets The Bank Job with a good heaping portion of Firefly. Chris Pine commands the screen as the younger brother, both he and Bridges just ooze silent, cowboy testosterone. " Hell or High
Water is a Texas yarn told around a campfire, after eating yer grub and tossing back a few. And just like Firefly, there are a few characters in
there adding to the spiked stew. This film was indeed a treat guys. A man's film, guns and ammo, manhunt and good old fashion sheriff vs.
Jesse James cat & mouse - right up to the very end. But don't worry ladies, there's something there for you to hang your hat on.
Hell, all you gun-toting and film-loving fools will get a kick out of this film. Rich with both very little dialogue and genuine flavorful quotes; it is a modern-day western but with cars instead of horses. Shot on the dusty backroads and one-stop-light towns of West Texas; wonderfully paced like an old Waylon Jennings country tune - the Highwayman with Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson and Kris Kristofferson.
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The film follows two brothers (Chris Pine and Ben Foster) who have been, for reasons explained in the film, carrying out a series of armed robberies of banks. Eventually finding a way onto their trail are a veteran lawman (Jeff Bridges) and his partner. Eventually, paths will be crossed but although that's the basic narrative, it's one of those great finds where you can, if you want to, pull much more than that from it. Vast landscapes, people surviving in whatever way they can and making decisions which don't necessarily make them bad, but which have to be reckoned with not nonetheless, coupled with some effective characterisation and great performances, push the film beyond being a run of the mill piece. I found myself really drawn into the characters by the end, and enjoyed it a lot.
There's an adequate selection of extras, including a 30 minute Q&A with the director and main cast, featurettes and footage from the premiere in Austin, Texas that all in run around 75 minutes. The featurettes are more interesting than the Q&A but it's an OK package.
Hell or high water is one of the best movies from the last few years. It's a Jeff Bridges movie and how he didn't get an Oscar I'll never know
The standard bluray looks like all digitally shot movies. It looks washed out with bland boring colours.
The 4K disc is the complete antithesis of the the HD version.
Colours are vibrant, accurate and truly beautiful.
Now the movie looks like it was shot on celluloid. Isn't it weird that we use a modern technology and use HDR etc to make a movie look like it was shot 75 years ago.
The movie itself is marvellous
It's cops and robbers of the highest quality.
Hell or high water is an essential 4K bluray with a beautiful colour palette and excellent score.
Do not miss the 4K bluray but avoid the 1080p bluray.
The final scene has a supremely tense interaction between two bitter enemies - interrupted and left unresolved. "If you stop by, maybe I’ll give you peace.” says one. The reply: “Maybe, I’ll give it to you.” It's not much of a script but it's electric on-screen. Phew!