Slow West (2015) – Blu-ray review

What’s it like? Unforgiven meets The Wild Bunch meets Seraphim Falls.

Film: 8/10. An unusually brisk western populated with an assortment of odd characters. It plays out with a few unexpected twists amongst some confronting violence and subversive comedy. 84 mins.

Picture quality: 9/10. New Zealand fills in for the American West and the results are amazing. Fine detail and depth of field are excellent. There’s a warmth and golden hue to much of the film. Some nighttime scenes have a little noise and crush, but otherwise it’s a looker!

Audio quality: 9/10. A very natural and effective mix. It’s not overtly showy but the dynamics are excellent, especially in the action sequences.

Trailer: https://youtu.be/pFfsTsdJfF8

Disc reviewed: Country: U.K., Studio: Lionsgate, Region: B locked

Director: John Maclean
Starring: Kodi Smit-McPhee, Michael Fassbender, Caren Pistorius, Ben Mendelsohn, Jeffrey Thomas

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