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Wrecked Blu-ray Review

  • Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
  • Video Codec: AVC/MPEG-4
  • Resolution: 1080p/24 (23.976Hz)
  • Audio Codec: English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1, English LPCM 2.0 Stereo
  • Subtitles: English SDH, Spanish
  • Region: A (Region-Locked)
  • Rating: R
  • Running Time: 91 Mins.
  • Discs: 1 (1 x Blu-ray)
  • Studio: MPI Home Video
  • Blu-ray Release Date: September 6, 2011
  • List Price: $29.98

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Overall
[Rating:3/5]
The Film
[Rating:2.5/5]
Video Quality
[Rating:3.5/5]
Audio Quality
[Rating:4/5]
Supplemental Materials
[Rating:2/5]

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(Screen captures are lightly compressed with lossy JPEG  thus are meant as a general representation of the content and do not fully reveal the capabilities of the Blu-ray format)

The Film

[Rating:2.5/5]

Adrien Brody (The Pianist) does a wonderful job in this film, drawing all on all of his skills as an Oscar-winning actor, no doubt, but the premise of these sorts of films is always tricky to pull off. In Wrecked, Brody plays a man who awakes trapped in a car in the middle of the woods with no recollection of how he got there. All he knows is there’s a dead body in the back seat, the driver is dead on the outside of the car, and he finds a gun under the driver’s seat and a bag of cash in the trunk. Severely injured and starving, he begins to hallucinate of a beautiful woman coming to his rescue, as his past comes into light. Is he a criminal or an innocent victim? It won’t take too long for you to find out in Wrecked, because they reveal exactly who Brody’s character is before the film hits the halfway point. From then on, it’s pretty much all a pointless psychoanalytical study in method acting, one that Brody does well, but Wrecked just fails as an enjoyable film.

Video Quality

[Rating:3.5/5]

Wrecked shows up on Blu-ray in an AVC/MPEG-4 1080p/24 encodement from MPI Home Video and IFC Films. Although color reproduction is good and foreground detail rather strong, backgrounds are a bit soft and there is a little noise in darker portions of the image. Flesh tones show a little bit of red push on occasion.

Audio Quality

[Rating:4/5]

The surround channels in the DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 mix could have been a little bit higher, but they do have some nice subtle ambient sounds that place you right out there in the wilderness with Adrien Brody’s character. Dialogue is clean and there are good dynamics with a bit of low frequency extension when needed.

Supplemental Materials

[Rating:2/5]

I like that all of the video supplements on here are in high definition, though much of them are rather brief in length and feel like afterthoughts. The best is the “making of” which offers a lot of time with Brody talking about his character in the film.

The supplements provided with this release are:

  • The Making of Wrecked (1.78:1; 1080i/60; 00:14:28)
  • A Day in the Life of George (1.78:1; 1080i/60; 00:02:04) – A funny look at a prosthetic head used as a prop.
  • Flight of the Chevy (1.78:1; 1080i/60; 00:06:43) – Flying the film’s Chevy on to location.
  • The Woman’s Perspective (1.78:1; 1080i/60; 00:03:37)
  • Wrecked Trailer (2.35:1; 1080p/24)

The Definitive Word

Overall:

[Rating:3/5]

Wrecked starts out as an intense thriller and then fizzles, not because of poor performance from Adrien Brody, but because the story is just poorly executed. It feels like an early episode of Twilight Zone that goes on for 60 minutes too long.

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BestBuy.com:
Wrecked -

Purchase Wrecked on Blu-ray at CD Universe

Wrecked (2011)

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Overall
[Rating:3/5]
The Film
[Rating:2.5/5]
Video Quality
[Rating:3.5/5]
Audio Quality
[Rating:4/5]
Supplemental Materials
[Rating:2/5]

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