The Accountant (Blu-ray)
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As a math savant uncooks the books for a new client, the Treasury Department closes in on his activities and the body count starts to rise.
The Accountant was shot on film by Irish cinematographer Seamus McGarvey (The Avengers), with post-production completed on a digital intermediate at 2K. Warner's 1080p, AVC-encoded Blu-ray delivers the high quality of presentation that one would expect from a contemporary digital source, with superior sharpness and clarity and an absence of noise or interference. The film's palette favors cool and neutral colors, which is presumably intended to reflect the emotional detachment of the film's titular hero, who has a closet full of identical dark suits and is often shown isolated and framed by a rectangular fixture such as a door or window. The flashbacks to Christian's childhood feature warmer tones and have been given a slight softness to distinguish them from the present. Blacks are solid and deep, detail is plentiful, and a minutely fine grain pattern can still be discerned, despite the DI processing. Warner has given The Acccountant a capable encode with an average bitrate of 27.89 Mbps, which continues the theatrical group's trend toward less aggressive compression.
The Accountant arrives with a choice between 5.1 and 7.1 soundtracks, both encoded in lossless DTS-HD MA. Both tracks are excellent, but be prepared for a film that relies much more heavily on dialogue than action. The Accountant assembles its pieces through numerous scenes of character interaction, which are set in a wide variety of environments that the soundtrack meticulously re-creates without calling too much attention to its presence. Occasionally, the soundtrack enters Chris's head, and we hear remembered events mixing with the present or his thought processes pinging back and forth (the latter is particularly impressive in 7.1). The single most memorable effect is the deep, echoing boom of the Barrett M82A1M sniper rifle that is Chris's weapon of choice. In a climactic showdown between Chris and a houseful of bad guys, the alternation among pistols, automatic weapons and the Barrett's distinctive roar provides an organized cacophony that bounces back and forth through the viewing room. Dialogue is intelligible, well-positioned and properly prioritized. The brooding, ominous score is by the prolific Mark Isham, who previously scored Warrior for director O'Connor.
Math savant Christian Wolff (Ben Affleck) is more comfortable with numbers than people, working as a freelance accountant for the world's most dangerous criminal organisations. With the Treasury Department's Crime Enforcement Division closing in, he takes on a legitimate client, a robotics company where a clerk has discovered a discrepancy involving millions of dollars. But as Christian uncooks the books and gets closer to the truth, it's the body count that starts to rise.
- Language : English
- Product dimensions : 1.4 x 13.5 x 17 cm; 80 Grams
- Item Model Number : R-124446-8
- Director : Gavin O'Connor
- Media Format : Blu-ray
- Run time : 2 hours and 7 minutes
- Release date : 15 February 2017
- Actors : Jon Bernthal, Anna Kendrick, J.K. Simmons, Ben Affleck
- Language : English (DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1)
- Studio : Roadshow
- ASIN : B01N0UIM4X
- Country of origin : Australia
- Number of discs : 1
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