Video
Codec: MPEG-4 AVC
Resolution: 1080p
Aspect ratio: 2.39:1
Original aspect ratio: 2.39:1

Video
Codec: MPEG-4 AVC
Resolution: 1080p
Aspect ratio: 2.39:1
Original aspect ratio: 2.39:1

Video
Codec: MPEG-4 AVC
Resolution: 1080p
Aspect ratio: 2.39:1
Original aspect ratio: 2.39:1

Video
Codec: MPEG-4 AVC
Resolution: 1080p
Aspect ratio: 2.39:1
Original aspect ratio: 2.39:1

Video
Codec: MPEG-4 AVC
Resolution: 1080p
Aspect ratio: 2.39:1
Original aspect ratio: 2.39:1

ARCTIC  (2019)

Blu-ray + Digital Copy | Elevation Pictures | 2019 | 126 min | Rated PG | May 21, 2019

Video

Codec: MPEG-4 AVC
Resolution: 1080p
Aspect ratio: 2.39:1
Original aspect ratio: 2.39:1

Audio

English: DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1

Director: Joe Penna 
Starring:  Mads Mikkelsen, Maria Thelma Smáradóttir, Tintrinai Thikhasuk 

| Film Synopsis |

A man stranded in the Arctic is finally about to receive his long awaited rescue. However, after a tragic accident, his opportunity is lost. He must then decide whether to remain in the relative safety of his camp or to embark on a deadly trek through the unknown for potential salvation.

| Video |

Elevation Pictures 1080p Blu-ray release of "Arctic"  delivers the film's bleak locations quite nicely. The white mountains and snow look beautiful on screen. 

| Audio |

Arctic's DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 lossless soundtrack envelops the listener in the Arctic's inhospitable and frigidly cold winds. The film is light on dialogue, but  is clearly delivered, well prioritized, and planted in the center channel speaker. 

| Special Features |
  • Deleted Scenes: Included are Fishing Lures, Mayday, False Alarm, Forgotten,and Stay Warm.

  • The Story Behind Arctic: Director Joe Penna quickly, but thoroughly, discusses the story and its details. He also covers the making of the polar bear scene and the techniques and lenses used to shoot the film.

  • Mads Mikkelsen Featurette: Joe Penna discusses Mikkelsen's performance and the actor himself talks about the character he portrays.

| Overall Reaction |

The story reveals very little detail in the beginning. Maintaining a focus on survival, isolation, cold, hunger, fear, and fatigue. It's a terrific film. The Blu-ray delivers high quality video and audio presentations. The supplements are fine but very little.  Highly recommended if your love survivor movies  (Adrift, Cast Away, Wild, Into the Wild, and 127 Hours).

Summary (out of 5)

Film:   4

Video:  4

Audio:   4

Extras:   3

Overall:   4