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

CRAWL (2019)

Blu-ray + DVD  |  Paramount Pictures  | 2019 | 88 min | Rated R | October 8, 2019

Video

Codec: MPEG-4 AVC (29.14 Mbps)
Resolution: 1080p
Aspect ratio: 2.39:1
Original aspect ratio: 2.39:1

Audio

English: DTS-HD Master Audio 7.1 (48kHz, 24-bit)
Spanish: Dolby Digital 5.1 (640 kbps)
French: Dolby Digital 5.1 (640 kbps)
Japanese: Dolby Digital 5.1
Portuguese: Dolby Digital 5.1 (640 kbps)
Thai: Dolby Digital 5.1 (640 kbps)

Director:   Alexandre Aja
Starring:   Kaya Scodelario, Barry Pepper, Ross Anderson,

| Film Synopsis |

A young woman, while attempting to save her father during a Catagory 5 hurricane, finds herself trapped in a flooding house and must fight for her life against alligators.

| Video |

Crawl arrives on Blu-ray from Paramount on a 50 GB disc in an AVC encoded 1080p high definition transfer that is framed in the movie's original 2.39.1 aspect ratio.  This is an excellent transfer that is very sharp and clean.  Skin tones look nice and natural, very lifelike, and there's impressive depth and texture evident throughout the entirety of the movie.

| Audio |

Crawl drenches sound systems with a DTS-HD Master Audio 7.1 lossless soundtrack. The DTS-HD 7.1 track on the disc is also fantastic. Although there isn't a lot of rear channel activity at first, that changes once the action kicks in and the water starts really pouring. This is a very strong mix and the film sounds great.

| Special Features |
  • Intro to Alternate Opening: Director Alexandre Aja introduces the motion comic alternate opening.

  • Alternate Opening: The motion comic intro Aja briefly discusses in the aforementioned supplement. A family finds itself stuck in flooding waters and fending off alligators.

  • Deleted and Extended Scenes: Included are I Guess I'm Off the Team, You Were Never Going to Evacuate, and Don't Quit on Me.

  • Beneath Crawl: A fairly standard yet still informative and watchable exploration of the project's history, the story, the supposed realism in a "this could happen" sort of way, filmmaking challenges, tonal balance, characters and performances, sets and production design, special effects, shooting in water, the character drama, and more.

  • Category 5 Gators: The VFX of Crawl: A more focused exploration of how the filmmakers crafted the digital alligators, including how they move, how they look, how they attack, and the gore that results.

  • Alligator Attacks: A montage of some of the film's most violent moments.

| Overall Reaction |

Crawl is a spirited survival flick that doesn’t take itself seriously. Paramount's Blu-ray release isn't stacked with extras but it offers some extra features worth checking out, while the audio and video presentation is excellent. Highly recommended.

Summary (out of 5)

Film:   3.0

Video:   4.0

Audio:   4.0

Extras:   3

Overall:   3.5