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

THE FAREWELL (2019)

Blu-ray  |  VVS Films  | 2019 | 100 min |  Rated PG  | November 12, 2019

Video

Codec: MPEG-4 AVC
Resolution: 1080p
Aspect ratio: 2.38:1
Original aspect ratio: 2.39:1

Director:    Lulu Wang
Starring:    Shuzhen Zhao, Awkwafina, X Mayo, Hong Lu, Hong Lin, Tzi Ma

Audio

English: DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 

| Film Synopsis |

A Chinese family discover their grandmother has only a short while left to live and decide to keep her in the dark, scheduling a wedding to gather before she dies.

| Video |

The Farewell is presented on Blu-ray courtesy of VVS Films with an AVC encoded 1080p transfer in 2.38:1. The film looks generally very well detailed in high definition. Colors are effectively used in this film to help set the tone/setting based upon the mood of the scene.

| Audio |

The DTS-HD MA 5.1 surround mix features dialogue that is full bodied with defining tonal characteristics and prominent soundstage position. Dialogue is rendered cleanly and clearly throughout this problem free track.

| Special Features |
  • Audio Commentary with Writer/Director Lulu Wang and Director of Photography Anna Franquesa-Solano

  • Nothing But the Truth: Confessions of a Writer/Director is an interview with Lulu Wang where she discusses the real life genesis of the project as well as some of the vagaries of Chinese culture.

  • Going Home: A Conversation with Awkwafina is an appealing interview with the performer, who discusses her own "uncertainty" about identity and how meaningful she found this film.

  • Deleted Scenes 

| Overall Reaction |

The Farewell speaks to relevant and transcendent themes and is an engaging portrait of family.  The Farewell is highly recommended viewing and deserves a place at the top of your Blu-ray rental queue.

Summary (out of 5)

Film:   4.0

Video:   4.0

Audio:   4.0

Extras:   3

Overall:   4.0