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

HOTEL MUMBAI  (2019)

Blu-ray  |  VVS Films | 2019 | 124 min | Rated R | June 18, 2019

Video

Codec: MPEG-4 AVC
Resolution: 1080p
Aspect ratio: 2.40:1
Original aspect ratio: 2.39:1

Audio

English: DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1

Director: John Collee
Starring:  Armie Hammer, Jason Isaacs, Nazanin Boniadi, Dev Patel

| Film Synopsis |

A gripping true story of humanity and heroism, HOTEL MUMBAI vividly recounts the 2008 siege of the famed Taj Hotel. As the world watches on , a group of unlikely heroes will stop at nothing to keep the guests of the hotel safe.

| Video |

Hotel Mumbai was shot on video. The picture reveals well-rounded detailing, showing the blood splatters along walls, the grime and sweat dripping down terrified victims faces, and even the shadowy areas.

| Audio |

Hotel Mumbai provides a DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 lossless soundtrack. Dialogue is clear and detailed and well prioritized from the front center channel.  The score surrounds the speakers. 

| Special Features |
  • Story and Cast: Interviews are scattered amongst film clips. Interviewees cover the characters they portray and the part those characters play in the story.

  • Finding the True Story: Cast and crew discuss the real tragedy and the importance of getting the material right for its screen adaptation.

  • Humanity Within Tragedy: Director Anthony Maras and key members of his cast discuss hearing from real voices who experienced the tragedy and the importance of properly recreating the story for film.

  • Real-Life Heroes: Discussing the hotel employees who risked everything to protect the guests and one another.

| Overall Reaction |

Based on the true events that took place in India in 2008 Hotel Mumbai proved to be a compelling and suspenseful drama that speaks to the human condition. Hotel Mumbai is hard to watch, particularly in the first 30 minutes.   Knowing that this is a true story.  The real-life atrocity, recreated for film, is a difficult one to overcome.  The blu-ray delivers impressive video and audio presentation.   Recommend. 

Summary (out of 5)

Film:   4

Video:   4

Audio:   4

Extras:   3

Overall:   4