Angel Has Fallen (2019)

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Released 20-Nov-2019

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Details At A Glance

General Extras
Category Action None
Rating Rated MA
Year Of Production 2019
Running Time 115:49
RSDL / Flipper Dual Layered Cast & Crew
Start Up Menu
Region Coding 4 Directed By Ric Roman Waugh
Studio
Distributor
Lions Gate Ent.
Roadshow Home Entertainment
Starring Gerard Butler
Morgan Freeman
Tim Blake Nelson
Nick Nolte
Case Amaray-Opaque
RPI ? Music David Buckley


Video Audio
Pan & Scan/Full Frame None English Dolby Digital 5.1 (448Kb/s)
Widescreen Aspect Ratio 2.40:1
16x9 Enhancement
16x9 Enhanced
Video Format 576i (PAL)
Original Aspect Ratio 2.40:1 Miscellaneous
Jacket Pictures No
Subtitles English for the Hearing Impaired Smoking No
Annoying Product Placement No
Action In or After Credits No

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Plot Synopsis

The Fallen series of films starring Gerard Butler and Morgan Freeman has now reached three with this latest one, Angel has Fallen. All three have been successful from an audience and box office perspective, despite all taking a critical mauling. But as you would expect with both doing well at the box office, a third was always on the cards.

This time around our ongoing hero, Mike Banning (Gerard Butler) is head of the President's (Morgan Freeman) security detail when the President is attacked on a fishing trip by sophisticated weaponry, leaving the President in a coma and the Vice-President (Tim Blake-Nelson) in charge. As there has been an obvious security leak suspicion falls on Banning and he is quickly turned into a fugitive and mustavoid capture to stay alive, clear his name, save the President and his country.

This film pretty much follows the formula established in the first two films with the addition of a fairly standard ploy in this sort of film, that our hero is wrongly accused and must work out who is behind what is going on. He seeks assistance from his estranged father (Nick Nolte) who has gone off the grid due to problems in his past.

There are some quality action sequences and the story moves along quickly entertaining the audience without challenging them with complexity. Fans of the series will definitely want to see this one and it is probably a touch better than the second one. The acting is fine, nobody embarrasses themselves, but this film is focused on the action.

A good addition to a series of crowd pleasing action films.

Note: Unfortunately the distributor only provided us with a standard definition copy of this film, so we have not been able to cover either the 4K or Blu-ray editions.

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Transfer Quality

Video

The video quality is good.

The feature is presented in a 2.40:1 aspect ratio whichis the original aspect ratio. It is 16x9 enhanced.

The picture was quite clear and sharp throughout and the shadow detail was good. A standard DVD presentation with some noticeable motion blur at times.

The colour was very good with no issues to report.

There are subtitles in English for the hearing impaired which were clear and easy to read.




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Audio

The audio quality is good.

This disc contains an English soundtrack in Dolby Digital 5.1 at 448 Kbps.

Dialogue was quite clear and easy to understand.

The music sounds pretty good considering the restrictions of lossy Dolby Digital.

The surround speakers and subwoofer were used for action sequences and tension but anyone used to lossless sound on Blu-ray or 4K is bound to be disappointed.

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Extras

No extras.

Menu

The menu was silent and still.

R4 vs R1

NOTE: To view non-R4 releases, your equipment needs to be multi-zone compatible and usually also NTSC compatible.

The US DVD release is very similar with the exception of the addition of French subtitles as well as the EHI ones. The film is available locally and in the US on Blu-ray and 4K.

Summary

Another action film in the Fallen series which does its job.

The video quality is good.

The audio quality is good.

The extras are in a coma.

Ratings (out of 5)

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© Daniel Bruce (Do you need a bio break?)
Friday, January 03, 2020
Review Equipment
DVDSony UBP-X700 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Player, using HDMI output
DisplayLG OLEDC8PTA 55. Calibrated with Ultimate DVD Platinum. This display device is 16x9 capable. This display device has a maximum native resolution of 2160p.
Audio DecoderBuilt into amplifier. Calibrated with Ultimate DVD Platinum.
AmplificationMarantz SR5012
SpeakersMonitor Audio Bronze 2 (Front), Bronze Centre & Bronze FX (Rears) + Sony SAW2500M Subwoofer

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