The Age of Adaline – Lee Toland Krieger | Lionsgate Blu-Ray Review

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Release Date: September 8, 2015
Format: Blu-Ray + DVD + Digital Copy
Starring: Blake Lively, Michiel Huisman, Kathy Baker, Harrison Ford
Directed by: Lee Toland Krieger

Blake Lively, Michiel Huisman, and Kathy Baker along with Harrison Ford and Ellen Burstyn star in the unforgettable tale, The Age of Adaline.  Set in stunning San Francisco, the film follows a woman through the years as the world around her changes, yet she remains the same.

Blake Lively is captivating as Adaline, a 29-year-old who survives a near-death experience and from that day on, never grows older. Adaline guards her secret and her heart for eight decades until a charming philanthropist (Michiel Huisman) and his parents (Harrison Ford and Kathy Baker) force Adaline to confront her destiny in this unforgettable tale about the timeless power of love.

Excerpt from Lionsgate

The Age of Adaline boasts a fantastic cast to tell the tale of a woman who falls in love but does not age. An intriguing take on a fairytalesque of finding your one true love. The Age of Adaline keeps the audiences wondering where the narrative will go as new challenges are constantly appearing and seeing how Adaline will answer those challenges.

There are flaws that keep The Age of Adaline from truly being unique, like keeping Hollywood genre clichés for romance movies. By the half way mark the audience knows how this story will end, and it feels as if the narrative takes its precious time wrapping up all the loose ends in a cute little knot.

Presentation:

Primarily shoot with the Red Epic Dragon, a 6k digital camera, I expected nothing but a beautiful picture from the Blu-Ray disk that Lionsgate has issued and that is precisely what we get. A gorgeous picture with tons of cityscape along with the vivid green pines of the San Francisco wildlife in the second half. The Age of Adaline is razor-sharp in detail. Surprisingly there are some moments where footage was shoot using 16mm and those segment are pristine as well showing a healthy amount of grain. With most modern digitally shot films we receive an accurate representation on what was show in theaters around the world and The Age of Adaline is no different. vlcsnap-00001 vlcsnap-00008 vlcsnap-00007 vlcsnap-00006 vlcsnap-00005 vlcsnap-00004 vlcsnap-00003 vlcsnap-00002

Audio:

The Age of Adaline surprisingly contains a new Dolby Atmos soundtrack, which is a 7.1 sound codec with an additional 4 height channels. Unfortunately I am unable to comment on the Dolby Atmos experience as that equipment is not available to me at this moment. Dolby Atmos is backward compatible with Dolby Digital HD and the sound track is great. Even though The Age of Adaline is a romantic film, the soundtrack offers a great deal of emerging with the surround channels constantly being filled with city traffic noise and insect.

Special Features:

  • Audio Commentary with Director Lee Toland Krieger
  • “A Love Story for the Ages” featurette
  • “Style Throughout the Ages” featurette
  • “Discovering Young Harrison Ford: Anthony Ingruber, An Online Sensation” featurette
  • Deleted Scenes
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