John Krasinski Co-Wrote, Directed and even starred A Quiet Place, which costars his real life wife Emily Blunt, who plays his character's wife in the film too. The story is pretty straight forward in that somehow carnivorous alien creatures that are blind, but through their acute hearing hunt for prey with stealth and alacrity. A human family has adopted to a life where they are cautious not to make a sound and communicate mostly through sign language. After a tragedy that occurs at the beginning of the film, his daughter believes her father no longer loved her and feels increasingly disassociated from him as the hearing aids he makes for her don't seem to work.
Soon after the family is forced to use their survival skills individually and for each other as everything they have come to know are put to the test with deep emotional and physical stakes on the line.
A Quiet Place looks fantastic in both 4K Ultra HD and 1080p/24fps full HD with the high dynamic range of the colors that more so than any other factor makes the film more vibrant in daytime scenes and sport a somewhat inky blackness in night sequences.
The big star of the film on disc is the English Dolby ATMOS Soundtrack that creates an ever enveloping field of sound that almost evolves in quality as things develop toward the film's climax.
Both discs also features French, Spanish and Portuguese Language 5.1 Dolby Audio Tracks coupled with an English Descriptive Audio Track for the Visually Impaired as well as English Subtitles for the Deaf and Hearing Impaired and English, French, Spanish and Portuguese Language Subtitles encoded as options.
Three featurettes covering the production (14:95), Sound Editing (11:44) and visual effects (7:33) collectively they give some insight as to the nature of the creatures in the story as well as their backstory as to where the creatures came from. This was talked about off camera during preproduction, but is not made public in the featurettes or feature film itself so don't go into it expecting an answer, but at least you will know, they put thought into developing them.
An insert containing a choice of either a limited time only redeemable code for an iTunes or an Ultraviolet Digital Copy is included within the black Ultra HD BD case.
A Quiet Place 4K Ultra HD + Blu-ray + Digital Copy is available now at retailers on and offline courtesy of Paramount Home Entertainment.
(C) Copyright 2018 By Mark A. Rivera
All Rights Reserved.