100 Streets appears in an aspect ratio of approximately 2.39:1 on this Blu-ray Disc. This became a good but not great transfer.
Sharpness was the least consistent aspect of the image. Though most of the flick looked accurate and concise, exceptions occurred. The movie could seem a smidgen soft at times, and not for obvious stylistic reasons.
Despite those instances, I felt the majority of the movie offered nice clarity. No issues with jaggies or moiré effects materialized, and edge haloes were absent. Source flaws failed to become a factor here.
In terms of palette, Streets went with a stylized look. In an unsurprising move, the film emphasized orange and teal to a substantial degree. Those tones seemed acceptable given their limitations.
Blacks were reasonably dark and tight, while shadows showed decent to good delineation. Overall, the image looked acceptable, though the mild issues with sharpness led me to a “B“ grade.
When I examined the DTS-HD MA 5.1 soundtrack of Streets, I thought it was moderately active and involving. A fairly chatty piece, the mix used music and atmosphere to nice advantage. These elements created a good sense of place and movement that brought us a decent soundscape.
Audio quality was fine. Effects showed good clarity and range, while speech remained natural. Those of us in the States will want to activate the subtitles, though; the combination of accents and regional slang made some dialogue tough to understand.
Music was also clear and full, with appropriate range. The soundtrack didn’t excel but it connected with the material.
A Look Inside 100 Streets goes for 14 minutes, five seconds. It involves comments from writer/producer Leon Butler, director John O’Hanlon, producers Ros Hubbard and Pippa Cross, stunt coordinator Vincent Keane, casting directors Gemma Sykes and Daniel Hubbard, production sound mixer Nigel Albermaniche, Caudwell Children’s Ben Sutcliffe, and actors Gemma Arterton, Idris Elba, Franz Drameh, Kola Bokinni, Kierston Wareing, and Ken Stott.
“Inside” covers story/characters, the film’s path to the screen, stunts and sound, and the charity featured in the movie. The featurette offers a rudimentary look at the production and nothing more.
A mildly ambitious ensemble piece, 100 Streets lacks substance. It meshes narrative lines in an unconvincing manner to become an overwrought melodrama. The Blu-ray provides generally good picture and audio but it lacks major supplements. Not much about this film succeeds.