All the Money in the World appears in an aspect ratio of approximately 2.39:1 on this Blu-ray Disc. The movie boasted a strong image.
Overall sharpness worked well. Virtually no instances of softness materialized, so this became a tight, accurate presentation.
I saw no shimmering or jaggies, and edge haloes remained absent. Print flaws also failed to become an issue.
Even by modern standards, Money went a little crazy with its use of orange and teal, as those tones dominated the presentation. Predictable as the colors tended to be, the Blu-ray rendered them in an appropriate manner.
Blacks looked dark and deep, while shadows seemed smooth and concise. I felt pleased with this high-quality presentation.
Despite its status as a thriller, Inconceivable came with a moderately low-key DTS-HD MA 5.1 soundtrack. Most of the mix concentrated on environmental information, though the material sparked to life on occasion, mainly toward the end when some action elements occurred.
These added spark, but don’t expect a ton of pizzazz, as the film remained a character-oriented affair. Still, the general sense of place worked nicely and opened up the tale.
Audio quality worked well. Speech seemed concise and distinctive, while effects appeared accurate and natural.
Music was warm and full. All of this left us with a satisfactory “B” soundtrack.
Three featurettes appear, and we start with Crafting a Historical Thriller. It runs nine minutes, 11 seconds and provides comments from costume designer Janty Yates, director Ridley Scott, director of photography Dariusz Wolski, composer Daniel Pemberton, and actors Michelle Williams, Andrea Piedimonte, Christopher Plummer, Mark Wahlberg, Charlie Plummer, Timothy Hutton, and Nicolas Vaporidis.
“Thriller” looks at the project’s development as well as sets/locations, costumes and visual design, music and cinematography. This becomes a general but reasonably satisfying piece.
Hostages to Fortune fills nine minutes, 32 seconds and involves
Charlie Plummer, Wahlberg, Christopher Plummer, Williams, Scott and actor Romain Duris. Here we learn about cast, characters and performances. “Hostages” offers another decent program, but not one with a ton of depth.
For the final featurette, we go to the four-minute, 554-second Recast, Reshot, Reclaimed. It brings us information from Scott, Wahlberg, Williams, Christopher Plummer, production designer Arthur Max, 1st AD UK Adam Somner, script supervisor Annie Penn, and producer Mark Huffam. “Reclaimed” examines the decision to cast Christopher Plummer as Getty and the reshoots.
While we get a passable take on the topic, “Reclaimed” plays it awfully safe, as it never names original actor Kevin Spacey and it dances around the reasons behind the reshoots. Don’t expect to see comparisons between Spacey’s Getty and Plummer’s, so this becomes a somewhat disappointing piece.
Eight Deleted Scenes occupy a total of six minutes, 52 seconds. These tend toward short bits of character material and/or exposition. They don’t add up to much, so they fail to provide information that expands the story in a memorable way.
Divorced from the scandal that nearly overshadowed its release, All the Money in the World doesn’t turn into an effective thriller. Despite an excellent cast and crew, the movie seems sluggish and rarely exploits its source to positive effect. The Blu-ray boasts terrific picture along with generally good audio and a few decent supplements. Money winds up as a lackluster disappointment.