A Vigilante appears in an aspect ratio of approximately 1.85:1 on this Blu-ray Disc. Though not great, the movie offered generally good visuals.
Sharpness was usually fine. A few shots could be a little soft, but not to a significant degree. Instead, the program normally appeared concise and accurate.
I noticed no issues related to jagged edges, shimmering or edge haloes. No source defects marred the presentation, either.
One wouldn’t anticipate bold colors from a tale like this, and Vigilante went with a subdued palette that favored chilly blues and ambers. These choices seemed stark but effective.
Blacks were acceptable, though they could be a bit inky, and shadows were decent. Nighttime shots became slightly problematic, as they tended to be a little too dark. Overall, though, the movie remained pretty appealing.
The DTS-HD MA 5.1 soundtrack of Vigilante seemed subdued as well, without a lot of real involvement on display. This was a quiet film overall and not one that threw a lot at the viewer.
Music used the speakers nicely, and the occasional “action scene” brought out good activity. Much of the movie concentrated on environmental audio, but the track opened up to other information as appropriate.
Quality appeared positive, with speech that felt natural and distinctive. Music boasted good range and impact, and effects appeared accurate and lively. The audio felt like a “B” to me.
A featurette called Catharsis runs 17 minutes, 43 seconds. It includes comments from writer/director Sarah Daggar-Nickson, producer Andrew D. Corkin, stunt coordinator Manny Siverio, makeup department head Rakhil Shamailov, property master Rebecca Spiro, cinematographer Alan McIntyre-Smith, and actor Olivia Wilde.
“Catharsis” looks at story and characters, research and authenticity, action and stunts, makeup, cast and performances, photography, sets and locations. This ends up as a fairly informative reel.
The disc opens with ads for Dragged Across Concrete, Trading Paint and We Die Young. No trailer for A Vigilante appears here.
A second disc provides a DVD copy of A Vigilante. It includes the same extras as the Blu-ray.
Parts of A Vigilante work, but the film feels inconsistent and unfocused. The movie can become an awkward mix of Public Service Announcement and violent thriller. The Blu-ray brings generally good picture and audio along with minor supplements. Despite some compelling scenes, A Vigilante doesn’t hold together as a whole.