Blood Money appears in an aspect ratio of approximately 2.40:1 on this Blu-ray Disc. This turned into a strong image.
Sharpness worked well, as only a sliver of softness crept into the occasional wide shot. Overall definition remained positive, though, without real intrusions into that area.
I saw no evidence of jagged edges or moiré effects, and the image lacked edge haloes. Print flaws also failed to appear.
Colors tended toward a low-key teal bent much of the time, and the Blu-ray depicted these well. The palette didn’t sizzle, but the hues seemed well-rendered within the design choices.
Blacks appeared dark and tight, while low-light shots demonstrated nice clarity and delineation. I felt pleased with this high-quality presentation.
In addition, the film’s DTS-HD MA 5.1 soundtrack worked quite well, as the mix brought the variety of natural settings to life. Rivers and other environmental bits filled the spectrum nicely, and various action beats – guns, aircraft, cars – used the five speakers in a dynamic way.
Audio quality appeared positive as well, with natural, concise speech. Music showed nice range and vivacity.
Effects came across as clean and accurate, with very good bass response. The soundtrack added to the movie’s impact.
Blood Money Uncovered runs 15 minutes, 26 seconds and offers notes from producers David Buelow and Lee Nelson, raft guide Eric Neff, and actors Jacob Artist, Ellar Coltrane and Willa Fitzgerald. “Uncovered” looks at story/characters, cast and performances, sets and locations, the director’s work on the set, and related areas.
“Uncovered” focuses on fluffy talk. We get a few decent shots from the production, but the comments lack insight and tend toward praise, so this becomes a forgettable featurette.
The disc opens with ads for Acts of Vengeance, Shot Caller, Armed Response, The Hunter’s Prayer and Cell. No trailer for Blood Money appears here.
As a thriller, Blood Money lacks a lot of impact. A few elements connect but the overall package feels limp. The Blu-ray boasts very good picture and audio along with minor bonus materials. I’ve seen less effective dramas but Blood Money remains generally lackluster.