The Crucifixion appears in an aspect ratio of approximately 2.40:1 on this Blu-ray Disc. As expected, the movie presented strong visuals.
At all times, sharpness seemed very good. A smidgen of softness impacted some interior shots, but overall, the film appeared accurate and concise.
Jagged edges and moiré effects didn’t mar the presentation, and I saw no edge haloes. Print flaws also failed to appear.
In terms of palette, Crucifixion went with a heavily teal orientation. Splashes of other hues appeared on occasion, but they remained in a distinct minority in this strong blue affair. Within stylistic choices, the hues seemed well-depicted.
Blacks were dark and dense, and low-light shots gave us good clarity. I felt pleased with this quality transfer.
As for the DTS-HD MA 5.1 audio, it offered a fairly typical horror movie soundscape. This meant a lot of creepy atmosphere and occasional “jolt moments”.
Along with good stereo music, the soundfield was able to open things up in a satisfying manner that embellished the story. The mix didn’t dazzle, but it worked fine.
Audio quality was always good. Music appeared full and rich, while effects demonstrated nice clarity and accuracy.
Speech was natural and distinctive throughout the film. Again, this wasn’t a heavily active track, but it made sense for the story.
The Director’s Vision runs six minutes, 45 seconds and provides notes from director Xavier Gens. He discusses what led him to the project as well as aspects of the production. Gens makes this a decent summary.
The disc opens with ads for Escape Room, The Show, Open Water 3, Inconceivable and Black Butterfly. We also get a trailer for Crucifixion.
A slow, tedious horror affair, The Crucifixion lacks originality. It brings us a predictable tale with little more to it than the usual array of creepy shots and cheap scares. The Blu-ray boasts very good picture along with fairly effective audio and minor supplements. Genre fans can do better than this sluggish effort.