The Drowning Pool appears in an aspect ratio of approximately 2.40:1 on this Blu-ray Disc. I felt pleased with this appealing transfer.
Sharpness appeared consistently good. Next to no softness materialized, so the majority of the movie showed good clarity and delineation.
Jagged edges and shimmering seemed non-existent, and edge haloes failed to mar the presentation. Grain remained appropriate, and I noticed no signs of specks, marks or source flaws.
Colors went with a natural palette that came across well. The interior shots were appropriately subdued, but exteriors showed vivid tones. Across the board, colors looked clean and concise.
Blacks were appropriately dark and dense, while shadows seemed good. This became a strong image.
The DTS-HD MA monaural soundtrack of Pool seemed perfectly fine, and speech played the most important role. Dialogue showed reasonably natural tones and avoided much edginess or other issues.
Effects came from environmental elements, and they were clear and reasonably accurate. Music showed appropriate delineation and range as well. Ultimately, the audio worked well for this movie.
In addition to the filmís trailer, we find a vintage featurette. It goes for 10 minutes, 46 seconds and offers comments from novelist Ross Macdonald.
The featurette gives us some notes about story/characters as well as locations. Itís not an especially informative piece, but itís worth a look for some of the behind the scenes footage.
Actors donít get much more charming than Paul Newman, and his aplomb becomes the main attraction of The Drowning Pool. While the rest of the movie lacks a lot of intrigue or real development, Newmanís turn as the lead makes it fun. The Blu-ray boasts excellent visuals as well as more than acceptable audio but it includes only minor supplements. This isnít a great film but it manages reasonable entertainment.