The Forever Purge appears in an aspect ratio of approximately 1.85:1 on this Blu-ray Disc. The picture looked terrific.
Sharpness was always strong. Little to no softness emerged, so the movie appeared accurate and concise.
I noticed no jaggies or moiré effects, and edge enhancement never manifested itself. In addition, the film failed to display any print defects.
Given its setting, the palette opted largely for an arid amber/orange tone, with some teal, green and red tossed in as well. Within those constraints, the colors seemed fine, as they showed appropriate range.
Blacks were dark and full, and shadows showed good range. This was a consistently strong presentation.
Downconverted to Dolby TrueHD 7.1, the movie’s Dolby Atmos soundtrack provided a lively affair. Various action elements offered the most active use of the spectrum.
This was especially true during pieces with weapons fire and fights, and a few other sequences used the various channels in a satisfying way. The action beats utilized the soundscape in an engrossing manner, and music made active use of the different channels.
Audio quality pleased. Speech was concise and natural, without edginess or other issues.
Music showed good range and vivacity, while effects worked nicely. Those elements came across as accurate and full, with solid low-end response and positive definition. All of this added up to a “B+”.
A few extras appear, and we get two featurettes. Collapsing the System runs eight minutes and brings comments from producers Sebastien K. Lemercier and Jason Blum, costume designer Leah Butler, co-VFX supervisor Joshua LaCross, animal handler Bobby Lovgren, stuntman Dan Mast, special effects coordinator Zak Knight, and actors Ana de la Reguera, :Leven Rambin, Tenoch Huerta, Cassidy Freeman, Sammi Rotibi, and Alejandro Edda.
“System” covers story/characters, the approach of the director, working with horses, stunts and action, effects, cast and performances. A few decent nuggets emerge, but much of “System” feels too heavy with praise and hyperbole.
Creeptastic Wardrobe goes for two minutes, six seconds and features Butler. As expected, we get a view of costumes in this short but moderately informative reel.
We also find an Alternate Opening (1:40) and a Deleted Scene (1:36). Presented as a “storyboard sequence”, the “Opening” adds some exposition to the film’s two main Mexican characters. It seems superfluous.
As for the “Deleted Scene”, it depicts some good-natured joking among ranch hands. It also lacks much real purpose.
The disc opens with ads for Stillwater and Old. We also get the trailer for Forever.
A second disc provides a DVD copy of Forever. It includes the same extras as the Blu-ray.
Despite its attempts to offer a timely commentary on the current political situation – in fictionalized form, that is - The Forever Purge never develops into anything coherent or insightful. It tosses a lot of violence at the viewer but it fails to present a vivid tale. The Blu-ray delivers very good picture and audio along with relatively modest bonus materials. Forever Purge seems muddled and forgettable.