High Voltage appears in an aspect ratio of approximately 2.35:1 on this Blu-ray Disc. The transfer presented the film in a reasonably appealing manner.
Sharpness mostly looked good. Interiors tended to lack great delineation, but not to a substantial degree, so the majority of the flick showed fine clarity and accuracy.
Jaggies and shimmering failed to distract, and edge haloes remained absent. The movie also lacked any source flaws and was consistently clean.
In terms of colors, the movie went with a stylized palette that favored strong reds, greens and blues. These showed pretty positive clarity.
Blacks were pretty deep, and shadows were well-depicted. The image offered a “B” presentation.
As for the movie’s DTS-HD MA 5.1 soundtrack, it filled the speakers in an active but no especially smooth manner. The mix used the channels in a way that seemed overly aggressive in the surrounds, a factor that left the soundscape as less than convincing.
Audio quality pleased. Speech was concise and natural, while effects remained accurate and full-bodied.
Music was vibrant and dynamic. The track sounded fine, but the soundfield tended to come across as unnatural.
Only one extra appears here: an audio commentary from writer/director Alex Keledjian. He provides a running, screen-specific look at story/characters, cast and performances, sets and locations, photography and visual design, music and connected domains.
Keledjian provides a competent commentary. While he gives us a decent nuts and bolts view of the production, I can’t claim Keledjian ever makes this a memorable chat. Still, he relates a mix of notes about the film, so he gets the job done.
The package also includes a DVD copy of Voltage. It also features the commentary.
An attempt to meld music with horror, High Voltage sounds interesting on the surface. Unfortunately, the final result lacks coherence and turns into an erratic, spotty effort. The Blu-ray brings generally good picture along with unbalanced audio and a decent commentary. Voltage becomes a mess of a movie.