The Last Full Measure appears in an aspect ratio of approximately 2.39:1 on this Blu-ray Disc. I thought the transfer replicated the source well.
Sharpness worked fine. A few shots seemed slightly soft, but not to a problematic degree, and the majority of the film appeared accurate and well-defined.
I saw no shimmering or jaggies, and edge haloes remained absent. Print flaws also caused no concerns.
Measure went with a mix of amber and teal. That was fine for the movie’s visual design, so I found the hues to seem appropriate.
Blacks were dense and deep, and shadows fared well. Low-light shots delivered appropriate delineation and clarity. All in all, this became a satisfying presentation.
I also felt pleased with the DTS-HD MA 5.1 soundtrack of Measure. A solid soundfield, it just barely lacked the ambition to reach “A”-level.
Not surprisingly, the mix came to life best during the war sequences. Bullets, explosions and the like zipped around us and made sure that we felt as though we were part of the action.
Even during more passive sequences, the film offered a good soundscape. Music showed nice stereo presence, while environmental elements popped up in logical, natural locations. Although the mix only soared on occasion, it still formed a solid sense of atmosphere.
From start to finish, the flick boasted excellent audio quality. Speech was crisp and concise, with good intelligibility and no edginess.
Music sounded bright and dynamic, and effects were very strong. They demonstrated fine clarity and accuracy, and the mix also featured positive bass response. This was a consistently engaging track.
A few featurettes appear, and The Women of The Last Full Measure runs one minute, 10 seconds. It just shows clips from the movie and acts as a promo.
Medal of Honor Ceremony Shoot goes for seven minutes, 28 seconds and provides behind the scenes footage from that scene as well as brief comments from veterans Ed Peters, Fred Navarro, and Johnny Libs. It becomes a decent addition.
Next comes That Others May Live, an eight-minute, one-second piece that brings notes from Peters, Navarro, Libs, veterans Kenneth Alderson, Ken Mize, Israel Pacheco, David Marchetti, David Milsten, and Enlisted Heritage Hall Museum curator William Chivalette.
“Live” offers memories of Operation Abilene. Given the presence of the actual participants, it boasts a strong punch.
USAF Museum Screening lasts six minutes, 11 seconds and presents clips from the movie’s exhibition with veterans and Pitsenbarger family in tow. It’s not great, but it’s interesting to see some of these real people.
After this we get The Music of The Last Full Measure. It goes for eight minutes, 16 seconds and delivers info from composer Philip Klein and writer/director Todd Robinson. We learn about the score in this moderately informative program.
A William Pitsenbarger Tribute Gallery presents a running collection of stills. It spans four minutes, 52 seconds and shows 51 images. These mix shots of Pitsenbarger with other elements related to his legacy and the film. It winds up as a good compilation.
The disc opens with an ad for The Peanut Butter Falcon. We also find the trailer for Measure.
As much as I respect the intentions of The Last Full Measure, the end result feels a bit tepid. The movie means well but lacks the expected drama and emotional impact. The Blu-ray brings very good picture and audio along with a mix of bonus materials. Expect a watchable but somewhat disappointing film.