The Owners appears in an aspect ratio of approximately 2.39:1 on this Blu-ray Disc. Expect a mostly solid transfer.
Overall delineation looked fine, as the movie usually seemed well-defined. Some wider shots could be a little soft, but not to a substantial degree. I saw no jaggies or shimmering, and both edge haloes and print flaws remained absent.
To the surprise of no one, teal and amber dominated the film’s palette. While predictable, the colors seemed well-executed for what they attempted to do.
Blacks showed good depth, and shadows were fine. Some low-light shots could be a smidgen thick, but not terribly so. All this led to a more than competent presentation.
Similar thoughts accompanied the fairly good DTS-HD MA 5.1 soundtrack of Owners. This wasn’t exactly an action-packed mix, so one shouldn’t expect constant auditory shenanigans. When appropriate, the soundscape kicked to life well, but much of it focused on ambient information and music.
Audio quality worked fine. Speech seemed natural and concise, without edginess or other issues.
Music offered good range and impact, and effects followed suit. These elements contributed fine dimensionality, with strong low-end at appropriate times. All of this led to a worthwhile soundtrack, if not a memorable one.
The Making of The Owners runs seven minutes, 13 seconds and brings notes from director/co-writer Julius Berg, producers Alain de la Mata and Christopher Granier-DeFerre, and actors Maisie Williams, Ian Kenny, Jake Curran, Sylvester McCoy, Rita Tushingham, and Andrew Ellis.
“Making” covers story and characters as well as cast and performances. We learn little of import in this promotional piece.
A spin on the conventional home invasion narrative, The Owners lacks consistency. Nonetheless, it boasts enough tension and plot twists to become a fairly lively effort. The Blu-ray brings generally positive picture and audio but it lacks substantial bonus materials. The Owners gives us a pretty engaging tale.