Son appears in an aspect ratio of approximately 2.39:1 on this Blu-ray Disc. This became a mostly appealing presentation.
Overall sharpness appeared good. A few slightly soft shots occasionally occurred, but they remained minor, so most of the flick offered pretty positive delineation. Jagged edges and moiré effects failed to appear, and I also noticed no edge haloes nor print flaws.
In terms of palette, Son went with fairly chilly sense of teal and amber. Nothing about the hues stood out, but they seemed fine for this production, and a few instances of more dynamic tones satisfied.
Blacks appeared fairly full and dense, while low-light shots gave us mostly good clarity. Some shadows could seem a bit thick, but those elements usually worked fine. In general, I felt pleased with the transfer.
The film’s DTS-HD MA 5.1 soundtrack accentuated the material. Most of the livelier moments related to the occasional scare elements, and we got enough of those to fill out the spectrum reasonably well. Otherwise, the film emphasized quiet ambience and provided pretty positive integration.
Sound quality satisfied. Music was full and rich, while effects demonstrated nice clarity and accuracy.
Speech came across as crisp and natural. The mix seemed to be satisfactory.
Under Interviews with the Cast and Crew of Son, we get… interviews with the cast and crew of Son. During this four-minute, 45-second piece, we hear from writer/director Ivan Kavanagh and actors Andi Matichak, Luke Blumm, and Emile Hirsch.
The program looks at the project’s inspirations as well as story/characters and cast/performances. A few nuggets of info emerge but this remains a pretty superficial overview.
Eight Deleted Scenes span a total of six minutes, 14 seconds. That number feels a bit deceptive, as most of the clips actually form one sequence, a flashback to Laura’s past.
Those seem interesting but a bit superfluous, mainly because they spell out too much. The other clips don’t offer much, though.
The disc opens with ads for The Dark and the Wicked, The Pale Door and The Owners. No trailer for Son appears here.
Though it wears its influences on its sleeve, Son nonetheless manages to become a reasonably effective horror tale. Aided by a good cast and a refusal to spell out matters too blatantly, the film keeps us engaged and off-guard. The Blu-ray comes with fairly appealing picture and audio but it lacks substantial supplements. This turns into a pretty solid horror flick.