The Wolf of Snow Hollow appears in an aspect ratio of approximately 1.78:1 on this Blu-ray Disc. The movie offered a pretty strong transfer.
Overall definition seemed positive. A smidgen of softness hit some wider shots, but most of the movie showed nice delineation.
I witnessed no issued with shimmering or jagged edges, and edge haloes remained absent. No print flaws cropped up along the way.
Like virtually all modern horror tales, Hollow opted for a stylized palette. It tended toward a low-key vibe with an emphasis on chilly blue and amber to match the frigid ski town setting. The hues worked fine for the material.
Blacks seemed dark, while shadows showed positive clarity. This became a quality presentation.
Similar thoughts greeted the film’s DTS-HD MA 5.1 soundtrack. It went for a fairly atmospheric air, as the mix gave us logical accompaniment for the creepy visuals.
This meant music popped up around the room and became somewhat dominant while effects remained mostly in the environmental realm. Violent scenes used the five channels in an active manner, though, and those added pizzazz to the proceedings.
Audio quality was good. Dialogue appeared natural and concise, while music showed nice range and impact.
Effects boasted positive punch and dimensionality, with deep low-end when necessary. Though not a killer mix, the audio fit the story.
Four brief featurettes appear here. We find “The Impetus” (1:01), “Working With Jim Cummings” (1:42), “The Story and the Genre” (4:07) and “The Design of the Werewolf” (5:34).
Across these, we hear from writer/actor/director Jim Cummings, producers Benjamin Wiessner and Matt Miller, creative director Danny Madden, specialty costume designer Michael Yale, and actors Robert Forster, Riki Lindholme, Jimmy Tatro, Will Madden, Skyler Bible, Kevin Changaris, Annie Hamilton, and Chloe East.
The clips cover the movie’s origins, Cummings’ work as director, writer and actor, narrative/genre domains, and creature design. Though we get a few decent notes, these segments mostly feel promotional.
As a mix of comedy and horror, The Wolf of Snow Hollow becomes a reasonably entertaining affair. While it doesn’t excel in any ways, it does enough right to keep us engaged. The Blu-ray comes with positive picture and audio as well as minor bonus materials. Expect a mostly enjoyable genre effort.