Friday, October 9, 2020

Save Yourselves (2020) Universal Blu Ray Review

 Save Yourselves!  (2020) Universal Studios 10/6/2020

Directed By: Alex Huston, Eleanor Wilson

Starring: John Reynolds, Ben Sinclair, John Early, Amy Sedaris 

Summary: Jack (John Reynolds) and Su (Sunita Mani) are a hip Brooklyn couple who, like many of their friends, find themselves dependent on technology and unable to put down their phones. Fearing their mindless scrolling may impact their connection with each other, they seize the chance to head to an isolated cabin in the woods, vowing to unplug from the outside world for a week. Sheltered from texts and push notifications, they are blissfully unaware that the planet is under attack. As strange events unfold, the couple must figure out a way back to civilizationor what’s left of it

Seeing how I already reviewed this film at length you can read my thoughts HERE (will open in a new browser). And, if you want to see my exclusive interview with the filmmakers click HERE

Picture: Save Yourselves! was shot on digital and upconverted to 1080p. The film looks wonderful being a newer film in HD. Skin tones look natural and colors have a lush, warm vibrant look. I loved how this film actually has a grain-like quality which makes it look like film. Outdoor scenes were stunning looking. A very nice presentation. 

Sound: The film sports a really well done DTS 5.1 track. This is certainly one hell of a good 5.1 and while it doesn't offer the kind of complex surround sound as an ATMOS this still is a healthy and strong sound experience. Dialogue comes through crystal clear as does sound design and score.   

Extras: I'm happy to report that Save Yourselves! has a nice array of bonus features. Kicking things off is Deleted and Extended Scenes. Total runtime 7 minutes. You can play individual or altogether. 

Blooper Reel (5mins) Besides a commentary I love blooper reels. This was a real delight to watch these outtakes which were priceless. 

Filmmakers Alex and Eleanor do a feature length commentary. Again, commentaries are my favorite feature. Its chocked full of great information while also being funny. The pair are enjoyable to listen to and since this was recorded right after the shoot you get lots of details and recollections. 

Overall: Assuming you already read my review you`ll know that this movie is one of my favorites of 2020. I was lucky enough to get a copy digitally to review, talk to the filmmakers and now, coming full circle I get to talk about the home video release. This movie may have fell off your radar but its really worth checking out. Alex and Eleanor come out swinging with their first feature which is funny, quirky but not annoying and has a lot of heart without getting overly sappy. Well worth a blind buy!

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