Tag (Blu-ray) (2018)
|Year Of Production||2018|
|RSDL / Flipper||Dual Layered||Cast & Crew|
|Region Coding||4||Directed By||Jeff Tomsic|
Roadshow Home Entertainment
|Pan & Scan/Full Frame||None||
English DTS HD Master Audio 5.1
English Descriptive Audio Dolby Digital 5.1 (640Kb/s)
German Dolby Digital 5.1 (640Kb/s)
|Widescreen Aspect Ratio||2.40:1|
|Original Aspect Ratio||2.40:1||Miscellaneous|
English for the Hearing Impaired
German for the Hearing Impaired
|Annoying Product Placement||No|
|Action In or After Credits||No|
A few years ago an article featured in The Wall Street Journal about a group of men who had been playing the same game of tag since their childhood despite living across the US. They had established rules for their game, played only one month a year, and enjoyed using it as a way to keep their friendship alive despite the distances involved. This may seem like a slightly odd premise for a feature film, however New Line grabbed the idea and ran with it, resulting in this modestly successful theatrical film, Tag. It was directed by Jeff Tomsic, a first time feature director with a mostly television background.
A group of friends who grew up together in a small town are now in their middle aged years and have been playing a game of tag since their childhood. The group consists of
The feature is presented in a 2.40:1 aspect ratio which is the original aspect ratio in 1080p.
This film looks good on Blu-ray (upscaled to 4K) with colours at the better end of the spectrum for SDR material, nice sharpness and detail and a generally blemish free presentation. I did notice two spots of motion based pixelization, one example being at 51:00 as the golf carts race across the course with the forest behind them.
There are subtitles available in English for the Hearing Impaired, German for the hearing impaired, Danish, Finnish, Icelandic, Norwegian and Swedish which are clear and easy to read.
This disc contains an English soundtrack in DTS HD-MA 5.1, a descriptive audio track in Dolby Digital 5.1 and a German Dolby Digital 5.1 track. The film had an Atmos track at the cinema but this has not been provided on the local release or the US one for that matter.
Dialogue was a but muffled at times requiring the use of the subtitles. The music seemed significantly louder than other components of an already loud soundtrack, sometimes to the point of being disruptive. Generally, the track was well done with good atmosphere.
The surround speakers were well used for music and action sequences, without being a demonstration disc.
|Surround Channel Use|
The menu is still and includes music.
Extra silliness, some amusing moments but nothing that should have been left in the film.
NOTE: To view non-R4 releases, your equipment needs to be multi-zone compatible and usually also NTSC compatible.
This movie is available globally seemingly in the same or very similar format.
The video quality is very good.
The audio quality is very good.The extras are pretty minor.
|DVD||Sony UBP-X700 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Player, using HDMI output|
|Display||LG OLEDC8PTA 55”. Calibrated with Ultimate DVD Platinum. This display device is 16x9 capable. This display device has a maximum native resolution of 2160p.|
|Audio Decoder||Built into amplifier. Calibrated with Ultimate DVD Platinum.|
|Speakers||Monitor Audio Bronze 2 (Front), Bronze Centre & Bronze FX (Rears) + Sony SAW2500M Subwoofer|