4K Ultra HD
Release Date: October 16, 2018
Released By: Image Entertainment
Cast: Danny McBride, Rosemarie DeWitt, Lolli Sorenson, Luke Wilson, Elizabeth Gillies
Run Time: 85 Minutes
“In Arizona, Cassie (DeWitt) is a real estate agent and single mom struggling to keep it all together during the housing crisis of 2009. Her problems go from bad to worse when disgruntled client Sonny (McBride) violently confronts Cassie’s boss and then kidnaps Cassie – making one outrageously bad, and bloody, decision after another. Things completely spiral out of control in this explosive action comedy.””
Arizona is a movie that I had absolutely no idea about until it was released. The fact that Danny McBride was attached is what attracted me to it because I’ve been a fan of his comedy for a while now. Arizona is described as an Action Comedy but in my opinion it’s more of a Dark Comedy Thriller. McBride may be on the front cover but the main lead of this film is Rosemarie DeWitt. DeWitt plays a real estate woman named Cassie who is down on her luck. She’s not only lying to sell homes to people for her boss’ company but she’s also living in one of those homes. One day, an unhappy customer/homeowner named Sonny (McBride) comes to her job to confront her boss about his home. Things go wrong, and Sonny winds up killing him. He notices that Cassie sees what happened, and in a panic, he kidnaps her. The movie gets pretty ridiculous from there on out. Not in a bad way though (at least in my opinion). The comedy aspect of the movie is just what you would expect it to be with McBride as the comedian. The dark thriller aspect was honestly pretty fun as well. It’s basically a game of cat and mouse as Cassie repeatedly tries to escape, and Sonny chases after her over and over again as things get more intense each time. I wasn’t too sure what to think about the movie in the beginning but by the end of it I was just enjoying myself. It’s ridiculous but it’s funny, and keeps you guessing. If this sounds like the type of movie you enjoy watching, I’d recommend checking it out.
Picture & Audio Quality:
The Picture quality on the 4K was surprisingly good. With that being said, I don’t exactly think it was too necessary to receive a 4K release. While it does have a few scenic shots here and there, I don’t believe it was meant to be much of a visual movie. When there were scenes that had nice coloring, those colors popped but again the movie doesn’t have much of it. The same goes for the audio as well. The score used in the film sounded great, as well as the sound effects that they used throughout. I wouldn’t say it was anything mind blowing but it was done well.
There aren’t many Special Features included in this set unfortunately but the ones that they did include were nice to watch. I have always been a big fan of ‘The Making Of’ type of Special Features because it gives you an inside look at what a number of the cast and crew thought, and what they brought to the table to make it happen.
*NOTE* These Special Features are only included on the Bluray disc. Thankfully, if you purchased the 4K Ultra HD copy, the Bluray comes with it.
“The Making of Arizona” – Featurette
6.9 Out Of 10 Stars