SUPREMACY Blu-ray Review

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Garrett Tully had been in Pelican Bay for 15 years for armed robbery and in 1992, he was released. He is a neo-nazi and strong in his own views. He and his “lady friend” end up taking an African American family hostage. As the situation escalates, the worse things get for everyone involved.

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SUPREMACY is a dark and gritty film about these true events. Director Deon Taylor’s film is a terrible truth of how things happen sometimes in this country. Some people stick to their convictions no matter what the cost. The actors do an amazing job at conveying these truths. Joe Anderson is an actor that I have been a fan of from ACROSS THE UNIVERSE and THE CRAZIES. In both SUPREMACY and ACROSS THE UNIVERSE, he has played characters with strong views. As Garret Tully, he plays an angry and ruthless neo-nazi and is very convincing. He is covered in jailhouse tats and is fueled by a deep fire. Dawn Oliveri also does an excellent job in this movie. I only know her from her work on the Showtime series HOUSE OF LIES. She takes some of the traits of her character on that show by being cold and an addict.

Cast
Joe Anderson as Garrett Tully
Dawn Olivieri as Doreen
Derek Luke as Raymond
Evan Ross as Anthony
Lela Rochon as Mother
Mahershala Ali as Deputy Rivers
Julie Benz as Kristen
Nick Chinlund as Hannity
Robin Bobeau as Cassie
Alex Henderson as Jamar

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Like the plot of the movie, the video is dark and gritty. It’s a 1080p AVC transfer, but it’s inconsistent. The details are there in the daytime scenes, but during the nighttime scenes, the sharpness becomes muddled. The contrasting is very back and forth. The grain looks excellent and is a welcome addtion to the tone of the movie. However, the Blu-ray format brings out both the positives and negatives in the images including blocking and black crushing.

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The film has a decent DTS-HD MA 5.1 mix with some pretty strong elements. The bass is has some kick to it, but it’s not overpowering. It helps to keep the movie in a darker tone and somewhat suspenseful. Also, some of the bass can be heard in the throaty exhaust from the truck that Garret and Doreen ride in. The treble keeps the dialogue clear and the effects separated. Overall, it’s a good mix.

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Bonus Features:
-Behind the scenes
-Trailer

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Disc Details
1 Blu-ray disc

Running Time
106 mins

Edition Ratings
Not Rated

Region Coding
Region A

Video Resolution
1080p AVC MPEG-4
Aspect ratio: 2.39:1

Audio Mixes
English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1
English Dolby Digital 2.0

Subtitles
English SDH

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SUPREMACY is a powerful movie about racism and the way that people can see the same situation differently. The main actors carry the movie and do an excellent job of keeping things interesting. The Blu-ray audio is strong, but the video was a bit subpar. There was a lot of blocking and crushing of the darker scenes. I think it was what the director intended, but on hi-def media, there is almost too much resolution for the darker scenes. Here is my recommendation: I would say at least rent the movie but decide for yourself on picking it up.

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About the author

MEDIA JOURNALIST & STAFF WRITER | Michael is a fanatic about all cinema. He collects many things from movies to Steelbooks to 1/6 Scale Collectibles and vinyl collectibles. He loves pop culture, writing, reviewing films & collectibles, and journalism. Anything that is even slightly related to these things are always on his radar and most definitely a comic book nerd. He is also, of course, a Batman junkie and will chat it up about pretty much anything.