By Fred Topel | Image property of Roadside Attractions
Anyone who gave The Fall a chance in theaters would know that it’d make a killer Blu Ray. If you need some extra incentive to check out the film, it’s Blu Ray is probably the best motivation you’ll find.
On Blu-Ray: The Fall
All of the lavish effects in the film are actual locations from around the world. Maybe they’re enhanced by CGI but they exist in the world. So you’ve got a travelogue of expansive deserts, lush jungles and ornate palaces.
Frames are filled with moving parts and each object retains it’s clear detail. Dancers swirl color around the palace. Schools of fish light up the ocean with pastel colors. Tribal natives soil the green jungle with their mud covered bodies. Even the hospital has hints of bold green light, bringing beauty to the world of despair.
Characters appear in lavish costumes throughout the story within the story, each boasting their own bright colors. The clarity is high, although not quite like you’re there. Tarsem probably had to shoot the film on that old film stuff, but it’s the best looking film it could be.