That annual night of death and destruction continues with the latest – for now – in the action-packed horror/thriller franchise. All is not well, however, as people are rebelling against the NFFA’s brutal cure for poorness. So, how’s The Purge: Election Year on 4K Ultra HD? Does it get the popular vote, or does it languish in the polls?
The story: Two years after the last Purge, Leo Barnes (Frank Grillo) is heading up security for presidential hopeful Charlie Roan (Elizabeth Mitchell), whose platform is based around putting an end to the annual barbaric ritual. Concerned about this as she’s gaining a lot of support, the New Founding Fathers of America change the rules of Purge night so that everybody is fair game – or unfair game here, as they’re out to kill Roan before she can topple their reign. Will they succeed, or is she – and her posse – made of sterner stuff?
“My god, how did it get to this?”
The 4K disc: Like its predecessors in the series, The Purge: Election Year was shot on digital at a resolution just under 3K, and then finished for cinema at 2K. This is what we get here, upscaled to 4K and with the addition of HDR enhancement for added visual zing. Another mostly night-based affair – logically, as that’s when the annual Purge takes place – we can’t imagine things looking better, with nice solid blacks and the added brightness of the HDR really suiting the regular flashes of light. This release has a fab new DTS:X sound mix, and we have one word: “helicopter”. Once that scene hits, you’ll be rapt that you bought up big on speakers.
Release date: February 7, 2018
Format: 4K Ultra HD
Starring: Frank Grillo, Elizabeth Mitchell, Mykelti Williamson
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