Exposed appears in an aspect ratio of approximately 2.40:1 on this Blu-ray Disc. Across the board, the transferred looked good.
Sharpness was fine. A little softness occurred in some wide shots, but those didn’t become a concern. Overall definition seemed solid. I noticed no jagged edges or moiré effects, and the presentation lacked apparent edge haloes or other artifacts. I also saw no print flaws, as the movie always seemed clean.
In terms of colors, Exposed reflected Hollywood’s modern fascination with orange and teal. As tedious as that has become, the colors looked fine within the design parameters. In addition, blacks were dark and tight, while low-light shots were decent; some could be a bit dense, but they weren’t bad. This was a generally positive presentation.
As for the film’s DTS-HD MA 5.1 soundtrack, it added breadth to the experience, but it came with a drawback: a lack of balance. The movie delivered an active soundscape in which effects tended to be mixed too loud. This made it difficult to hear dialogue at times, as the lines could become buried.
This wasn’t a horrible problem, though, and I did like the level of involvement from the soundfield. Scenes on streets or in subway stations added dimensionality and life. Music also showed good stereo impact.
When I could hear the lines, they sounded natural, and music displayed appropriate range and clarity. Effects appeared accurate and dynamic. I took off some points for the erratic balance, but this was still a generally positive mix.
Audio quality always pleased. Speech remained natural and concise, with no edginess or other flaws. Music sounded full and dynamic, while effects came across as accurate and clear. All of this suited the film and earned a solid “B” – only the lack of dialogue-related balance became an issue.
A handful of extras appear here. Making Exposed lasts 12-minute, eight-second offers notes from actors Keanu Reeves, Ana de Armas, Mira Sorvino, Christopher McDonald, Michael Rispoli, and Big Daddy Kane. We learn about story and characters as well as cast and performances. A few minor insights occur but mostly we get praise for the film and those involved.
Cast Interviews arrive for the six actors featured in “Making”. We hear from Reeves (8:05), Sorvino (6:16), de Armas (3:30), McDonald (4:01), Rispoli (3:29) and Kane (3:57). These sessions extend those from “Making” and cover the same topics, though we also learn a bit about the film’s crew. Even with the added time, the actors continue to give us bland comments.
The disc opens with ads for Extraction, Knock Knock, Heist, Sicario and John Wick. We also find the trailer for Exposed.
With an unusual tone and narrative, Exposed offers a twist on the standard cop/crime genre. Unfortunately, the movie’s execution drops the ball and makes the plot plodding and barely coherent. The Blu-ray brings us very good picture along with erratic audio and fluffy supplements. I wanted to like Exposed but found myself put off by its meandering nature.