The Hunter’s Prayer appears in an aspect ratio of approximately 2.39:1 on this Blu-ray Disc. The image looked pretty positive.
Sharpness seemed good. Little to no softness appeared, so the movie usually appeared tight and concise.
Jagged edges and shimmering didn’t cause distractions, and edge enhancement seemed to be absent. Source flaws also failed to pop up in this clean transfer.
Orange and teal? Orange and teal! Some other hues crept in as well, but the majority of the tale opted for those tones. As tedious as that was, the colors seemed accurately reproduced within the stylistic choices.
Blacks came across as dark and dense, while shadows were erratic. Interiors looked fine but nighttime exteriors tended to be too dark. Despite those issues, this became a generally fine presentation.
Also impressive, the DTS-HD MA 5.1 soundtrack of Prayer proved to be involving. The movie offered good general atmosphere and use of music through the whole tale, and it kicked into higher gear well when necessary.
“When necessary” cropped up frequently, as the film’s action scenes added a nice punch. These boasted good information from all the channels, and the material blended smoothly. These factors allowed the flick to create a vivid, involving soundscape.
Audio quality satisfied. Speech sounded crisp and concise; the lines lacked edginess and seemed well-reproduced. Music showed nice range, as the score was consistently full and rich.
Effects also conveyed good accuracy and punch. With a mix of action sequences, the track came with a variety of chances to shine, and it did. Low-end response seemed tight and warm throughout the film. This was an immersive mix.
Three featurettes show up on the Blu-ray, and these start with The Cost of Killing. It runs 11 minutes, eight seconds and includes comments from director Jonathan Mostow, producers John Schwarz and Navid McIlhargey, and actors Sam Worthington, Odeya Rush, Eduald Font, Amy Landecker and Allen Leech.
“Cost” looks at story/characters, cast and performances, and Mostow’s impact on the production. It offers a basic overview without much substance.
The World of the Hunter lasts four minutes, 26 seconds and features Leech, Landecker, McIlhargey, Schwarz, and production designer Tomas Voth. This one looks at sets/locations, and it does so in a fairly superficial manner.
Finally, Creating the Driving Force takes up three minutes, 37 seconds with remarks from Mostow, 2nd unit DP Igor Meglic, 2nd unit stunt driver Tanner Foust, and 2nd unit director Darrin Prescott. A view of stunts, it gives us minor details but doesn’t tell us much.
The disc opens with ads for The Assignment, Standoff, John Wick 2, I Am Wrath and Kill Switch. No trailer for Prayer appears here.
As an action-thriller, The Hunter’s Prayer provides a serviceable cinematic experience. This means it gives us a few good jolts but lacks the substance it needs to stick with the viewer. The Blu-ray brings us very positive picture and audio along with minor supplements. You can do worse than Prayer, but t remains no better than average.