Naked Singularity appears in an aspect ratio of approximately 1.85:1 on this Blu-ray Disc. This was a generally positive presentation.
Sharpness looked solid. A few shots were slightly soft, but not to a substantial degree, so most of the movie seemed accurate and concise.
No jagged edges or shimmering occurred, and I saw no edge haloes. Source flaws were a non-factor, as the movie stayed clean.
Like most modern thrillers, Singularity favored a teal tint with a dollop of amber as well and some dingy shades of green, pink and yellow. Within their parameters, the colors appeared solid.
Blacks seemed deep and tight, while shadows were smooth and well-delineated. In the end, the transfer proved to be appealing.
As for the DTS-HD MA 5.1 soundtrack of Singularity, it became a reasonably involving mix. With a smattering of action scenes, we got some lot of good material from all sides.
Various elements blended around the spectrum and added a nice sense of activity to the film. Stereo music also worked well, and this turned into a moderately vivid soundscape.
Audio quality seemed fine. Speech was crisp and distinctive, with no edginess or other concerns.
Music was full and rich, while effects came across as lively and accurate. The track boasted good low-end when appropriate. All of this was enough for a “B”.
Two featurettes appear here, and The Making of Naked Singularity goes for five minutes, six seconds. It brings notes from writer/director Chase Palmer, costume designer Aileen Abercrombie, producer Ryan Stowell, author Sergio de la Pava, and actors John Boyega, Olivia Cooke and Ed Skrein.
“Making” examines sets and locations, visual design, cast, performances and research. A few nuggets emerge, but this feels like a superficial piece overall.
From Story to Screen lasts three minutes, 55 seconds and features de la Pava, Boyega, Palmer, producer Tony Ganz and actor Bill Skarsgård. “Screen” looks a the source novel and its adaptation,, Like “Making”, it gives us a smattering of insights but not a ton of substance.
The disc opens with ads for The Birthday Cake and Till Death. No trailer for Singularity appears here.
With Naked Singularity, we find a story that bites off far more than it can chew. This results in a scattered, less than coherent mix of drama, thriller and science fiction. The Blu-ray brings generally positive picture and audio along with minor bonus materials. Someone might be able to make a worthwhile version of this narrative, but this flick ain’t it.