Wolf Hound appears in an aspect ratio of 2.39:1 on this Blu-ray Disc. Though not exceptional, this became a mostly strong image.
In general, sharpness appeared positive. A few interiors came across as a little soft, but most of the movie displayed appealing accuracy and delineation.
I noticed no signs of shimmering or jaggies, and the movie lacked any print flaws. Edge haloes failed to mar the presentation.
Teal and orange dominated Cloud, though not in a crazed/oppressive manner. The Blu-ray reproduced the hues in an appropriate manner.
Blacks were always deep and tight, and I saw good contrast as well. Shadows seemed clear and appropriately opaque. The Blu-ray became a largely appealing reproduction of the film.
I felt pleased with the movie’s impressive DTS-HD MA 5.1 soundtrack as well. A movie packed with mayhem and action, the mix used all five channels in a lively, involving manner.
Aircraft, weapon-fire, similar elements popped up from all around the room and delivered a smooth, engrossing soundscape. The back speakers delivered a good level of information and created a positive sense of place in that domain.
Audio quality was also strong. Music seemed full and bold, while speech was consistently natural and crisp.
Effects became the most prominent component, of course, and packed a solid punch, with positive clarity and range. This turned into a fine soundtrack.
A few extras appear here, and we open with an audio commentary from director/producer Michael B. Chait, actor James Maslow, producer Sue Witham and writer/co-producer Timothy Ritchey. All four sit together for this running, screen-specific look at the project’s roots and development, story/characters, cast and performances, sets and locations, stunts and action, various effects, photography and editing, music, and connected domains.
On the positive side, the commentary covers a decent array of topics. We get more than a few useful thoughts about the production.
However, this comes with a generous helping of happy talk, as an awful lot of the commentary devolves into praise for the film and all involved. We still learn enough to make the track worth a listen, but go into it with foreknowledge that you’ll find a lot of fluff along the way.
Two featurettes follow, and Behind the Scenes runs 30 minutes, 32 seconds. It brings notes from Chait, Witham, Ritchey, Maslow, director of photography Westley Gathright, editor Janina Maria, composer Michael Fleming and actor Trevor Donovan.
“Scenes” tells us about the movie’s roots and influences, cast and performances, shooting aerial scenes, editing, stunts and action.
Though the remarks add some info, they often repeat material from the commentary. Much of the show focuses on footage from the set, though, and that becomes engaging.
Creating the Visual Effects goes for 21 minutes, 14 seconds and offers notes from visual effects supervisor Ryan Urban.
Unsurprisingly, the program examines various aspects of the movie’s effects. We get a dry but informative piece.
In addition to the film’s trailer, we get 11 Deleted/Extended Scenes. These span a total of 10 minutes, eight seconds. We find some minor added beats but nothing memorable.
Given how many segments this compilation packs into 10 minutes, no one should expect much substance. We get some minor character/story expansions but nothing especially memorable.
Though Wolf Hound attempts to present an invigorating WWII-era thriller, it cannot rise above clichés. The film seems slow and tedious, as it fails to find anything exciting or interesting. The Blu-ray brings very good picture and audio along with a mix of bonus materials. Expect a forgettable adventure.