47 Meters Down: Uncaged Blu-ray Review
Directed by Johannes Roberts and written by Roberts and Ernest Riera, 47 Meters Down: Uncaged follows the diving adventure of four teenage girls exploring a submerged Mayan city. Once inside, their rush of excitement turns into a jolt of terror as they discover the sunken ruins are a hunting ground for deadly great white sharks. With their air supply steadily dwindling, the friends must navigate the underwater labyrinth of claustrophobic caves and eerie tunnels in search of a way out of their watery hell.
Release Date: November 12, 2019
Run time: 89 minutes
Audio: DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1
Aspect Ratio: 2.40:1
Disc Spec: 2 BD
Four girls decide to go cave diving into a Mayan complex and find there are great white’s that have adapted to the darkness inside the cave system. Without being able to see their other senses are heightened. When things start to get bloody, they find the entrance to the caving system collapsed and with only a limited supply of oxygen, they are forced to find a new exit.
At least with this film, there is more going on. You have more to look at, a different variety of problematic scenarios and it felt more intense. The acting is decent, the setting is well suited and the film moves at a fairly steady pace. On the flip side, some of the underwater scenes are pretty dark and the kills are gruesome.
Movie Quality: 8/10
The print is presented in 1080p with a 2.40:1 aspect ratio. ’47 Meters Down: Uncaged’ is a good looking film on Blu-ray. We’ve had several films over the years that have tried to replicate the success of ‘Jaws’, and this series so far is close and the film on Blu-ray really makes you feel like you are a part of the underwater adventure. The color palette really pops off the screen, and never disappoints one bit. Black levels provide some excellent depth. Scenes up close and when the camera pans away show provide stunning details.
Print Quality: 9/10
The audio is presented in a DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 mix. ’47 Meters Down: Uncaged’ will shake the walls in your house with the soundtrack being so aggressive when the sharks are on the screen. Especially as they are destroying parts of the underwater cave. The soundfield is immersive at all times no matter if it is the special effects or dialogue. I was literally amazed with the amount of action panning from each speaker in the rears. Dialogue is also well placed in the center channel sounding crisp and clear.
Print Quality: 9/10
- Audio Commentary with Writer-Director Johannes Roberts, Producer James Harris, and Writer Ernest Riera
- Diving Deeper: Uncaging 47 Meters Down
Special Features: 4/10
Casting wasn’t as top grade as the first film, but all actors performed great, especially Sly’s daughter Sistine Stallone who made her full length feature film debut, and nailed it. I highly recommend this movie and can’t wait to see where things go if we get a third film in this franchise.
Overall Rating: 8/10