The Osiris Child Blu-ray Review

Check out Lee Weber’s review of The Osiris Child. Set in the future in a time of interplanetary colonization, an unlikely pair race against an impending global crisis and are confronted by the monsters that live inside us all.


The Review at a Glance:
(max score: 5 )Film:Extras:Audio/Video total rating:
( Max score: 100 )85

Details:

Studio and Year: RLJ Entertainment – 2016
MPAA Rating: NR
Feature running time: 99 minutes
Genre: Sci-Fi,Action, Adventure, Drama

Disc Format: BD-50
Encoding: AVC (MPEG-4)
Video Aspect: 2.35:1
Resolution: 1080p/24

Audio Format(s): English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1
Subtitles: English SDH, French, Spanish
Starring: Kellan Lutz, Daniel MacPherson, Isabel Lucas
Written By: Shane Abbess, Brian Cachia
Directed By: Shane Abbess
Music by: Brian Cachia
Region Code: A

Blu-ray Disc release Date: December 5th, 2017

“Science Fiction Volume One”



My Take:

The Osiris Child is a lower budget Australian Sci-Fi flick that somehow pulls off big-budget moviemaking, due to the apparent passion of those involved, was a rare treat. Even considering a few issues with narrative flow and the familiar tropes of a dystopian future Sci-Fi film, I found the plot, characters and down and dirty filmmaking to come off fresh and with passion.

The plot is about Kane Sommerville (Daniel MacPherson), a military dad and his 11-year-old daughter, Indi (Teagan Croft). Kane goes off world for deployment leaving Indi below. When a science experiment goes wrong, unleashing monsters on the planet, Kane, with the help of Sy (Kellan Lutz) go on a no-holds-barred mission to save her. Of course, we have the evil military leader who sanctioned the experiment trying to cover it up, a lawless desolate land filled with unsavory characters becomes obstacles and, the threat of these monsters around every turn.

I am hoping for other volumes in the series, as this was a surprise and a worthwhile watch for action and sci-fi fans. Give it a shot and let us know what you think!

Parental Guide: 
NR- language, violence, and adult content.

AUDIO/VIDEO – By The Numbers:
REFERENCE = 92-100/EXCELLENT = 83-91/GOOD = 74-82/AVERAGE = 65-73/BELOW AVERAGE = under 65

**My audio/video ratings are based on a comparative made against other high definition media/Blu-ray disc.**

Audio: 80
(Each rating is worth 4 points with a max of 5 per category)

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  • Low frequency extension * (non-rated element): NA

Video: 90
(Each rating is worth 4 points with a max of 5 per category)

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The Osiris Child comes to Blu-ray Disc from RLJ Entertainment featuring 2.35:1 1080p AVC video with an average bitrate of 22.8 Mbps and lossless DTS-HD MA 5.1 sound that has an average bitrate of 3.2 Mbps.

The Osiris Child is a clean presentation with exceptional black levels, and quickly discernable definition of facial features, textiles, and all objects. Colors timing seems right on, is a bit subdued at times, and never did I notice any compression issues. But all of this doesn’t equal a presentation that takes it to the next level–which must make it tough on cinematographers today as its easy to squeeze a high-quality image out of these HD cameras and HD displays, but hard to make it shine. The audio here is pretty pedestrian, with it far more focused on the front then I would have liked. Low end and dynamics were more than adequate, but the soundstage needed more envelopment.

Bonus Features:

  • (HD) Making Of Osiris Child (4 featurettes)
  • (HD) Deleted Scene
  • (HD) The Visual Effects
  • (HD) “Mama I Miss You” Music Video
  • (HD) Concept Art Gallery
    DVD Copy

Final Thoughts:

When watching The Osiris Child, the dedication of the filmmakers and all involved with this Sci-Fi flick done on a budget is apparent. It stretched further than I expected in both visual effects and maturity. As a story, it gets bogged down in its straight-laced troupes and convoluted timeline. However, it was original enough to impress and be an enjoyable hour and a half. I recommend giving it a spin at home. I doubt there will more in the planned series which is a shame as I for one would be interested.

Lee Weber
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Reference Review System:

Sony VPL-VW675ES 4K Ultra High Definition Front Projector
Falcon Screens Horizon 138″ 2.35:1 Acoustically Transparent Screen
Da-Lite Pro Imager Projector Screen Masking System
Yamaha CX-A5100 AV Processor – Calibrated by Jeff Meier @ Accucal
ATI AT4000 Signature Series Amplifiers 11×200 Watts
Sony UBP-X1000ES 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Player (HDMI Audio/Video)
Next Level Acoustics- CI-IWHD Monitors x3 (LCR)
Next Level Acoustics- CI-IW55 x4 (Surrounds)
Next Level Acoustics- CI-IC44A x4 (Atmos)
Next Level Acoustics- CI-HV15 Sub
AudioQuest Wires

Sony 75XBR940E 75″ 4K Ultra High Definition HDR LED
Anthem MRX-520-AV Receiver
Sony UBP-X1000ES 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Player (HDMI Audio/Video)
Next Level Acoustics- Fusion Cinema Trio
Next Level Acoustics- CI-IWSUR6.1
Next Level Acoustics- CI-HV10 Sub