April, 1945. As the Allies make their final push in the European Theatre, a battle-hardened army sergeant named Wardaddy (Brad Pitt) commands a Sherman tank and her five-man crew on a deadly mission behind enemy lines. Outnumbered and outgunned, and with a rookie soldier thrust into their platoon, Wardaddy and his men face overwhelming odds in their heroic attempts to strike at the heart of Nazi Germany
This surprisingly grim, macho tank drama marries the tough-men-in-peril thrills of an old-fashioned war movie with a modern “war is hell” parable. This is undeniably stirring stuff, buoyed by Steven Price’s boisterous score; which translates particularly well on Blu-ray.
Overall, the Blu-ray presentation is striking. Any number of accurate, lifelike, tactile details, not only on worn, rough, scarred, and grimy human faces but also in the battered, rusted, muddy, and bullet-riddled tank exteriors and interiors translate with vigour. The image is meticulously representative of murky wartime landscape, down to the finest uniform wear and tear, worn bluing on firearms, and bits of gore. This is a stellar presentation from Sony.
Keep an eye out for Fury, which hits the shelves on 23rd February.