High Resolution Blu-ray Cover art for Go
SRP $28.95 2.40:1 Dolby TrueHD 5.1 SONY
 

Before Director Doug Liman's crappy "JUMPER," he made some really good films. "THE BOURNE IDENTITY" and "MR. AND MRS. SMITH" were certainly much better. But, "SWINGERS" was even better than those and "GO" is arguably a "Great" film!
 
Before writer John August crafted the mediocre "BIG FISH" or "CHARLIE'S ANGELS" he wrote "GO," which, as of today, is his best script!
 
SONY's decisions in releasing some mediocre films ahead of great ones can be troubling at times, but at least they chose to put "GO" out, and they deserve great applause for that alone! 
 
Sarah Polley plays Ronna, a young woman working as a cashier at a grocery store, with major stress. She's working long hours, and not only is she failing to get ahead, she's about to be evicted, being behind in rent. A small silver lining in her otherwise dim world seems possible when a fellow employee, Simon, offers her extras cash to work his shift so he can take off to Vegas with his friends. Simon's extra cash still isn't enough to save her apartment, but when two soap stars, Zack and Adam show up looking for Simon, hoping to buy some drugs from him. Seeing the potential to earn some extra cash, Ronna decides to help facilitate the deal by contacting Simon's dealer, and things "go" progressively in unpredictable, often funny, directions from this point on. 
 
"GO" is a feat of daring filmmaking in many ways, its narrative structure could've easily been a jumbled mess in less capable hands. But, Liman's visual style, editing, and music, along with great performances throughout(Katie Holmes is actually terrific here!) make "GO" a must-see film, and easy to recommend as an addition to every film lover's collection.
 
SONY has provided the correct 2.40:1 aspect ratio for this 1080p/AVC MPEG-4 blu-ray. 
Unfortunately, colors aren't as vibrant as we'd hoped for, in comparison to a recent 1080i/DIRECTV satellite presentation. Grain is present throughout, but it helps provide the necessary "film-like" appearance. Detail is excellent, even within a variety of club "rave" sequences, complete with inherently complex strobe-light shots. The image seldom falls flat, and blacks, while not inky, are deep enough to provide great depth in the darkest moments. "GO" doesn't offer a "knock your socks off" image, but it's generally solid, offering impressive depth, and notably better than the dvd.
 
SONY has provided a Dolby TrueHD 5.1 mix.  It's fantastic!  While bass permeates much of the film, due to the energetic use of music, surrounds and discrete effects create an immersive, fun(!)experience throughout.  The standard Dolby Digital mix of the dvd was actually quite good, but pales in comparison to what's offered here! A FANTASTIC MIX!
 
SONY has carried over extras from the dvd. A commentary with Director Liman and editor Stephen Mirrione, is well worth listening to, at least for aspiring filmmakers.  A brief featurette is offered in 480p, as are deleted scenes and the music videos. Trailers for various SONY releases are in 1080p.