Come What May Blu-ray Review
In May 1940, the German troops enter France. Frightened by the progress of the enemy, the people of a small village of Pas-de-Calais decide on the recommendations of the prefecture, to give up everything to go on the road, fleeing to the coast. Among them, there is Paul, the village mayor. He led the group, seeks to maintain a minimum of order and republican spirit in this nomadic life. Mado, his wife, plays music trying to find the fragrance of those that took place in his coffee in the village. Suzanne, a young teacher, goes to meet to choose the least congested route. And she especially supports a small German boy, Max, 8 years old, whose father Hans was arrested after the declaration of war. During the Arras attack, residents are released from prison and abandoned in the deserted city. Hans managed to flee the city, accompanied by a Scottish officer, Percy, whose entire unit died under German bullets. These two will travel together. Hans seeking to recover his son who fled the village, Percy hoping to reach the sea, and find a boat back to England.
Studio: Cohen Media Group
Release Date: February 7, 2017
Run time: 114 minutes
Audio: French: DTS HD MA lossless 5.1 mix
Aspect Ratio: 2.40:1
Disc Spec: 1 BD
While the intro to our main character might not be as powerful as in the animated “Up”, you still get a feeling for a character that will be very difficult to identify with at first. It’s a grandmother who is really naughty and seems to hate everyone and everything. But the actress is so good with a script that is really more than fine, that you do care in the end.
You might already know where this is going (sort of), but it’s really fun to watch how we get there. The french keep it real, with added story lines, that do not feel that they disrupt or corrupt the main story. It actually adds to it, in small but very funny pieces. I can only recommend this if you like naughty comedies
Movie Quality: 9/10
The print is presented in 1080p/AVC MPEG-4 with a 2:35:1 aspect ratio. While this might not be the most eye popping image presentation but you will not be left disappointed. This is a very defined image. It screams pop with nice details. Colors look natural bringing out the colors on the screen. Blacks are also very deep. Fleshtones also have excellent details with proper lighting that gives faces a more natural look.
Print Quality: 9/10
The audio is presented in a French DTS-HD MA l0ssless 5.1 mix. The audio score is tame here with “Come What May” and never tries to be something more than it should be. The important part here is that the audio never tries to be something more. Dialogue is channeled through the center with no apparent issues as the audio was clean and crisp. The film is in French with English subtitles.
Print Quality: 9/10
- Audio Commentary with Director Christian Carion has some of his family history which inspired the basic framework of this story.
- Behind the Scenes with Ennio Morricone [HD]
- Interview with Christian Carion and Richard Pena [HD]
- Theatrical Trailer [HD]
- The Making of Come What May [HD]
Special Features: 6/10
You have here a fantastic tale, gripping story and the kind of film that will have you get attached to many of the characters. I really enjoyed “Come What May” quite a bit and highly recommend it.
Overall Rating: 8/10