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On the Job Blu-ray

United States
Well Go USA | 2013 | 120 min | Not rated | Feb 11, 2014

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Video
Codec: MPEG-4 AVC
Resolution: 1080p
Aspect ratio: 1.85:1
Original aspect ratio: 1.85:1

Audio
Filipino (Tagalog): DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1

Subtitles
English

Discs
25GB Blu-ray Disc
Single disc (1 BD)

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Slipcover in original pressing

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Video 4.0 of 54.0
Audio 4.5 of 54.5
Extras 1.5 of 51.5
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On the Job

 (2013)

On the Job Blu-ray delivers great video and superb audio in this enjoyable Blu-ray release

Filipino crime thriller inspired by a real-life scandal in which prison inmates are temporarily released from prison to work as contract killers on behalf of politicians and high ranking military officials.

For more about On the Job and the On the Job Blu-ray release, see On the Job Blu-ray Review published by on where this Blu-ray release scored 3.5 out of 5.

Starring: Gerald Anderson, Piolo Pascual

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On the Job Blu-ray, Video Quality

  4.0 of 5

On the Job is presented on Blu-ray courtesy of Well Go USA with an AVC encoded 1080p transfer in 1.85:1. As noted above in the main body of the review, On the Job consists of a lot of handheld camerawork, including the ever popular "jiggly cam" approach, and that in and of itself gives at least the perception of softness to many sequences, since the frame is never anchored on any given scene. What's perhaps even more problematic, though, is low contrast and Matti's tendency to shoot in very low light situations for much of the film. This was no doubt intentional, and adds immeasurably to the film's kind of spooky mood, but it makes it next to impossible to make out what's going on some of the time. Characters literally disappear into the shadows at key moments. All of this said, when the film does deign to exploit more brightly lit environments, colors are nicely suffused and the image offers very good to excellent fine detail. Several sequences are either lit or were color graded in post to a kind of sickly green-yellow tint, which tends to sap some of this fine detail out.


On the Job Blu-ray, Audio Quality

  4.5 of 5

On the Job's lossless DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 mix has some fantastically immersive sequences, including the great street festival scene that ends in chaos when 'Tang assassinates his target. Later, there are a number of exciting moments, including the great showdown in the hospital, which is rife with rampant gunfire. Dialogue is very cleanly presented on this track. Perhaps surprisingly, there's not a glut of music providing extra impetus to some of the action scenes. Dynamic range is extremely wide on this track.



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Exclusive Giveaway: On the Job Blu-ray - February 11, 2014

Blu-ray.com and Well Go USA are offering four members a chance to win a copy of On the Job. This intense Filipino thriller is reportedly based on a real life incident where incarcerated convicts were let out of jail for a day or two to assassinate various ...

On the Job Blu-ray - December 16, 2013

Texas-based distributors Well Go USA have officially announced that they will release on Blu-ray director Erik Matti's crime thriller On the Job (2013), starring Piolo Pascual, Gerald Anderson, Joel Torre, Joey Marquez, Michael De Mesa, Leo Martinez, Angel Aquino, ...




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