When blind former skier Sophie accepts a last minute house-sitting job in a secluded mansion, she awakes in the middle of the night to find the house under invasion by a group of thieves seeking a hidden safe. Her only means of defense: a new app called “See For Me”, which matches her with a volunteer across the country who uses Sophie’s cell phone to see on her behalf. Stubbornly independent, Sophie is reluctant to accept help until she is connected to Kelly, an army veteran who spends her days playing first person shooter games. As the game of cat-and-mouse with the intruders escalates, Sophie is forced to learn that if she’s going to survive the night, she’ll need to take all the help she can get.
For in-depth thoughts on See For Me, please see my colleague Michael Vaughn’s review from its theatrical release here.
See For Me debuts on Blu-Ray with a 1080p presentation in its original aspect ratio that represents this film very well. In the latter half of the story, the movie uses darkness to elevate the tension which is complemented by deep black levels. This allows the audience to become more immersed in the narrative without having the illusion of the screen broken. Objects stand out well in the shadows and retain their depth with banding only proving to be the smallest issue. The movie itself has a natural palette that renders quite nicely on screen, especially when it comes to the natural landscapes that you can observe more earlier in the story. The transfer provides a great amount of detail and clarity even in the darkest scenes. There is slight loss of fine detail during more kinetic moments in the shadows, but these moments are supposed to feel a bit disorienting. No damage or digital noise was detected that would detract from this transfer. RLJE has once again done a nice job with their transfers
The film comes to Blu-Ray with a strong DTS-HD 5.1 Master Audio track in the original English. The movie makes great use of environmental sounds to go along with what stands out for Sophie, which provides a very enveloping atmosphere to draw you in. Surround channels get some subtle activity during the outdoor scenes and with the ambiance of certain interiors, especially as the intruders are sleeking their way through the house. The low end adds some lovely texture that is appreciated as you stay on the lookout for threats around every corner. The dialogue and sound effects are balanced well with the score where nothing sounds overloaded. This track does everything that is asked of it, and it is one that will be appreciated by fans. There are English SDH and Spanish subtitles provided.
There are no special features provided on this disc.
See For Me is a well-made, intimate thriller which takes a minor premise and executes it with a determined precision. The performances are very strong across the board, and the film attempts to maintain at least a semblance of believability despite some admitted contrivances. It does not overstay its welcome and leaves the audience with a strong final reaction. RLJE Films has released a Blu-Ray featuring a great A/V presentation and nothing in the way of special features. If you are in need of a taut thriller with a fun twist, this provides a very good time. Recommended
See For Me will be available to purchase on Blu-ray and DVD on June 28, 2022.
Note: Images presented in this review are not reflective of the image quality of the Blu-Ray.
Disclaimer: RLJE Films has supplied a copy of this disc free of charge for review purposes. All opinions in this review are the honest reactions of the author.
Dillon is most comfortable sitting around in a theatre all day watching both big budget and independent movies.