First Cow Blu Ray Review (A24/Lionsgate)
In the present day, a woman is walking with her dog when she comes across a skull buried in the ground. She digs up two skeletons, side by side. In 1820, Otis “Cookie” Figowitz (played by: John Magaro from The Umbrella Academy, Orange Is the New Black, Overlord, & The Big Short) is a quiet chef traveling with a group of loud & aggressive fur trappers in the Oregon Territory. He comes across King-Lu (played by: Orion Lee from I Am Vengeance, Star Wars: Episode VIII – The Last Jedi, Justice League, & Narcopolis) one night, a Chinese immigrant on the run for killing a Russian man. Cookie allows Lu to hide in his tent for the night & watches him escape across the river the next day. Cookie & Lu later reunite, they end up becoming friends. Cookie learns of the first ever milk cow being brought into the territories to service Chief Factor (played by: Toby Jones from Captain America franchise, The Hunger Games franchise, The Mist, & Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom), a wealthy English man with the only proper house in the settlement. Together they put together a plan to sneak onto Factor’s property at night. They manage to get enough milk to bake a batch of biscuits without being caught. They take their biscuits to the market & offer to sell them with the gimmick of made as a “Chinese secret”. The biscuits become popular instantly & Factor loves them. Factor offers to help them out until he realizes that they are the ones stealing from the cow. He plans on killing & getting revenge on them. The two ambitious friends are now in serious trouble & try to escape their new enemy. Can they get past this disaster????
Let’s talk about the high definition presentation & special feature from Lionsgate! This 1080p (1.33:1) transfer looks amazing on blu ray. The cinematography, the locations, & the overall production design really shine on this home video release. The English: DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 track is solid. It’s not one of those movies going to blow up your speakers or show off when it comes to your home set up. The dialogue is crystal clear & the music has a killer boost to it. It has English SDH & Spanish subtitles. “A Place in this World” is almost 27 minutes. It has interviews with the cast & crew. They go over the production of it & their experience on it. They chat about adapting the novel, casting the characters, actors, the cow, & how important food was when it came to the story. They cover all the basics here, give lots of information about it, & you get a great inside look into the making of First Cow. It also has a slipcover, a digital copy, & a DVD copy of the release. It’s available everywhere right now!!!!