Director Gus Van Sant is an auteur capable of dropping an award-winning character-driven film (Good Will Hunting) with big-name actors one year, and small, provocative films where characters barely talk to each other the whole time (Last Days) the next. No matter which Van Sant flavor is your favorite, the man is great at both of them. For his latest, Promised Land, he goes the mainstream route – taking A-list actors into a farming community for a fracking debate. The film was originally supposed to be Matt Damon‘s (School Ties) directorial debut, but scheduling conflicts threw it in Van Sant’s lap with just over a month to prepare. Despite some solid direction and acting, Promised Land suffers from a few hiccups. But how does it hold up on Universal’s Blu-ray? Hit the jump and I’ll tell you all about it.