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Warcraft: The Beginning

4K Ultra HD

Blu Ray

  • Score
    71
    from 3 reviewers
  • Warcraft: The Beginning
    2016
    123 min
    PG-13
    2K Upscale
    HDR10
    Dolby Atmos

    Director: Duncan Jones

    Actors: Travis Fimmel, Paula Patton, Ben Foster, Dominic Cooper

    Plot: As an Orc horde invades the planet Azeroth using a magic portal, a few human heroes and dissenting Orcs must attempt to stop the true evil behind this war.

    Disc Release Date: 27 September 2016

    • Video
      74
    • Audio
      84
    • Extra
      64
    • Movie
      66

    all scores

    avforums review by Simon Crust
    • Video
      80
    • Warcraft: The Beginning was shot digitally using Arri Alexa XT Plus camera at 3.4K resolution but ultimately finished using a 2K Digital Intermediate, which presumably formed the basis for this Ultra HD...

    • Audio
      100
    • Simon Crust reviewed the audio using a 5.1-channel surround set up – No issues at all with the surround set up though, a rich and absorbing sound field that plays to the strengths of the action on screen....

    • Extra
      80
    • All the extras can be found on the included Full HD Blu-ray: Deleted/Extended Scenes – Running for about 15 minutes there are 13 scenes in total which are mostly character beats; their titles are: Durotan...

    • Movie
      70
    • Our hope is destroyed; there is nothing to go back to. Is war the only answer? Warcraft, software designers Blizzard’s hugely successful gaming franchise, has legions upon legions of followers. A simple...

    • Total
      70
    • Warcraft: The Beginning is director Duncan Jones’ interpretation of the Warcraft legend; software giant Blizzard’s combat game that has become a worldwide phenomenon with several sequels and novels based...

    Blu-ray.com review by Martin Liebman
    • Video
      60
    • Warcraft's 2160p UHD/HDR-enabled presentation can be a bit off-putting, and it's easily one of the most frustrating UHD releases to date. Take an early sequence inside Ironforge, the hot, sweaty indoor...

    • Audio
      90
    • Warcraft's Dolby Atmos soundtrack doesn't deliver an onslaught of overhead sounds, but it does deliver a good all-around listen that uses the top layer to compliment the more grounded and immersive action....

    • Extra
      70
    • WarcraftDeleted/Extended Scenes (1080p, 13:57 total runtime): Durotan & Orgrim Petition for Entry, Durotan Fights Dark Scar, Orcs Discuss Fel at the Campfire, Lothar Receives Booomstick at Ironforge, Callan...

    • Movie
      60
    • Blizzard's video game World of Warcraft was, in 2015, amongst the inaugural entrants into the Video Game Hall of Fame, entering alongside other esteemed classics such as Super Mario Bros., Tetris, Pac-Man,...

    • Total
      70
    • Warcraft may lack more readily accessible storytelling chops, but it's a technical marvel and an entertaining venture if one can just go with it. It'll speak more to established fans than newcomers, and...

    High-Def Digest review by M. Enois Duarte
    • Video
      80
    • The fantasy action-adventure epic declares war on Ultra HD Blu-ray with a fantastic-looking, often stunning HEVC H.265 encode in HDR10, delivering a noticeable improvement and upgrade over the standard...

    • Audio
      90
    • The planet-jumping orcs wail their war clans together with an equally outstanding, near-reference Dolby Atmos soundtrack that's sure to energize fans and shake the house down.From the opening moments,...

    • Extra
      10
    • The Fandom (HD, 7 min) — As the title implies, the fans are given some time to confess their love of the game and express its impact in their lives while filmmakers admit wanting to appease this particular...

    • Movie
      40
    • Like the brawny orcs of 'Warcraft' adamantly advocating for others observing ancient traditions, this big-budgeted adaptation of the massively popular PC game also adheres to real-world traditions. The...

    • Total
      60
    • With incredible, stunning detail and fantastical battle sequences that should energize viewers, 'Warcraft' erupts on the silver screen with a massive thud and the emotional excitement of a snail's race....

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