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Godzilla

4K Ultra HD

Blu Ray

  • Score
    80
    from 4 reviewers
  • Godzilla
    1998
    139 min
    PG-13
    True 4K
    HDR10
    Dolby Atmos

    Director: Roland Emmerich

    Actors: Matthew Broderick, Jean Reno, Maria Pitillo, Hank Azaria

    Plot: A giant, reptilian monster surfaces, leaving destruction in its wake as it strides into New York City. To stop it, an earthworm scientist, his reporter ex-girlfriend, and other unlikely heroes team up to save their city.

    Disc Release Date: 14 May 2019

    • Video
      88
    • Audio
      89
    • Extra
      68
    • Movie
      73

    all scores

    • Video
      90
    • Unlikely demo material, this is a very good presentation indeed

    • Audio
      90
    • A tremendously effective audio track

    • Extra
      60
    • Very little in the way of extras on the 4K disc itself, leaving almost all of the supplemental material to the Blu-ray

    • Movie
      50
    • Despite clearly being one of Emmerich's worst films, Godzilla is harmless bottom denominator disaster entertainment

    • Total
      70
    • Bottom tier Emmerich is still loosely entertaining

    Blu-ray.com review by Martin Liebman
    • Video
      90
    • Godzilla's UHD stomps all over the previously issued Blu-ray. It's not even close when considering the monstrous upgrades to both texture and color. Though much of the film takes place in gray, overcast...

    • Audio
      100
    • Even dating back to DVD (and probably even LaserDisc), Godzilla's soundtracks have been monstrous achievements in sonic excellence. The 2009 Blu-ray's DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 lossless soundtrack was heretofore...

    • Extra
      50
    • Supplementally speaking, Godzilla's UHD disc only contains a few trailers for the film. The bundled Blu-ray, which is identical to the disc Sony released in 2009, includes supplements as listed below....

    • Movie
      60
    • Sony has released 1998's silly but so-much-fun Monster/Disaster movie 'Godzilla' to the UHD format. The disc includes a new 2160p/HDR transfer and a new Dolby Atmos soundtrack. The UHD disc additionally...

    • Total
      80
    • Not to drag politics into a review for Godzilla (though it seems partly apropos considering Roland Emmerich made Roger Ebert into a political caricature in the movie), but Sony's UHD releases bring to...

    High-Def Digest review by M. Enois Duarte
    • Video
      80
    • A giant lizard wreaks havoc upon New York City, and only Matthew Broderick can save humanity with Jean Reno and a tremendously excellent HEVC H.265 encode by his side. Reportedly coming from the 4K restoration...

    • Audio
      80
    • Along with the video, the giant lizard disaster epic is a bombastic listen in Dolby Atmos, which comes courtesy of the same 4K remaster of the original elements. However, the soundtrack comes with several...

    • Extra
      40
    • Sony ports over the same set of meager supplements as the 2009 Blu-ray (the Mastered in 4K version didn't contain special features), which you can read more about over HERE.Commentary by Visual Effects...

    • Movie
      60
    • If there's one positive take away from Roland Emmerich's disastrously-bad disaster epic Godzilla (1998), it has to be this epic-fail proves we don't actually want realism in our movies, that we ultimately...

    • Total
      70
    • Objectively speaking, Roland Emmerich's Godzilla (1998) is a terribly bad American production of a classic horror monster where the filmmakers reimagined the iconic monster as gargantuan theropod iguana,...

    AVSForum review by Ralph Potts
    • Video
      90
    • Godzilla recently underwent a 4K re-mastering and its presentation on Ultra HD Blu-ray was derived from that process....

    • Audio
      94
    • This is done quite well and, creates a tangible level of immersion that coincides with the onscreen events nicely. This is an overtly active Atmos presentation that occasionally borders on relying too...

    • Extra
      40
    • Disc 1: Godzilla Ultra HD Blu-ray (Includes 3 trailers) Disc 2: Godzilla Blu-ray Legacy Bonus Material Digital Copy...

    • Movie
      60
    • Growing up I used to love watching the Japanese monster/disaster movies. I was never much of a King Kong fan and always rooted for Godzilla. This 1998 Roland Emmerich film is quite different from those...

    • Total
      71
    • This represents another strong catalog title release on Ultra HD Blu-ray Disc from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. It features beautifully restored Ultra HD video, an entertaining and complimentary Dolby...