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Dark Phoenix

4K Ultra HD

Blu Ray

  • Score
    80
    from 4 reviewers
  • Dark Phoenix
    2019
    113 min
    PG-13
    2K Upscale
    HDR10
    Dolby Atmos

    Director: Simon Kinberg

    Actors: James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult

    Plot: Jean Grey begins to develop incredible powers that corrupt and turn her into a Dark Phoenix, causing the X-Men to decide if her life is worth more than all of humanity.

    Disc Release Date: 17 September 2019

    • Video
      89
    • Audio
      93
    • Extra
      68
    • Movie
      72

    all scores

    • Video
      90
    • A suitably spectacular 4K presentation

    • Audio
      100
    • Utter demo material

    • Extra
      70
    • The extras package is reasonably decent

    • Movie
      70
    • Dark Phoenix hardly goes out on a high, but it offers a solid enough bookend to this extended franchise

    • Total
      80
    • What this prequel series did for Mystique, they needed to do for Jean Grey, but they simply didn't take/have the time

    Blu-ray.com review by Jeffrey Kauffman
    • Video
      90
    • Note: X-Men: Dark Phoenix is presented in 4K UHD courtesy of 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment with a 2160p transfer in 2.39:1. For my thoughts on the 1080p Blu-ray presentation, please see our X-Men:...

    • Audio
      100
    • The 4K UHD presentation of X-Men: Dark Phoenix X-Men: Dark Phoenix Blu-ray review, this Dolby Atmos rendering offers arguably more forceful LFE and an overall more consistent surround experience. Fidelity...

    • Extra
      10
    • The 4K UHD disc includes the Audio Commentary by Simon Kinberg and Hutch Parker also featured on the 1080p Blu-ray included in this release. For a list of the rest of the supplements included on the 1080p...

    • Movie
      50
    • A phoenix rising from the ashes is one of the more redolent images from mythology and/or Mankind's collective unconscious, but it's just one of the ironies that Dark Phoenix perhaps brings an incontrovertible...

    • Total
      50
    • There are some rather interesting ideas underpinning X-Men: Dark Phoenix, including a kind of feminist subtext along with some roiling psychological issues that were obviously highlighted to try to make...

    High-Def Digest review by M. Enois Duarte
    • Video
      90
    • The Phoenix takes flight on Ultra HD with a gorgeous and elegant HEVC H.265 encode that surprisingly rises above the Blu-ray and even surpasses it in several areas. The biggest and most noteworthy improvement...

    • Audio
      100
    • The Phoenix Force rises and soars above its DTS-HD MA counterpart with a more impressive, reference-quality Dolby Atmos soundtrack, adding a small layer of enjoyment to an otherwise plodding movie. Almost...

    • Extra
      40
    • Except for the commentary track, all supplemental material is only available on the accompanying Blu-ray disc. Audio Commentary: Writer and director Simon Kinberg is joined by co-producer Hutch ParkerRise...

    • Movie
      50
    • Three viewings and a couple days later, I am still not entirely sure what to think of Dark Phoenix, the fourth installment in the rebooted X-Men franchise. The movie comes with several positives worth...

    • Total
      80
    • After writing the disappointing X-Men: The Last Stand, long-time franchise producer Simon Kinberg returns to the same story for Dark Phoenix in his directorial debut only to blunder it once again. Despite...

    AVSForum review by Ralph Potts
    • Video
      90
    • The combination of rich color, sepia, and gradational gray tones literally pop off of the screen. In most respects I enjoyed the presentation’s implementation of HDR...

    • Audio
      92
    • At times, this creates a tangible level of immersion that coincides with the onscreen events. This primarily adheres to the sequences of action, but mild ambient extension is used to broaden the soundstage,...

    • Extra
      70
    • Disc 1: X-Men: Dark Phoenix Ultra HD Blu-ray Disc 2: X-Men: Dark Phoenix Blu-ray • Deleted Scenes with Optional Commentary by Simon Kinberg and Hutch Parker*: o Edwards Air Force Base o Charles Returns...

    • Movie
      50
    • My initial reaction to X-Men Apocalypse was mixed. I felt that the villain, while inordinately powerful, was somewhat conventional. I liked the X-Men origin elements and the continuing timeline that began...

    • Total
      76
    • If you’re a series fan and want to complete your collection X-Men: Dark Phoenix is worth purchase consideration. For those on the fence I would recommend a rental before purchase....