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Midway

4K Ultra HD

Blu Ray

  • Score
    83
    from 4 reviewers
  • Midway
    2019
    138 min
    PG-13
    2K Upscale
    HDR10
    Dolby Vision
    Dolby Atmos

    Director: Roland Emmerich

    Actors: Ed Skrein, Patrick Wilson, Woody Harrelson, Luke Evans

    Plot: The story of the Battle of Midway, told by the leaders and the sailors who fought it.

    Disc Release Date: 18 February 2020

    • Video
      88
    • Audio
      94
    • Extra
      74
    • Movie
      77

    all scores

    avforums review by Simon Crust
    • Video
      80
    • Despite the 2K limitations, the image is rich and vibrant

    • Audio
      100
    • The Atmos track is dynamite

    • Extra
      60
    • Top marks for Lionsgate for including the extras on the UHD, shame about their actual quality

    • Movie
      70
    • It's hard not to be moved by the sheer spectacle of it all

    • Total
      80
    • Although not entirely free from the Emmerich schmaltz, this retelling of the battle for Midway has its heart in the right place

    Blu-ray.com review by Jeffrey Kauffman
    • Video
      90
    • Note: Midway is presented in 4K UHD courtesy of Lionsgate Films with a 2160p transfer in 2.39:1. As I mentioned in the video section of our Midway Blu-ray review, more than one camera may have been utilized,...

    • Audio
      100
    • This has been an awesome last few weeks for those of us with Dolby Atmos setups in our home theaters, and that's once again the case with the release of Midway. Much as with the recently reviewed Ford...

    • Extra
      50
    • Lionsgate has commendably included the same package of supplements on both the 1080p and 2160p discs: Audio Commentary by Roland Emmerich Getting it Right: The Making of Midway (1080p; 14:16) is an okay...

    • Movie
      70
    • There's an old adage that states that if at first you don't succeed, try, try again. In 1976, Universal sought to capitalize on its latest marketing gimmick, Sensurround, one which had made Earthquake...

    • Total
      70
    • I don't know, maybe people should just stop trying to make movies about the Battle of Midway. As the son of one of the "greatest generation" (albeit an Army guy), I've always had a fondness for World War...

    High-Def Digest review by Bryan Kluger
    • Video
      90
    • Midway dive bombs into a 2160p 4K Ultra-HD transfer in Dolby Vision that is a noticeable upgrade from its 1080p Blu-ray version. The rich color palette and vivid detail are a delight to watch here.Right...

    • Audio
      100
    • Midway is in fact a demo-worthy Dolby Atmos audio track that provides the best action listening experience for those with Atmos setups. It's one of the more fun and thrilling audio listening experiences...

    • Extra
      60
    • There are about 68 minutes worth of bonus features located here, including discussions about the real-life people and events of the movie, an audio commentary, and a sweet talk with two veterans.Audio...

    • Movie
      50
    • The infamous director Roland Emmerich once told a story about a giant alien invasion and war on modern-day Earth led by Will Smith and Jeff Goldblum in Independence Day. That film catapulted the filmmaker...

    • Total
      80
    • Midway gets in the way of itself by leaning all the way over on being historically factual more than telling a cinematic story with good character development and thrilling action sequences. There is a...

    AVSForum review by Ralph Potts
    • Video
      91
    • Primary colors like blue and red are pleasingly rich while whites appear bright, punchy and occasionally a bit lacking in the finest gradations. The added dimension in the grays, blacks, and shadows gives...

    • Audio
      96
    • The use of audio objects placed above and at ear level is a mix of atmospherics, discrete effects and music. This is done to excellent effect and creates a tangible level of immersion that coincides with...

    • Extra
      70
    • Disc 1: Midway Ultra HD Blu-ray Disc 2: Midway Blu-ray • Audio Commentary by Roland Emmerich • “Getting It Right: The Making of Midway” Featurette • “The Men of Midway” Featurette • “Roland Emmerich: Man...

    • Movie
      70
    • Midway centers on the Battle of Midway, a clash between the American fleet and the Imperial Japanese Navy which marked a pivotal turning point in the Pacific Theater during WWII. The film, based on the...

    • Total
      82
    • It comes to Blu-ray from Lionsgate Home Entertainment in this Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack featuring excellent overall video quality, killer lossless surround sound (including a terrific Dolby Atmos mix)...