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The First Purge

4K Ultra HD

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  • Score
    58
    from 2 reviewers
  • The First Purge
    2018
    98 min
    R
    2K Upscale
    HDR10
    DTS:X

    Director: Gerard McMurray

    Actors: Y'lan Noel, Lex Scott Davis, Joivan Wade, Mugga

    Plot: America's third political party, the New Founding Fathers of America, comes to power and conducts an experiment: no laws for 12 hours on Staten Island. No one has to stay on the island, but $5,000 is given to anyone who does.

    Disc Release Date: 2 October 2018

    • Video
      70
    • Audio
      80
    • Extra
      43
    • Movie
      58

    all scores

    Blu-ray.com review by Martin Liebman
    • Video
      70
    • The First Purge's 2160p/HDR UHD release offers a modest refinement over the generally high quality Blu-ray. Slight increases in clarity and sharpness are readily apparent when conducting an A-B comparison,...

    • Audio
      100
    • The First Purgehere....

    • Extra
      30
    • The First Purge contains the same supplements on both included discs, the Blu-ray and the UHD. For full supplemental coverage, please click here. For convenience, below is a list of what's included. This...

    • Movie
      40
    • Prequel Purge.The Youngbloods once famously sang, Come on, people now. Smile on your brother. Everybody get together. Try to love one another right now! Obviously those words are not taken to heart in...

    • Total
      40
    • The First Purge might be the weakest film in the series. While the film tangentially explores the more interesting political and social landscape of this future America, it generally focuses on the night...

    High-Def Digest review by M. Enois Duarte
    • Video
      80
    • Blessed be our New Founding Fathers for granting Ultra HD Blu-ray with an excellent, occasionally stunning HEVC H.265 encode. Shot entirely on the Arri Alexa Mini camera system, capable of up to 3.2K resolution,...

    • Audio
      90
    • Violence erupts on the streets of both the 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray and Blu-ray thanks to an outstanding DTS:X soundtrack that generates a more nuanced and subtle presentation rather than an aggressive, overwhelming...

    • Extra
      10
    • Bonus material can be enjoyed on both the Ultra HD disc and the Blu-ray. A Radical Experiment (HD, 5 min): Cast & crew interviews discuss the plot's themes and how they mirror the current sociopolitical...

    • Movie
      60
    • My biggest complaint about the Purge franchise is the lack of subtlety, as each film plainly — and also rather painfully — makes its anti-conservative bias blatantly clear, practically announcing each...

    • Total
      60
    • Franchise creator James DeMonaco steps down from directing duties but pens the script for The First Purge, the fourth installment in the series, following a very familiar plot about a small group of people...