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Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald

4K Ultra HD

Blu Ray

  • Score
    79
    from 4 reviewers
  • Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald
    2018
    134 min
    PG-13
    True 4K
    HDR10
    Dolby Vision
    Dolby Atmos

    Director: David Yates

    Actors: Johnny Depp, Kevin Guthrie, Carmen Ejogo, Wolf Roth

    Plot: The second installment of the "Fantastic Beasts" series featuring the adventures of Magizoologist Newt Scamander.

    Disc Release Date: 12 March 2019

    • Video
      90
    • Audio
      89
    • Extra
      74
    • Movie
      72

    all scores

    • Video
      90
    • Higher than 4K capture, 4K pipeline, native 4K disc, HDR, WCG and Dolby Vision as the pearlescent cherry on top

    • Audio
      100
    • The Atmos track is an equally excellent affair

    • Extra
      80
    • An impressive package

    • Movie
      60
    • Whatever Rowling has in store for this new series, we know for sure that we're not going to get to it for quite some time

    • Total
      80
    • Ultimately more interested in setting up the potentially taut and memorable trilogy as a much more financially lucrative 5-film package

    Blu-ray.com review by Randy Miller III
    • Video
      90
    • Unlike its predecessor, The Crimes of Grindelwald was shot on an Arri Alexa 65 with an ARRIRAW 6.5K source format and 4K digital intermediate.Presented in its approximate original aspect ratio of 2.40:1,...

    • Audio
      90
    • The Dolby Atmos presentation (which unfolds to a Dolby TrueHD 7.1 mix if you're not set up for Atmos) is equally impressive, as there's a great deal of surround activity and presence on display from start...

    • Extra
      60
    • All extras listed below are included on the Blu-ray disc, as the 4K UHD disc is movie-only."J.K. Rowling: A World Revealed" (10:15) - In this short piece, the author (and screenwriter/producer for The...

    • Movie
      60
    • Note: All screenshots appearing on this page are sourced from a 1080p Blu-ray disc. Please read my separate Blu-ray review of this title for 20 additional images.As the tenth film in J.K. Rowling's massive...

    • Total
      60
    • As a franchise, I'm not the biggest Fantastic Beasts fan -- more from lack of long-term experience than personal preference -- but even within those boundaries, it's obvious that The Crimes of Grindenwald...

    High-Def Digest review by M. Enois Duarte
    • Video
      90
    • The wizarding world casts its charms on Ultra HD with the bewitching magic of a beautifully captivating HEVC H.265 encode, sure to mesmerize and delight even the most arrogantly doubting muggles, no-maj...

    • Audio
      80
    • The war against the muggle world conjures an enchantingly charming Dolby Atmos soundtrack that'll have everyone waving their wands at the screen. Interestingly, for a wildly imaginative fantasy adventure...

    • Extra
      40
    • All the bonus features are available only on the accompanying Blu-ray disc.Blu-ray DiscUnlocking Scene Secrets (HD, 49 min): Exhaustive six-part documentary touching on various aspects of the production,...

    • Movie
      40
    • With each entry to the Harry Potter saga, the franchise felt as though it was swelling and developing to a legendary epic, building towards a grand climactic showdown as every new story expanded and improved...

    • Total
      60
    • Director David Yates and author J.K. Rowling return to the Wizarding World once again in Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, another entry in the Newt Scamander prequel adventures. Without a printed...

    AVSForum review by Ralph Potts
    • Video
      92
    • This is readily apparent in the sequence where Newt checks in with his caretaker at his animal sanctuary. The beautiful earth toned colors, shimmering water, and sunny sky look terrific...

    • Audio
      88
    • When the action kicks the level of immersion increases but not to a compelling degree. In general, I enjoyed the presentation’s balance of atmosphere and integration of discrete object placement...

    • Extra
      60
    • Disc 1: Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald Ultra HD Blu-ray Disc 2: Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald Blu-ray • J.K. Rowling: A World Revealed • Wizards on Screen, Fans in Real Life...

    • Movie
      60
    • I haven’t read one of J.K. Rowling’s books, but that hasn’t prevented me from enjoying the films based on them. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them marks the screenwriting debut of J.K. Rowling, whose...

    • Total
      75
    • This film doesn’t have the narrative depth of the first film, feeling more like a bridge that leads up to the next but, it kept me entertained for most of its two plus hour runtime. It comes to Blu-ray...