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First Man

4K Ultra HD

Blu Ray

  • Score
    85
    from 4 reviewers
  • First Man
    2018
    141 min
    PG-13
    2K Upscale
    HDR10
    Dolby Vision
    Dolby Atmos

    Director: Damien Chazelle

    Actors: Ryan Gosling, Claire Foy, Jason Clarke, Kyle Chandler

    Plot: A look at the life of the astronaut, Neil Armstrong, and the legendary space mission that led him to become the first man to walk on the Moon on July 20, 1969.

    Disc Release Date: 22 January 2019

    • Video
      89
    • Audio
      90
    • Extra
      76
    • Movie
      84

    all scores

    avforums review by Simon Crust
    • Video
      90
    • First Man was shot using a variety of cameras on 16, 35 and 65mm film, scanned and finished as a 2K DI which has been utilised for the creation of this Ultra HD Blu-ray. The disc presents an up-scaled...

    • Audio
      100
    • The Dolby Atmos track is tremendous; right from the off when you are inside the cockpit of the X15 – the rocket howling behind you, the rattling of the craft all around, the breathing of Armstrong in front....

    • Extra
      60
    • In an unusual move all the extras are contained on the UHD, making the included Blu-ray completely superfluous. Audio Commentary – with director Damien Chazelle, screenwriter Josh Singer and editor Tim...

    • Movie
      70
    • We have to fail. We have to fail down here, so that we don’t fail up there.First Man tells the story of Neil Armstrong, the astronaut given the privilege of commanding the first landing on the Moon, and...

    • Total
      80
    • First Man tells the story of the first Moon landing through the eyes of the commander, Neil Armstrong. By taking a very personable look at the person piloting the craft, his family strife, impersonal skills,...

    Blu-ray.com review by Martin Liebman
    • Video
      90
    • First Man was primarily shot on film, much of it 16mm, and finished at 2K. This upscaled UHD with Dolby Vision color grading offers a slightly solidified, more prominently filmic presentation compared...

    • Audio
      100
    • The Dolby Atmos track engages immediately during a test flight sequence. Exceptional detailing encircles the listener in the sonic form of rattles, rumbles, the pilot's heavy breathing, and engine hum...

    • Extra
      70
    • First Man's UHD release contains deleted scenes, several featurettes, and an audio commentary track. A Blu-ray copy of the film and a Movies Anywhere digital copy code are included with purchase. This...

    • Movie
      100
    • Mourning to moon. First Man is not only a dramatic recreation of the lead-up to man's first steps taken on the moon but also, and more prominently, an exploration of the man who took those steps. Director...

    • Total
      90
    • First Man does not tell the story of a journey into space but rather a journey into a man's soul. This is an exceptionally well made and emotionally pulling film that rarely finds a stumbling block. It's...

    High-Def Digest review by M. Enois Duarte
    • Video
      80
    • The bio-drama safely lands on the dark side of Ultra HD with a splendidly and highly satisfying HEVC H.265 encode that impressively and surprisingly offers a better viewing experience than the Blu-ray....

    • Audio
      80
    • Being a historical period drama, it's reasonable to keep expectations in check when it comes to the audio portion, but the accompanying Dolby Atmos soundtrack actually surprises with the amount of activity...

    • Extra
      40
    • All the same supplements are shared between the Ultra HD and the accompanying Blu-ray.Audio Commentary: Director Damien Chazelle sits down with screenwriter Josh Singer and editor Tim Cross for an amusingly...

    • Movie
      70
    • When reading about the controversy surrounding First Man, I'm reminded we're living in an era where contemporary moviegoers now and again can't see the forest for the trees. Too many feel personally slighted,...

    • Total
      70
    • Although director Damien Chazelle's approach to the material is to a certain degree questionable and at times distracting, First Man is nonetheless a wonderfully satisfying telling of the Space Race and...

    AVSForum review by Ralph Potts
    • Video
      95
    • This is an excellent Ultra HD presentation that looks great on my large screen. This is a drama/biopic, set in the past, that features elements that make use of rich, earth toned colors, boldly applied...

    • Audio
      88
    • The music score is subtly mixed over the platform so as to add natural depth to its orchestrated elements without drawing attention away from the thematic details of what is transpiring onscreen. I must...

    • Extra
      80
    • Disc 1: First Man Ultra HD Blu-ray Disc 2: First Man Blu-ray • Deleted Scenes • Shooting for the Moon – Take an intimate look at the production of FIRST MAN and the collaborative relationship between Director...

    • Movie
      80
    • Told from Neil and Janet’s perspective, the film explores the triumphs and the cost—on not only their family, but, his colleagues and, the nation itself as the events led up to one of the most dangerous...

    • Total
      86
    • Hansen First Man takes a personal and inside look at the story behind the first manned mission to the moon, focusing on Neil Armstrong and the decade leading to the historic flight. I found it to be an...

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