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Venom

4K Ultra HD

Blu Ray

  • Score
    82
    from 4 reviewers
  • Venom
    2018
    112 min
    PG-13
    2K Upscale
    HDR10
    Dolby Vision
    Dolby Atmos

    Director: Ruben Fleischer

    Actors: Tom Hardy, Michelle Williams, Riz Ahmed, Scott Haze

    Plot: A failed reporter is bonded to an alien entity, one of many symbiotes who have invaded Earth. But the being takes a liking to Earth and decides to protect it.

    Disc Release Date: 18 December 2018

    • Video
      88
    • Audio
      90
    • Extra
      78
    • Movie
      70

    all scores

    avforums review by Simon Crust
    • Video
      90
    • Venom was shot digitally using a combination of Arri Alexa Mini, XT and RED Monstro 8K VV cameras with a resolution ranging from 3.4K up to 8K, but it appears (since the effects were rendered in 2K) that...

    • Audio
      90
    • The Dolby Atmos track, even for an action film, is stonking. Right from the off, the low bass sets the mood, while the destruction of the spacecraft detonates from all the channels, reigning debris all...

    • Extra
      70
    • The UHD houses just the one extra, Venom Mode, all others are found on the included Blu-ray. Venom Mode – Little more than a pop up trivia track, but the trivia comes fast and is informative. Deleted &...

    • Movie
      60
    • Eye, lungs, pancreas. So many snacks, so little time Venom, the fan favourite anti-hero, after being relegated to third villain in Sam Rami’s Spider-Man 3, finally gets his chance to shine, in a standalone...

    • Total
      80
    • Fan favourite Venom gets a second movie outing, this time as the protagonist, as it bonds with disgraced reporter Eddie Brock, and instead of creating mayhem, decides to protect the Earth from his own...

    Blu-ray.com review by Martin Liebman
    • Video
      90
    • Venom was digitally photographed, primarily at a resolution of 2.8K and finished at 4K, unsurprising given the digital roots and effects-heavy picture. The UHD looks terrific even upscaled and offers a...

    • Audio
      100
    • Venom's Dolby Atmos soundtrack comes as close as most will ever get to joining with a symbiote. The track offers little core change from the Blu-ray's DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 lossless soundtrack, maintaining...

    • Extra
      70
    • Venom's UHD disc contains one supplement, a sneak peek at Spider-Man Into the Spider-Verse (2160p, Dolby Vision, Dolby Atmos, 3:34), which is also tacked onto the end of the movie and is also on the Blu-ray....

    • Movie
      50
    • Comic book villains have largely played foils in Superhero films rather than be portrayed as the subjects of a movie. While there are instances where villains have stolen the show or played an expanded...

    • Total
      80
    • Venom is a little long and laborious (though 20 minutes of the listed runtime are comprised of credits, a mid-credits universe-building scene, and a preview for Spider-Man Into the Spider-Verse). The film...

    High-Def Digest review by M. Enois Duarte
    • Video
      80
    • Eddie Brock and Venom join forces to play host on Ultra HD with a horrifyingly excellent and occasionally spectacular HEVC H.265 encode, offering a few notable improvements over the Blu-ray though it's...

    • Audio
      90
    • The villain turned vigilante snivels and grumbles his way to heroism with an outstanding Dolby Atmos soundtrack that shockingly delivers a better aural experience than its DTS-HD counterpart. My biggest...

    • Extra
      50
    • A trivia track and sneak peek of the upcoming Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse are shared between the UHD and the BD.Venom Mode: When selecting this mode, the film will engage informative pop-ups throughout...

    • Movie
      50
    • Zombieland director Ruben Fleischer pulls off a stunning miracle in Venom (2018), and I'm not only talking about the comic-book villain achieving shocking box-office success. No, I'm referring to Fleischer...

    • Total
      70
    • Best known as Spider-Man's greatest and most formidable nemesis, archvillain Venom and his host Eddie Brock make their first solo outing in Ruben Fleischer's Venom (2018) where he is reimagined for moviegoers...

    AVSForum review by Ralph Potts
    • Video
      94
    • The use of shadows mixed with light looked very natural as well. The scene where Eddie/Venom take on the police in the lobby is a great example of this...

    • Audio
      92
    • Its use of audio objects is a mix atmospherics, discrete effects and ambient music bleed. This creates an appreciable level of immersion that coincides with the onscreen events....

    • Extra
      80
    • Disc 1: Venom Ultra HD Blu-ray Disc 2: Venom Blu-ray • Venom Mode: When selecting this mode the film will engage informative pop-ups throughout the film to provide insight on the movie’s relationship to...

    • Movie
      50
    • I wasn’t particularly drawn to seeing Venom when it was released in theaters, especially given its poor critical reviews and the tepid reactions I heard from friends that had seen it. I did however want...

    • Total
      79
    • It comes to Blu-ray from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment in this Ultra HD Combo Pack that delivers excellent overall image quality, which includes Dolby Vision HDR, top notch lossless surround sound,...