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Pokémon Detective Pikachu

4K Ultra HD

Blu Ray

  • Score
    81
    from 4 reviewers
  • Pokémon Detective Pikachu
    2019
    104 min
    PG
    2K Upscale
    HDR10
    Dolby Atmos

    Director: Rob Letterman

    Actors: Ryan Reynolds, Justice Smith, Kathryn Newton, Bill Nighy

    Plot: In a world where people collect Pokémon to do battle, a boy comes across an intelligent talking Pikachu who seeks to be a detective.

    Disc Release Date: 6 August 2019

    • Video
      85
    • Audio
      88
    • Extra
      75
    • Movie
      73

    all scores

    avforums review by Simon Crust
    • Video
      90
    • Pokémon: Detective Pikachu was shot using Panavision Panaflex Millennium XL2 cameras on 35mm film and finished as a 2K DI which has been used for this Ultra HD Blu-ray release. The disc presents an up-scaled...

    • Audio
      90
    • The Dolby Atmos surround track is a real winner with the expansive environment really opened up with the benefit of the overhead channels. Effects are myriad, whether that is Pokémon chattering in the...

    • Extra
      80
    • The UHD has no extras features, but the set comes with a unique trading card. All extras are housed on the included Blu-ray.Detective Mode– A PiP features of old; a pop up track with plenty of information...

    • Movie
      70
    • There was a time when my house was full of Pokémon trading cards. My two boys would happily tell me all their names and special abilities and what they evolve into, but ‘couldn’t remember’ the 7 times...

    • Total
      80
    • Pokémon: Detective Pikachu is Nintendo’s first real success as a live action adaptation of one of their products, in this case, the loose story behind the Detective Pikachu game. It has a decent cast who...

    Blu-ray.com review by Martin Liebman
    • Video
      80
    • Detective Pikachu was shot on film and, according to IMDB, finished at 2K. The results on UHD are certainly pleasing to the eye, though audiences looking for a massive upgrade from the Blu-ray won't find...

    • Audio
      100
    • For a full review of the film's superb Dolby Atmos audio experience, please click here....

    • Extra
      70
    • This UHD release of Detective Pikachu contains no supplements on the UHD disc. The bundled Blu-ray includes the extras as outlined below. For full supplemental coverage, please click here. A Movies Anywhere...

    • Movie
      50
    • This review is focused on the UHD's 2160p/HDR video presentation. 'Pok�mon: Detective Pikachu' was previously reviewed on 1080p Blu-ray. This two-disc set includes the same primary audio track as the Blu-ray...

    • Total
      70
    • Detective Pikachu is a fun movie of visual wonder but its story and execution leave a bit to be desired. It's hardly a fail, and as a game adaption it's rather good, but more polish and planning beyond...

    High-Def Digest review by M. Enois Duarte
    • Video
      70
    • Pikachu partners with Ultra HD equipped with a great-looking HEVC H.265 encode that, while delivering a small step-up in some areas, is not a strong upgrade from its day-and-date Blu-ray counterpart.To...

    • Audio
      80
    • Pokémon debuts in home theaters with an excellent and largely satisfying Dolby Atmos soundtrack that's sure to please the fans but one that doesn't quite compare to some of the best tracks available. For...

    • Extra
      30
    • The bonus material is only available on the accompanying Blu-ray disc.Detective Mode: Picture-in-Picture mode with pop-up trivia, BTS footage, various facts on Pokémon lore, short featurettes, Easter eggs...

    • Movie
      60
    • Pokémon: Detective Pikachu not only takes place in a fictional universe where Pokémon creatures coexist alongside humans, but where apparently, the fictional movies within our real-world movies also exist...

    • Total
      70
    • Although made with a younger audience in mind, Pokémon: Detective Pikachu is nonetheless trite and predictable. While by-the-numbers mystery plot may keep some from sitting through this otherwise visually-captivating...

    AVSForum review by Ralph Potts
    • Video
      92
    • Pokemon Detective Pikachu appears to have been shot on film and rendered from a 4K DI for its presentation on Ultra HD Blu-ray....

    • Audio
      88
    • When the action kicks the level of immersion increases as the sound field comes alive. This is especially evident during the aforementioned engagement in the final act as the correlation with the onscreen...

    • Extra
      70
    • Disc 1: Pokemon Detective Pikachu Ultra HD Blu-ray Disc 2: Pokemon Detective Pikachu Blu-ray • Detective Mode • Alternate Opening • My Pokémon Adventure • Creating the World of Detective Pikachu: Welcome...

    • Movie
      60
    • Honestly, I know next to nothing about Pokemon but, am aware of its global popularity. Here’s a little background from the press release:...

    • Total
      78
    • It comes to Blu-ray in this Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack from Warner Brothers Home Entertainment featuring excellent overall video quality, solid lossless sound, including a Dolby Atmos immersive soundtrack...