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Split

4K Ultra HD

Blu Ray

  • Score
    75
    from 3 reviewers
  • Split
    2016
    117 min
    PG-13
    2K Upscale
    HDR10

    Director: M. Night Shyamalan

    Actors: James McAvoy, Anya Taylor-Joy, Betty Buckley, Haley Lu Richardson

    Plot: Three girls are kidnapped by a man with a diagnosed 23 distinct personalities. They must try to escape before the apparent emergence of a frightful new 24th.

    Disc Release Date: 12 September 2017

    • Video
      78
    • Audio
      82
    • Extra
      58
    • Movie
      80

    all scores

    • Video
      90
    • Split was filmed digitally using various cameras including the Arri Alexa XT, with a source resolution of 2.8K. It was, unfortunately, finished with a 2K Digital Intermediate (DI), resulting in a 4K upscale...

    • Audio
      90
    • The accompanying DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 track is also a winner, delivering precise dialogue - which is a priority given the many personalities, accents and intonations offered by even just McAvoy alone...

    • Extra
      50
    • Universal don't bother porting the extra features over from the Blu-ray release and onto the Ultra HD Blu-ray disc, but the fact that the Blu-ray is Region Free will still make this an attractive package...

    • Movie
      80
    • Split sees a return to form for the once impressive mystery director M. Night Shyamalan, who delivers a taut and effective psychological thriller built around a multi-faceted performance by James McAvoy....

    • Total
      80
    • Split marks a noteworthy return to form for unusual mystery writer/director M. Night Shyamalan, who delivers the goods here largely thanks to a taut psychological survival horror set-up and a tremendous...

    Blu-ray.com review by Martin Liebman
    • Video
      80
    • Split was digitally photographed at 2.8K and finished at 2K. Yes, this 2160p/HDR-enhanced presentation is another 4K upscale that nevertheless offers a boost in color and clarity over the Blu-ray. Most...

    • Audio
      90
    • In something of a surprise -- a mild shock, really -- Universal has chosen not to boost Split's UHD soundtrack to DTS:X (or Dolby Atmos, for that matter), opting to instead stay the course with the same...

    • Extra
      40
    • Split's UHD release contains no extras on the new disc but does carry over everything previously released by way of the bundled Blu-ray. A UV/iTunes digital copy code is included with purchase. Below is...

    • Movie
      80
    • It's interesting to see Split (and Get Out, for that matter) release to UHD now when both films first debuted on Blu-ray only a few months ago, a time well beyond the 4K format's entry into the marketplace...

    • Total
      70
    • Split more or less looks fine on UHD. It's so sharp that skin almost looks a bit overzealously enhanced, but the image on the whole offers a nice little uptick in overall clarity and definition. Colors...

    High-Def Digest review by M. Enois Duarte
    • Video
      70
    • Shyamalan lets loose The Horde on Ultra HD with a great-looking H.265 encode in HDR10, sure to satisfy fans and 4K enthusiasts. However, compared to its Blu-ray counterpart, the picture quality isn't the...

    • Audio
      80
    • Sadly, the producers of this UHD release saw fit to only unleash The Beast with the same DTS-HD MA 5.1 soundtrack heard on the Blu-ray, which is neither bad nor anything to be thrilled about and which...

    • Extra
      30
    • The Making of Split (HD, 10 min): Cast & crew interviews discuss the plot and characters while sharing some on-set anecdotes and working with others, all mixed with lots of BTS footage.The Many Faces of...

    • Movie
      90
    • There are a lot of us – myself included – who owe M. Night Shyamalan a big, fat apology. I was a huge fan of his early work, such as The Sixth Sense, Unbreakable, and Signs, but – like many of you I suspect...

    • Total
      70
    • Rejoice! The M. Night Shyamalan you thought might never return is back with a passion in Split, one of his best movies in a long, long time. Although M. Night gives us another "twist" ending on this one,...