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The Dark Tower

4K Ultra HD

Blu Ray

  • Score
    80
    from 4 reviewers
  • The Dark Tower
    2017
    95 min
    PG-13
    True 4K
    HDR10
    Dolby Vision
    Dolby Atmos

    Director: Nikolaj Arcel

    Actors: Matthew McConaughey, Idris Elba, Tom Taylor, Dennis Haysbert

    Plot: A boy haunted by visions of a dark tower from a parallel reality teams up with the tower's disillusioned guardian to stop an evil warlock known as the Man in Black who plans to use the boy to destroy the tower and open the gates of Hell.

    Disc Release Date: 31 October 2017

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    • Audio
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    • Extra
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    • Movie
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    all scores

    • Video
      100
    • The Dark Tower looms over UK 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray with an outstanding HEVC / H.265 encoded 2160p transfer framed in the movie's original theatrical aspect ratio of 2.40:1 widescreen. The UHD Blu-ray was...

    • Audio
      100
    • The accompanying Dolby Atmos track is a similarly stunning effort, founded upon an already outstanding Dolby TrueHD 7.1 track that it demo and reference in its own right, delivering exceptional coverage...

    • Extra
      60
    • Sony's Ultra HD Blu-ray release doesn't bother to port over any of the extras onto the Ultra HD Blu-ray disc itself, so those who want to explore the background material have to look to the accompanying...

    • Movie
      50
    • Thirty five years and thousands of pages of source material, ten years of production, and a couple of top class actors in the leads and they still couldn't get it right. Stephen King's magnum opus entertained...

    • Total
      70
    • King's world has so much more to offer that whilst this makes for a nominally entertaining ride, it's still a distinctly shallow one However, Sony's 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray release of The Dark Tower affords...

    Blu-ray.com review by Martin Liebman
    • Video
      100
    • The Dark Tower's UHD release supports Dolby Vision. Unfortunately, we are not currently capable of reviewing Dolby Vision but are researching equipment options and will be upgrading in the near future....

    • Audio
      90
    • The Dark Tower's UHD release features a Dolby Atmos soundtrack, which offers a nice step up from the Blu-ray's DTS 5.1 track. While the listens are not fundamentally different -- both maintain heightened...

    • Extra
      50
    • The Dark Tower's UHD release contains all of the core supplements on the bundled Blu-ray disc. The UHD contains only the usual Sony "extras" including a cast and crew still photo tab and a collection of...

    • Movie
      60
    • There are certainly no shortage of movies out there that are based on books, and those movies based on books written by Stephen King tend to be better than most. Sure some of them has flopped or settled...

    • Total
      80
    • The Dark Tower certainly could have been much more, and needed to be much more if it was going to somehow remain faithful to the novels that precede it. But even at a very fast 90 minutes that's more or...

    High-Def Digest review by Bryan Kluger
    • Video
      80
    • The Dark Tower comes with both HDR10 and Dolby Vision options. The film was shot digitally at 3.4.K and 6.5K and then transferred to 4K for this home video release. When comparing the standard Blu-ray...

    • Audio
      90
    • This release comes with a Dolby Atmos mix, which is all sorts of fun and adds height speaker elements from time to time. Sound effects are very loud and robust when it comes to the gun blasts; each fired...

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    • Movie
      20
    • Stephen King's magnum opus, The Dark Tower, was finally released on the big screen after years of fan anticipation. It's just sad to see the final result, which effectively proves how difficult this property...

    • Total
      60
    • The Dark Tower should've rich with character, action, scares, and emotion. Sadly, none of these things are evident in this film adaptation of Stephen King's masterpiece. While Idris Elba tuns in a good...

    AVSForum review by Ralph Potts
    • Video
      93
    • With the limited exposure to Ultra HD sourced from 4K Digital Intermediates we are left to judge based upon what we have seen thus far. In this case the results are excellent....

    • Audio
      92
    • Extra
    • Disc 1: The Dark Tower Ultra HD Blu-ray Disc 2: The Dark Tower Blu-ray  Deleted Scenes  Blooper Reel  A Look Through the Keyhole  Five Featurettes o “Last Time Around” o “The World Has Moved On…” o...

    • Movie
    • I wasn’t familiar with the book series prior to seeing The Dark Tower, but as I generally like it’s type of story/genre, I went into viewing it with an open mind. Unfortunately, the narrative feels rushed,...

    • Total
      93
    • It comes to Blu-ray from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment in this Ultra HD Combo Pack that enhances the image quality while invigorating the listening experience with a solid Dolby Atmos immersive sound...