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Lord of War

4K Ultra HD

Blu Ray

  • Score
    76
    from 3 reviewers
  • Lord of War
    2005
    122 min
    R
    2K Upscale
    HDR10
    Dolby Vision
    Dolby Atmos

    Director: Andrew Niccol

    Actors: Nicolas Cage, Bridget Moynahan, Jared Leto, Shake Tukhmanyan

    Plot: An arms dealer confronts the morality of his work as he is being chased by an INTERPOL Agent.

    Disc Release Date: 19 March 2019

    • Video
      79
    • Audio
      84
    • Extra
      59
    • Movie
      78

    all scores

    Blu-ray.com review by Jeffrey Kauffman
    • Video
      80
    • Note: Lord of War is presented on 4K UHD courtesy of Lionsgate Films with a 2160p transfer in 2.40:1. The original 1080p Blu-ray was released so early in the high definition era that it was encoded in...

    • Audio
      90
    • As with the video element, the original 1080p Blu-ray release of Lord of War offered audio codecs that are rarely seen nowadays. Lionsgate has commendably upped the sonic ante on this 4K release by offering...

    • Extra
      30
    • One of the admittedly nice things about these sometimes odd Lionsgate 4K UHD releases is that Lionsgate goes to the extra effort of including supplements when none (or few) were available on the original...

    • Movie
      70
    • According to the frequently suspect Wikipedia, the very first Blu-ray discs appeared on June 20, 2006, which means that Lord of War was among the opening salvo of releases, coming out on June 27 of that...

    • Total
      70
    • Lord of War is a surprisingly thoughtful and at times rather provocative look at arms trading. Nicolas Cage has come in for his fair share of brickbats for some of his latter day performances (including...

    High-Def Digest review by M. Enois Duarte
    • Video
      70
    • The villainous yet likable Lord of War arms Ultra HD with a strong and occasionally good-looking HEVC H.265 encode, offering some appreciable enhancements over its previous Blu-ray model. Upscaled from...

    • Audio
      90
    • The crime drama packs some impressive firepower thanks to a well-equipped and highly-satisfying Dolby Atmos soundtrack, greatly improving on the legacy lossy offerings of the Blu-ray.Immediately from the...

    • Extra
      30
    • Unlike its bare-bones Blu-ray predecessor, the Ultra HD disc comes with a few bonus features.Audio Commentary: Writer/director Andrew Niccol rides solo on this commentary track.The Making of Lord of War...

    • Movie
      80
    • Aside from his work in the still-amazing The Truman Show, filmmaker Andrew Niccol has never won me over, and his latest projects have only solidified my view of his skill behind the camera. And yes, this...

    • Total
      70
    • For me, Lord of War is arguably Andrew Niccol's best and strongest directorial effort, telling the morally-troubled tale of an arms dealer questioning, but feeling trapped by, his life decisions. Starring...

    AVSForum review by Ralph Potts
    • Video
      90
    • I noticed that film grain took on more emphasis here and there which some may interpret as background noise, but I didn’t detect any extraneous noise. It’s not an overtly bright film, although there are...

    • Audio
      90
    • I have always enjoyed the film’s opening which follows the path a single bullet makes, from its creation, right through to its firing/target acquisition. The Atmos mix enlivened this sequence, adding enriching...

    • Extra
      60
    • Disc 1: Lord of War Ultra HD Blu-ray Disc 2: Lord of War Blu-ray Legacy Bonus Features Digital Copy...

    • Movie
      80
    • Lord of War was inspired by the real-life exploits of former Soviet military officer Viktor Bout who remade himself as an international arms dealer and blood diamonds trafficker following the break-up...

    • Total
      80
    • It comes to Ultra HD Blu-ray from Lionsgate Home Entertaining in this Combo Pack featuring excellent Ultra HD video, including Dolby Vision HDR, a complimentary Dolby Atmos immersive mix and legacy bonus...