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Kong: Skull Island

4K Ultra HD

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  • Score
    83
    from 4 reviewers
  • Kong: Skull Island
    2017
    118 min
    PG-13
    2K Upscale
    HDR10
    Dolby Atmos

    Director: Jordan Vogt-Roberts

    Actors: Tom Hiddleston, Samuel L. Jackson, Brie Larson, John C. Reilly

    Plot: After the Vietnam war, a team of scientists explores an uncharted island in the Pacific, venturing into the domain of the mighty Kong, and must fight to escape a primal Eden.

    Disc Release Date: 18 July 2017

    • Video
      85
    • Audio
      91
    • Extra
      65
    • Movie
      73

    all scores

    avforums review by Simon Crust
    • Video
      90
    • Kong: Skull Island was filmed digitally using Arri Alexa XT Plus cameras, with a resolution of 3.4K, and was finished using a 2K Digital Intermediate (DI), which presumably formed the basis for this Ultra...

    • Audio
      100
    • The Dolby Atmos soundtrack is out of this world! Right from the off, during the opening credits the effects of the dogfight between the two aircraft, with engine noise and particularly the machinegun fires...

    • Extra
      60
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    • Movie
      70
    • Is that a monkey?Kong: Skull Island, apart from the names in the title, has little to do with previous Hollywood incarnations of the iconic ape; indeed, it is the second in an expanded ‘monsterverse’ of...

    • Total
      80
    • Disc 1 – UHD Audio Commentary – Director Jordan Vogt-Roberts flies solo with this chat track in an informative, geeky, fact-filled, enthusiastic and anecdote-filled talk. Disc 2 – Blu-ray Audio Commentary...

    Blu-ray.com review by Michael Reuben
    • Video
      80
    • (Note: Screenshots accompanying this review have been captured from the standard Blu-ray.Additional captures from that disc can be found here and here.)Kong: Skull Island was completed on a digital intermediate...

    • Audio
      100
    • The 4K disc of K:SI contains the same excellent Dolby Atmos track previously reviewed here....

    • Extra
      60
    • The 4K disc of K:SI contains the same director's commentary that has been previously reviewed.The remaining extras can be found on the included standard Blu-ray; they are listed here....

    • Movie
      70
    • More Monkey BusinessAs recently discussed in my review of the 4K version of Batman and Harley Quinn, Warner's UHDstrategy has often been baffling, but the choice to release Kong: Skull Island�("K:SI")...

    • Total
      80
    • The UHD of Kong: Skull Island is a capable presentation, but as has often been the case with 4Kdiscs sourced from 2K DIs, the improvements are sufficiently subtle and minute as to beg thequestion of whether...

    High-Def Digest review by M. Enois Duarte
    • Video
      80
    • Screengrab is 4K but not HDRKong swings to Ultra HD home theaters with a great-looking and often beautiful H.265 encode in HDR10, which sadly doesn't offer the seismic leap over the Blu-ray one would have...

    • Audio
      90
    • Screengrab is 4K but not HDRKong roars into battle with an often exhilarating Dolby Atmos soundtrack that leaps into action right from the opening moments. It's also featured on the standard Blu-ray. Interestingly,...

    • Extra
      40
    • Screengrab is 4K but not HDRAudio Commentary: Director Jordan Vogt-Roberts rides solo through this decently informative if also pretty dry journey that touches on various aspects of the production while...

    • Movie
      70
    • Kong: Skull Island opens in 1944 with a pair of fighter pilots parachuting onto an unnamed island and their battle to the death is interrupted by a giant gorilla, giving audiences a teaser of things to...

    • Total
      70
    • Screengrab is 4K but not HDRFunctioning like a prequel to 2014's Godzilla, Jordan Vogt-Roberts's Kong: Skull Island is a fun, straightforward monster movie that feels reminiscent of classic matinee adventure...

    AVSForum review by Ralph Potts
    • Video
      94
    • For its presentation in Ultra HD, Kong: Skull Island was derived from a 3.4K source, and rendered from a 2K DI....

    • Audio
      96
    • Extra
    • Disc 1: Kong: Skull Island Ultra HD Blu-ray Disc 2: Kong: Skull Island Blu-ray • Director’s Commentary • Creating a King: Realizing an Icon • Creating a King: Summoning a God • Monarch Files 2.0 • Tom...

    • Movie
    • The story of King Kong has been told on the big screen on numerous occasions. Each has been good in its own right, delivering big ticket thrills via a heartwarming, beauty and the beast type story. Kong:...

    • Total
      95
    • For those that enjoy its genre, Kong: Skull Island is simply a must have. If you’re equipped for Ultra HD Blu-ray and immersive sound, you’re in for a treat....