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Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets

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  • Score
    70
    from 3 reviewers
  • Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets
    2017
    137 min
    PG-13
    2K Upscale
    HDR10
    Dolby Vision
    Dolby Atmos

    Director: Luc Besson

    Actors: Dane DeHaan, Cara Delevingne, Clive Owen, Rihanna

    Plot: A dark force threatens Alpha, a vast metropolis and home to species from a thousand planets. Special operatives Valerian and Laureline must race to identify the marauding menace and safeguard not just Alpha, but the future of the universe.

    Disc Release Date: 21 November 2017

    • Video
      82
    • Audio
      84
    • Extra
      64
    • Movie
      65

    all scores

    • Video
      90
    • Moving away from its actual content, and looking purely at its technical merits and you find that this is one hell of a good looking film. In fact it's downright stunning. Valerian lands on UK 4K Ultra...

    • Audio
      100
    • Thankfully the visuals aren't the only thing the movie has going for it, with a stunning soundtrack to boot, providing a stunningly immersive aural offering to accompany the visual dreamscape, affording...

    • Extra
      70
    • Even on the extras front, things are pretty impressive. Whilst, ostensibly, the Ultra HD Blu-ray disc itself doesn't port much in the way of extras - with the meat seemingly left for the accompanying Blu-ray...

    • Movie
      50
    • Luc Besson fails to recapture the grand sci-fi-action-comedy blend that made The Fifth Element so magical with this adaptation of the popular French comic book. Despite being one of the most expensive...

    • Total
      70
    • Trim at least half an hour from the saggy middle, strip it down to the simple core narrative, and thus lose the 10 minute 'flashback/recap/exposition' scene towards the end, and then remove every single...

    Blu-ray.com review by Jeffrey Kauffman
    • Video
      90
    • Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets is presented on 4K UHD courtesy of Lionsgate Films with a 2160p transfer in 2.39:1. As I mentioned in our Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets Blu-ray...

    • Audio
      90
    • This release has the same generally outstanding Dolby Atmos track I assessed in our Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets Blu-ray review....

    • Extra
      40
    • With the exception of the Enhancement ModeValerian and the City of a Thousand Planets Blu-ray review. Enhancement Mode is of course available on the standard Blu-ray disc included in this package....

    • Movie
      50
    • Deep Space 8� in 4K.After several months of at least somewhat questionable choices as to which of its releases were chosen for the 4K UHD format, Lionsgate provides consumers with a film that has all the...

    • Total
      60
    • Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets offers a great opportunity for the 4K UHD format to "strut its stuff", so to speak, even when dealing with a 2K DI. This version offers subtle but noticeable...

    High-Def Digest review by M. Enois Duarte
    • Video
      80
    • Valerian rides into danger with a great-looking if also a tad underwhelming HEVC H.265 encode that isn't much sharper than its Blu-ray counterpart. The same slightly softer moments persist and made all...

    • Audio
      80
    • The imaginative sci-fi adventure flick crashes into home theaters with the same excellent if also surprisingly lacking Dolby Atmos soundtrack as the Blu-ray. That level of surprise, of course, largely...

    • Extra
      40
    • Citizens of Imagination: Creating the Universe (HD, 59 min): A worthy and decently interesting documentary detailing the entire production with cast & crew interviews and lots of BTS footage.Enhancement...

    • Movie
      60
    • While I readily admit the following statement is much too soon of a prediction to be making, I'm willing to wager Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets could potentially find a cult following. Frankly,...

    • Total
      60
    • Based on the French sci-fi comics, Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets is the latest from visionary filmmaker Luc Besson. The film, sadly, failed to find an audience in theaters. On home video,...