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Darkest Hour

4K Ultra HD

Blu Ray

  • Score
    80
    from 3 reviewers
  • Darkest Hour
    2017
    125 min
    PG-13
    True 4K
    HDR10
    Dolby Atmos

    Director: Joe Wright

    Actors: Gary Oldman, Kristin Scott Thomas, Ben Mendelsohn, Lily James

    Plot: In May 1940, the fate of Western Europe hangs on British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, who must decide whether to negotiate with Adolf Hitler, or fight on knowing that it could mean a humiliating defeat for Britain and its empire.

    Disc Release Date: 12 June 2018

    • Video
      86
    • Audio
      81
    • Extra
      61
    • Movie
      81

    all scores

    avforums review by Simon Crust
    • Video
      100
    • Darkest Hour was shot digitally using a combination of Arri Alexa Mini and Arri Alexa SXT Plus cameras with resolutions at 2.8K and finished as a 4K DI, which has presumably been used here for this Ultra...

    • Audio
      80
    • The English Dolby Atmos track is a somewhat subtle affair that plays on naturalism and authenticity to the surround field than anything bombastic. So, effects such as reverb and chatter in the House of...

    • Extra
      50
    • UHD Audio Commentary – With director Joe Wright, whose laid back chat track covers most everything you’d need to know about production, historic facts, performances, locations etc. Blu-ray Audio Commentary...

    • Movie
      70
    • Nations which go down fighting rise again, and those that surrender tamely are finished Some regard Winston Churchill as one of Britain’s greatest Prime Ministers, or even one of the greatest Britons....

    • Total
      80
    • Darkest Hour is a dramatic retelling of Winston Churchill’s first few days in power during the beginning of WWII and the desperate attempt to save the British army trapped on the beaches of Dunkirk, all...

    Blu-ray.com review by Martin Liebman
    • Video
      90
    • Darkest Hour shines brightly on the UHD format. While Universal's delay will certainly mean that some potential buyers will pass on this disc and continue to enjoy a very good Blu-ray, this UHD does indeed...

    • Audio
      90
    • Darkest Hour's UHD release contains the same Dolby Atmos soundtrack as was originally included on the February 2018 Blu-ray release. It offers no significantly distinct and clearly pronounced overhead...

    • Extra
      50
    • Darkest Hour's UHD release contains the same supplements as found on the February 2018 Blu-ray release, which is included in this set. The UHD disc contains no new extras and carries over only the audio...

    • Movie
      90
    • Universal previously released the Oscar-winning Biopic 'Darkest Hour' to Blu-ray earlier in 2018 with no signs of a UHD in sight. But as has become a semi-regular release pattern and practice for Universal,...

    • Total
      80
    • Darkest Hour is not simply a historical, politically dominant wartime film. It's an intimate character portrait that examines Churchill's personal life, his wife's bluntness about their relationship and...

    High-Def Digest review by M. Enois Duarte
    • Video
      90
    • Inspiration to never surrender comes to Ultra HD with a beautiful and great-looking HEVC H.265 encode that offers several welcomed improvements over its already-excellent Blu-ray counterpart. Shot entirely...

    • Audio
      80
    • The bio-drama sets sail to home theaters with the same excellent Dolby Atmos soundtrack enjoyed on the Blu-ray, and while there is plenty worth enjoying and admiring, the front-heavy design is ultimately...

    • Extra
      30
    • All the same supplements are ported over from previous home video release, which can be read in more detail in our review of the standard Blu-ray HERE....

    • Movie
      90
    • “Without victory, there can be no survival.”A number of excellent actors have portrayed British Prime Minister Winston Churchill over the course of several decades, and though I've only seen a fraction...

    • Total
      80
    • Darkest Hour is a riveting biographical drama that details the first tense weeks of Winston Churchill's unexpected ascension to Prime Minister at the height of WWII. Featuring a superb, Oscar-winning performance...

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