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The Natural

4K Ultra HD

Blu Ray

  • Score
    84
    from 3 reviewers
  • The Natural
    1984
    138 min
    PG
    True 4K
    HDR10
    Dolby Atmos

    Director: Barry Levinson

    Actors: Robert Redford, Robert Duvall, Glenn Close, Kim Basinger

    Plot: An unknown comes seemingly out of nowhere to become a legendary player with almost divine talent.

    Disc Release Date: 4 June 2019

    • Video
      86
    • Audio
      82
    • Extra
      79
    • Movie
      85

    all scores

    Blu-ray.com review by Martin Liebman
    • Video
      90
    • Sony's 2160p/HDR-enhanced UHD release of The Natural is unmistakably gorgeous. It's finely filmic, holding firm to a generally light but crucial grain structure. One of the opening scenes takes audience...

    • Audio
      80
    • Despite allusions to the contrary, The Natural is not a film to offer a thunderous sort of soundtrack with intense effects. There are certainly a few key sound effects of note and some of the best music...

    • Extra
      80
    • This UHD release of The Natural is notable not only for its 4K video and Atmos audio but also for the inclusion of the Director's Cut of the film (2:23:39) as well as the more familiar Theatrical Cut (2:17:46)....

    • Movie
      100
    • Sony has released Director Barry Levinson's classic 1984 film 'The Natural' to the UHD format. The package includes a new 2160p/HDR video transfer and a Dolby Atmos soundtrack. The bundled Blu-ray is identical...

    • Total
      90
    • Like the best Baseball films (such as Field of Dreams), The Natural is not about the sport but rather the human spirit. It's a remarkable tale of talent, perseverance, and purpose. Sony's UHD is resplendent,...

    High-Def Digest review by David Krauss
    • Video
      90
    • The Natural may not hit a home run on 4K Ultra HD, but most of it looks pretty stunning. Caleb Deschanel earned an Oscar nomination for his beautiful cinematography, and this 2160p/HEVC H.265 transfer...

    • Audio
      80
    • Aside from a couple of expansive baseball scenes, The Natural is a quiet, intimate film filled with pregnant pauses, subdued dialogue, and even a relatively muted music score. It doesn’t really require...

    • Extra
      60
    • Because the 2010 Blu-ray disc is included along with the 4K Ultra HD disc, all the extras from that previous release remain intact. A couple of minor supplements are included on the UHD disc, the most...

    • Movie
      80
    • Many sports historians and fans call baseball “the perfect game.” Its symmetry, complexity, purity of form, and dramatic confrontations have made it the stuff of myth and legend for its legions of rabid...

    • Total
      80
    • A mythical, moralistic, and often majestic tale, The Natural uses baseball to chronicle one man’s spiritual journey and salute his resilience in the face of tragedy and adversity. Though I found director...

    AVSForum review by Ralph Potts
    • Video
      94
    • The Natural, the original Theatrical version and the Directors Cut, were fully restored from the original camera negative, supervised and approved by Director of Photography Caleb Deschanel and Director...

    • Audio
      92
    • I was very pleased with how active the mix is. The use of overhead sound objects elevates proportional correlation...

    • Extra
      90
    • Disc 1: The Natural (Theatrical & Director’s Cut) Ultra HD Blu-ray Disc 2: The Natural (Theatrical version) Blu-ray Legacy Bonus Features Digital Copy...

    • Movie
      90
    • The Natural is an inspiring fable that begins when 14-year-old Roy Hobbs exhibits a natural talent for baseball that is cultivated by his father. When his father is tragically taken from him Roy fashions...

    • Total
      92
    • It’s a fairytale style story that appeals to the imagination and, provides a rewarding level of escapism that makes it both memorable and fun....