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The Scorpion King

4K Ultra HD

Blu Ray

  • Score
    70
    from 2 reviewers
  • The Scorpion King
    2002
    92 min
    PG-13
    True 4K
    HDR10
    DTS:X

    Director: Chuck Russell

    Actors: Dwayne Johnson, Steven Brand, Michael Clarke Duncan, Kelly Hu

    Plot: A desert warrior rises up against the evil army that is destroying his homeland. He captures the enemy's key sorcerer, takes her deep into the desert and prepares for a final showdown.

    Disc Release Date: 18 June 2019

    • Video
      75
    • Audio
      78
    • Extra
      48
    • Movie
      63

    all scores

    Blu-ray.com review by Martin Liebman
    • Video
      90
    • The Scorpion King isn't exactly a stunner of a movie from a purely visual perspective. It's mostly made of shades of earthen brown and beige with sporadic scenes lit warmly by sun or candle inside or under...

    • Audio
      90
    • The track is almost comically amplified. It's fun and robust and has no qualms about throwing anything and everything into, through, and out of every speaker in the DTS:X Master Audio configuration. The...

    • Extra
      40
    • The Scorpion King's UHD disc carries over the audio commentary track with Director Chuck Russell that was included on the 2008 Blu-ray and is also present on the bundled Blu-ray, which appears to be identical...

    • Movie
      60
    • Universal has released Director Chuck Russell's 2002 Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson-starring franchise starter 'The Scorpion King' to the UHD format. The new disc, replacing an aging 2008 Blu-ray (included...

    • Total
      70
    • Overall, this is a very healthy UHD upgrade when compared to a Blu-ray that is more than a decade old and looked fairly good then but pales in comparison to this release. Bright daytime scenes fare much...

    High-Def Digest review by M. Enois Duarte
    • Video
      80
    • The cheesily-entertaining historical fantasy storms the gates of 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray with a great-looking and, at times, excellent HEVC H.265 encode that handily wins over its Blu-ray brethren, making...

    • Audio
      90
    • The sword-and-sandal adventure raids home theaters with a resoundingly bombastic and thunderous DTS:X soundtrack, guaranteed to deliver a rollicking good time and give one's system a healthy workout. On...

    • Extra
      20
    • This Ultra HD edition of the movie ports over the same set of bonuses as the previous Blu-ray.Audio Commentary: With Chuck Russell and can be enjoyed on both discs.U-Control Picture-in-Picture Track: Only...

    • Movie
      60
    • The Scorpion King will only be remembered for two things. It's a weird spinoff prequel set in Stephen Sommers' The Mummy franchise, which itself ignited a direct-to-video film series. More to the point,...

    • Total
      80
    • Ultimately ridiculous, silly and laughably bad, Chuck Russell's The Scorpion King is nonetheless a surprisingly entertaining and fun piece of popcorn escapism. But in the end, the sword-and-sorcery fantasy...