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The Bridge on the River Kwai

4K Ultra HD

Blu Ray

  • Score
    77
    from 2 reviewers
  • The Bridge on the River Kwai
    1957
    161 min
    PG
    True 4K
    HDR10
    Dolby Atmos

    Director: David Lean

    Actors: William Holden, Alec Guinness, Jack Hawkins, Sessue Hayakawa

    Plot: British POWs build a railway bridge across the river Kwai for their Japanese captors, oblivious of the Allies' plans to destroy it.

    Disc Release Date: 3 October 2017

    • Video
      74
    • Audio
      74
    • Extra
      67
    • Movie
      82

    all scores

    Blu-ray.com review by Martin Liebman
    • Video
      100
    • The Bridge on the River Kwai looks fantastic on this 2160p/HDR-enhanced UHD. The movie is so crisp and clean and amazingly detailed and bountifully colored it practically looks like a brand-new release....

    • Audio
      90
    • The Bridge on the River Kwai's soundtrack has been given a boost to Dolby Atmos, and the presentation thrives on the expanded sound field which is utilized naturally, never with any forced components....

    • Extra
      70
    • The Bridge on the River Kwai contains no new extras on the UHD disc, but it does carry over all of the previously released extras on the bundled Blu-ray. It also, of course, contains the usual Sony UHD...

    • Movie
      100
    • Sony has released David Lean's World War II masterpiece The Bridge on the River Kwai to the UHD format. The disc offers 4K video with HDR colors and a new Dolby Atmos soundtrack. No new extras are included.<img...

    • Total
      90
    • The Bridge on the River Kwai is a quintessential wartime picture that expands on the usual bullets and bombs into a sublime character study and a lesson on film writing and craftsmanship. Sony's UHD is...

    High-Def Digest review by Michael S. Palmer
    • Video
      70
    • The Bridge on the River Kwai debuts on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray featuring an HEVC encode framed in the film's original 2.55:1 aspect ratio. While the movie was restored in 4K for the 2011 Blu-ray, and the press...

    • Audio
      80
    • The Bridge on the River Kwai brings the madness to 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray with a brand new Dolby Atmos mix (7.1 TrueHD compatible) that doesn't have the sonics or dynamic range of a modern Atmos mix, yet,...

    • Extra
      70
    • The Bridge of the River Kwai escapes onto 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray with the same special features as the 2011 Collector's Edition Blu-ray. Therefore, officers will work with enlisted men and I have re-listed...

    • Movie
      100
    • "There is no barbed wire, no stockade, no watch towers. They are not necessary. We are on an island in the jungle…Escape is impossible."The HDD Blog recently ran a great article about the worst Oscar snubs....

    • Total
      90
    • The Bridge on the River Kwai is an epic masterpiece with fantastic characters and one of the best films I've ever seen on the big screen. Though unable to rival the clarity of modern productions, Sony's...