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The Kid Who Would Be King

4K Ultra HD

Blu Ray

  • Score
    83
    from 3 reviewers
  • The Kid Who Would Be King
    2019
    120 min
    PG
    2K Upscale
    HDR10
    Dolby Atmos

    Director: Joe Cornish

    Actors: Louis Ashbourne Serkis, Denise Gough, Dean Chaumoo, Tom Taylor

    Plot: A band of kids embark on an epic quest to thwart a medieval menace.

    Disc Release Date: 16 April 2019

    • Video
      86
    • Audio
      89
    • Extra
      66
    • Movie
      80

    all scores

    Blu-ray.com review by Jeffrey Kauffman
    • Video
      90
    • Note: The Kid Who Would Be King is presented on 4K UHD courtesy of 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment with a 2160p transfer in 2.38:1. This is another winning looking UHD disc from Fox, one which provides...

    • Audio
      100
    • The Kid Who Would Be King on 4K UHD also benefits from a nice upgrade to a Dolby Atmos track, one which clearly elevates (both literally and figuratively) the listening experience. There are all sorts...

    • Extra
    • There are no supplements on the 4K UHD disc. The 1080p Blu-ray included with this release of course contains all of the supplements listed in our The Kid Who Would Be King Blu-ray review....

    • Movie
      90
    • The Sword in the Stone is frequently cited as one of the less artful (Art[hur]-ful?) animated entries from the sixties' canon of Walt Disney Studios, this despite the fact that it was the last feature...

    • Total
      90
    • Kind of hilariously, one of the first press releases I received months ago when this film was first having its less than spectacular theatrical exhibition (from a box office standpoint, that is), Fox inadvertently...

    High-Def Digest review by Matthew Hartman
    • Video
      90
    • Note: This 4K UHD release comes with HDR10+. This review covers only the standard HDR10 grading. While not being a native 4K release, color me damned impressed with this 2.39:1 216p HDR10 transfer! Detail...

    • Audio
      100
    • The Kid Who Would Be King sits on a nice throne of Dolby Atmos goodness. Now to be fair to the SDR Blu-ray's DTS-HD MA 7.1 mix, that was already a solid track and if it was included here, I'd be a happy...

    • Extra
      60
    • None of the supplemental material for The Kid Who Would Be King is on the actual 4K UHD disc - only the included Blu-ray. For a movie trying to pull off a real-world fantasy film with an impressive amount...

    • Movie
      70
    • For bullied schoolboy Alex (Louis Ashbourne Serkis - Son of Andy), the world is in grim shape. News of global conflict is everywhere. He lives alone with his single mother and hasn't seen his father in...

    • Total
      80
    • I wish I could say that The Kid Who Would Be King was a perfect 80s throwback kids' adventure movie - it isn't. But it gets darn close! My only real hangup here is that it takes a long time to get going...

    AVSForum review by Ralph Potts
    • Video
      94
    • This is a fantasy-based film that is essentially colorful throughout, and this Ultra HD rendering makes the most of its elements. With a discernible increase in detail and emboldened chromatic highlights...

    • Audio
      92
    • This is done very well and creates a tangible level of immersion that coincides with the onscreen events nicely. The mix effectively places effects/sounds within the soundstage which place you within the...

    • Extra
      70
    • Disc 1: The Kid Who Would be King Ultra HD Blu-ray Disc 2: The Kid Who Would be King Blu-ray • Deleted Scenes • Origins of a King • Young Knights • Hair, Makeup & Costume Tests • Merlin’s Magic (x4) •...

    • Movie
      80
    • The Kid Who Would be King doesn’t necessarily break new ground but, writer/director Joe Cornish does his best to freshen up the subject matter with a light, family friendly adventure that is spun to a...

    • Total
      84
    • It comes to Blu-ray in this Ultra HD Combo Pack from 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment featuring excellent overall image and sound quality mated with a solid supplemental package. The Kid Who Would be...