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Knowing

4K Ultra HD

Blu Ray

  • Score
    65
    from 2 reviewers
  • Knowing
    2009
    121 min
    PG-13
    2K Upscale
    HDR10
    Dolby Vision
    Dolby Atmos

    Director: Alex Proyas

    Actors: Nicolas Cage, Chandler Canterbury, Rose Byrne, Lara Robinson

    Plot: M.I.T. professor John Koestler links a mysterious list of numbers from a time capsule to past and future disasters and sets out to prevent the ultimate catastrophe.

    Disc Release Date: 10 April 2018

    • Video
      75
    • Audio
      77
    • Extra
      52
    • Movie
      65

    all scores

    Blu-ray.com review by Jeffrey Kauffman
    • Video
      90
    • Knowing is presented on 4K UHD courtesy of Lionsgate Films with a 2160p transfer in 2.35:1. In the "different reviewers, different opinions" category, I'm giving Knowing's 1080p version a 4.5 rather than...

    • Audio
      100
    • Knowing has been granted an extremely effective new Dolby Atmos track, one that immediately offers new sonics, including midair placement, of the whispering voices that are haunting little Lucinda. There...

    • Extra
      50
    • Lionsgate has commendably included all of the supplements from the original 1080p Blu-ray release on the new 4K UHD disc, along with one new (very brief) one. Because Marty's review was written so long...

    • Movie
      70
    • It's taken a while, but I believe I've finally figured out how Lionsgate is deciding which of its catalog items to release on 4K UHD. I first started commenting on the seemingly random array of Lionsgate...

    • Total
      70
    • I wasn't quite as enamored of Knowing as Marty was, and so readers who haven't yet seen the film are encouraged (again) to read Marty's original review for comparison's sake. That said, even not loving...

    High-Def Digest review by M. Enois Duarte
    • Video
      80
    • The signs leading to the Ultra HD apocalypse are paved with a great-looking HEVC H.265 encode, giving fans an awesome step up over its Blu-ray counterpart. Immediately apparent is the color timing looking...

    • Audio
      80
    • The end of the world has been upgraded to a mostly satisfying Dolby Atmos soundtrack offering several nice improvements over its predecessor, but Earth's destruction doesn't quite reach the level of demo-worthy....

    • 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
      60
    • In Knowing, an astrophysics professor (Nicolas Cage) is essentially challenged over his deterministic worldview with what he slowly discovers to be evidence for fatalism. Of course, the only proof in his...

    • Total
      60
    • As far as big-budgeted B-movie productions go, audiences can do far worse than Alex Proyas' Knowing, a mystery sci-fi thriller centered around a schlocky premise that fails to pit two philosophical concepts...

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