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Aircraft Carrier: Guardian of the Seas

4K Ultra HD

Blu Ray

  • Score
    73
    from 3 reviewers
  • Aircraft Carrier: Guardian of the Seas
    2016
    43 min
    N/A
    True 4K
    HDR10
    Dolby Atmos

    Director: Stephen Low

    Actors: Maurice Dean Wint

    Plot: One of the greatest engineering feats in history, the modern US nuclear carrier is a masterpiece of technology, and the flagship of a fleet. With RIMPAC, the world's most comprehensive ...

    Disc Release Date: 5 February 2019

    • Video
      81
    • Audio
      81
    • Extra
      51
    • Movie
      73

    all scores

    Blu-ray.com review by Jeffrey Kauffman
    • Video
      80
    • Aircraft Carrier: Guardian of the Seas is presented on both Blu-ray and 4K UHD courtesy of Shout! Factory, in a release that does not seem to be tied to a separate standalone (1080p) Blu-ray release. Both...

    • Audio
      80
    • Both the 1080p Blu-ray and 2160p 4K UHD discs boast Dolby Atmos tracks, and while there is intermittent and noticeable engagement of the Atmos channels, predictably with regard to effects like roaring...

    • Extra
      10
    • Shout! offers the same brief slate of supplements on both discs. For the record, the entries below listed as interlaced are from the 1080p Blu-ray; they show up as progressive on the 4K UHD disc. Audience...

    • Movie
      60
    • Even for devoted pacifists who blanch at the thought of another global conflagration erupting and wiping out humanity (a possibility this documentary actually briefly touches on toward its wind up), the...

    • Total
      60
    • Sometime during my childhood when my father was in charge of the Army Reserve component at Washington State's Fort Lewis, he brought me along on a private tour he had been invited to take aboard an aircraft...

    High-Def Digest review by Shannon T. Nutt
    • Video
      70
    • The Ultra HD disc features an HDR boost, but has not been coded with/for Dolby Vision. Still, the images here are impressive (and shown in the 1.78:1 format), but not without problems. Aircraft Carrier...

    • Audio
      80
    • Both the 4K disc and the Blu-ray disc in this release feature an English Dolby Atmos track that, while it doesn't provide the frequent "oomph" of truly reference-quality Atmos, does more than enough to...

    • Extra
      10
    • Note: The bonus features listed below are available to view on both the Ultra HD and the Blu-ray discs.Audience Testimonials (HD 4:40) – This featurette provides some of the audience reactions (just the...

    • Movie
      60
    • Going aboard a large aircraft carrier and exploring the daily job of the military people onboard seems like the perfect topic for the larger-than-life IMAX format. And that's the idea behind director Stephen...

    • Total
      60
    • Like many of Shout! Factory's other 4K documentaries, at times, Aircraft Carrier: Guardian of the Seas can be a feast for the eyes. But a few video glitches (most likely from the source material) and a...

    AVSForum review by Ralph Potts
    • Video
      100
    • The benefits of high dynamic range are as stark as earth toned colors have an added dimension that enlivens shots where they would normally have blended in, being seen as a less provocative background...

    • Audio
      90
    • This is done to good effect when implemented and creates an enriching level of immersion that coincides with the onscreen events nicely. Examples can be found during many of the training sequences featuring...

    • Extra
      50
    • Disc 1: Aircraft Carrier: Guardian of the Seas Ultra HD Blu-ray Disc 2: Aircraft Carrier: Guardian of the Seas Blu-ray · Audience Testimonials · F-35 vs. Bugatti vs. Human Cannonball · Usain Bolt vs. Giraffe...

    • Movie
      80
    • The film presents a look at not only them but, some of our military aircraft, naval warships and the RIM Pacific exercises carried out by participants from Naval Fleets from around the globe. There’s lots...

    • Total
      80
    • It comes to home video in the Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo pack from Shout! Factory featuring sparking Ultra HD video quality, rewarding lossless surround sound, including a Dolby Atmos mix, and a middling supplemental...