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Brightburn

4K Ultra HD

Blu Ray

  • Score
    79
    from 3 reviewers
  • Brightburn
    2019
    90 min
    R
    2K Upscale
    HDR10
    Dolby Atmos

    Director: David Yarovesky

    Actors: Elizabeth Banks, David Denman, Jackson A. Dunn, Abraham Clinkscales

    Plot: What if a child from another world crash-landed on Earth, but instead of becoming a hero to mankind, he proved to be something far more sinister?

    Disc Release Date: 20 August 2019

    • Video
      78
    • Audio
      86
    • Extra
      74
    • Movie
      74

    all scores

    • Video
      70
    • Although a solid upgrade, the 1080p SDR Blu-ray already did an excellent job with the material, leaving differences here largely down to subtle uptick and gentle nuances

    • Audio
      90
    • More striking is the upgrade to Atmos

    • Extra
      60
    • A decent enough selection

    • Movie
      60
    • Brightburn has nothing to do with Superman, but it may as well be a "what if?" scenario for a pre-teen Clark Kent

    • Total
      70
    • Brightburn hasn't got much more than its USP to sell you on the journey

    Blu-ray.com review by Martin Liebman
    • Video
      70
    • Brightburn arrives on the UHD format with a 2160p/HDR transfer. This is a fairly standard-issue UHD upgrade for a digitally shot movie and an upscaled 4K resolution from a 2K digital intermediate. Textural...

    • Audio
      100
    • This is a very potent Dolby Atmos soundtrack. Bass is intense as the film opens. The ominous beats build in volume and low end intensity. The low end is the dominant force throughout, both in its defining...

    • Extra
      50
    • Brightburn's UHD disc carries over the audio commentary but otherwise leaves all extras to the bundled Blu-ray which also contains that same commentary and three featurettes (it's also worth noting that...

    • Movie
      50
    • Brightburn tells the story of a 12-year-old super villain named Brandon (Jackson A. Dunn), an alien boy whose space ship crash landed in Kansas and who was adopted by loving parents but who listens to...

    • Total
      70
    • Brightburn feels like an incomplete movie. There is essentially no third act, at least not within a more traditionally structured story. The film introduces the character and sees him grow into his powers...

    High-Def Digest review by Michael S. Palmer
    • Video
      90
    • I saw Apocalypse Now in 70mm for the first time at a London IMAX during college. These were the days before the digital up-conversions when IMAX cinemas were still showing documentaries. Despite a few...

    • Audio
      90
    • Much like the video, reviewing a remixed Dolby Atmos track for a 40-year-old movie isn't cut-n-dry. On one hand, I adore the way this movie sounds, with helicopters buzzing overhead and true jungle immersion...

    • Extra
      100
    • Apocalypse Now surfs back onto home video with what's, in my opinion, the most complete collection of bonus features I've seen outside of The Lord of the Rings trilogy. I'm sure there's probably something...

    • Movie
      100
    • In this lose retelling of Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness, a broken man returns to the jungles of Vietnam on a mission to terminate -- with extreme prejudice -- a US Colonel who has gone insane. And...

    • Total
      100
    • As one of my favorite all-time movies, it's great to see Apocalypse Now get such reverential treatment on home video. In an era with far too few genuine special editions, this Final Cut release boasts...