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The Hunt for Red October

4K Ultra HD

Blu Ray

  • Score
    82
    from 4 reviewers
  • The Hunt for Red October
    1990
    135 min
    PG
    True 4K
    HDR10
    Dolby Vision

    Director: John McTiernan

    Actors: Sean Connery, Alec Baldwin, Scott Glenn, Sam Neill

    Plot: In November 1984, the Soviet Union's best submarine Captain in their newest sub violates orders and heads for the U.S. Is he trying to defect or to start a war?

    Disc Release Date: 24 September 2018

    • Video
      84
    • Audio
      85
    • Extra
      64
    • Movie
      91

    all scores

    • Video
      80
    • It's not demo for the format, but it's the best the film has ever looked.

    • Audio
      80
    • A very good, albeit far from exceptional, accompaniment.

    • Extra
      50
    • The 4K disc ports over the old Director's Commentary, whilst you have to flip to the Blu-ray to get the original Documentary and Trailer.

    • Movie
      90
    • An outstanding Cold War action-thriller that set high standards for the films that would follow.

    • Total
      80
    • The film still has such enduring appeal after almost 30 years.

    Blu-ray.com review by Martin Liebman
    • Video
      80
    • The Hunt for Red October's 2160p/Dolby Vision-enhanced UHD presentation is an unequivocal improvement over the 2008 Blu-ray release, but it's not an "eye candy" type of image. The movie natively lacks...

    • Audio
      80
    • The Hunt for Red October's UHD disc includes the same Dolby TrueHD 5.1 lossless soundtrack from the 2008 Blu-ray. For a full audio review, please click here....

    • Extra
      30
    • The UHD release of The Hunt for Red October contains no new bonus content, but the disc does carry over the John McTiernan commentary track. It's buried in the language options rather than found under...

    • Movie
      100
    • Paramount has released Director John McTiernan's 1990 Cold War submarine thriller 'The Hunt for Red October' to the UHD format. The disc, which is currently exclusive to a five-film Jack Ryan box set,...

    • Total
      80
    • Even decades into the post-Cold War world, The Hunt for Red October remains a thrilling exploration of politics, military might, and the human condition. John McTiernan directs with confidence and finesse,...

    High-Def Digest review by M. Enois Duarte
    • Video
      70
    • The hunt to prevent WWIII intensifies on Ultra HD with an excellent HEVC H.265 encode that offers an excellent improvement over the Blu-ray. Shot on traditional 35mm film, the 2160p video appears faithful...

    • Audio
      80
    • The espionage thriller dives into the deep depths of Ultra HD with the same Dolby TrueHD 5.1 soundtrack enjoyed on the Blu-ray, which delivers an excellent presentation that awesomely complements the visuals....

    • Extra
      30
    • All the same supplements are ported over from previous home video releases, which can be read in more detail in our review of the standard Blu-ray HERE....

    • Movie
      100
    • As far as combat films centered around submarines go, The Hunt for Red October easily ranks as one of the best and masterly crafted, earning its position over the last couple decades alongside Wolfgang...

    • Total
      70
    • Based on the 1984 novel of the same name by Tom Clancy, The Hunt for Red October is a masterful espionage thriller in the guise of a combat film about a dangerous high-tech submarine going off course....

    AVSForum review by Ralph Potts
    • Video
      89
    • A film like The Hunt for Red October has an aesthetic that incorporates film grain and the use of optics that won’t result in the type of high gloss, tack-like sharpness of a film shot using digital cameras...

    • Audio
      86
    • Extra
      50
    • Disc 1: The Hunt for Red October Ultra HD Blu-ray Disc 2: The Hunt for Red October Blu-ray Legacy Bonus Material Digital Copy...

    • Movie
      90
    • It should be noted that this Ultra HD release is only available as part of the Jack Ryan 5-film Collection Ultra HD release....

    • Total
      79
    • It comes to Blu-ray from Paramount Home Distribution in this Ultra HD Combo Pack that features faithful overall Ultra HD video quality, complimentary lossless sound, and legacy supplements. The Hunt for...

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