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Air Force One

4K Ultra HD

Blu Ray

  • Score
    76
    from 3 reviewers
  • Air Force One
    1997
    124 min
    R
    True 4K
    HDR10
    Dolby Atmos

    Director: Wolfgang Petersen

    Actors: Harrison Ford, Gary Oldman, Glenn Close, Wendy Crewson

    Plot: Communist Radicals hijack Air Force One with The U.S. President and his family on board. The Vice President negotiates from Washington D.C., while the President, a Veteran, fights to rescue the hostages on board.

    Disc Release Date: 6 November 2018

    • Video
      85
    • Audio
      86
    • Extra
      50
    • Movie
      76

    all scores

    Blu-ray.com review by Martin Liebman
    • Video
      100
    • Air Force One released to theaters in the summer of 1997 at a time when film, not digital, still ruled the cinema landscape. This 2160p/HDR-enhanced presentation, sourced from a 4K scan, looks terrific...

    • Audio
      100
    • The 2009 Blu-ray release of Air Force One contained only one English language track, a 5.1 TrueHD presentation. This release replaces that with a Dolby Atmos presentation as well as an English DTS-HD Master...

    • Extra
      30
    • Sony's 2009 Blu-ray release was a little skimpy on extras, containing only a director's commentary. For the film's 4K UHD release, Sony has carried over that commentary on the UHD disc and added one additional...

    • Movie
      80
    • Sony again returns to the vault to release another of its popular, and shot-on-film, catalogue titles to the UHD format with the Harrison Ford Action film 'Air Force One.' This UHD features a new 2160p/HDR-enhanced...

    • Total
      80
    • Air Force One greatly benefits from the 4K/HDR treatment and may be one of the more extreme makeovers from Blu-ray to UHD. The 2009 BD was not at all bad in its day but pales in comparison to Sony's new...

    High-Def Digest review by M. Enois Duarte
    • Video
      80
    • Wolfgang Petersen's political action thriller makes a smooth landing on the Ultra HD runway thanks to an excellent HEVC H.265 encode that safely delivers a notable upgrade over the Blu-ray. Reportedly...

    • Audio
      90
    • Petersen's Die Hard knockoff on Air Force One is hijacked by a terrific and highly capable Dolby Atmos soundtrack that nicely improves on an already outstanding TrueHD track enjoyed on the Blu-ray. Surrounds...

    • Extra
      10
    • The UHD shares the same commentary track heard on the Blu-ray, but Sony also throws in the original theatrical trailer for good measure.Audio Commentary: Director Wolfgang Peterson is informative and talky,...

    • Movie
      70
    • There was a time, not too long ago, when Die Hard was its own genre.Sometimes this was a good thing — Speed, after all, was Die Hard on a bus. Ditto, the colossally underrated Jean-Claude Van Damme action...

    • Total
      70
    • Of all the Die Hard knockoffs that flooded theaters throughout the 1990s, Wolfgang Petersen's Air Force One is certainly one of the better imitators, a political action thriller that actually delivers...

    AVSForum review by Ralph Potts
    • Video
      90
    • The interior shots of Air Force One, the situation room and President Petrov’s office revealed delineated and natural color rendering as well as an uptick in fine detail, not present on the 1080p rendering...

    • Audio
      90
    • I noticed that the front overhead channels were used for adding depth to the soundstage while the rear overhead channels contained more discrete sound objects/effects. In addition to things like overhead...

    • Extra
      20
    • Disc 1: Air Force One Ultra HD Blu-ray Disc 2: Air Force One Blu-ray (2009 Release) Director Audio Commentary Theatrical Trailer Digital Copy...

    • Movie
      70
    • The fate of the nation rests on the courage of one man. Harrison Ford and Gary Oldman star in Wolfgang Petersen’s gripping thriller about an uncompromising U.S. President who has just told the world he...

    • Total
      68
    • This is another strong catalog title release on Ultra HD Blu-ray Disc from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. It features beautifully restored Ultra HD video, an entertaining and complimentary Dolby Atmos...