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Universal Soldier

4K Ultra HD

Blu Ray

  • Score
    82
    from 4 reviewers
  • Universal Soldier
    1992
    102 min
    R
    True 4K
    HDR10
    Dolby Vision

    Director: Roland Emmerich

    Actors: Jean-Claude Van Damme, Dolph Lundgren, Ally Walker, Ed O'Ross

    Plot: Private Luc Deveraux and his sadistic sergeant, Andrew Scott, got killed in Viet Nam. The army uses their bodies for a secret project - reanimating dead soldiers as deadly obedient cyborgs. However, their memories come back too.

    Disc Release Date: 5 November 2019

    • Video
      88
    • Audio
      84
    • Extra
      72
    • Movie
      79

    all scores

    • Video
      90
    • Another fabulous full-fat native 4K restoration from Studiocanal, doing a superb restoration job with the original 35mm print, remastered with Dolby Vision as the cherry on top

    • Audio
      80
    • A very good DTS-HD Master Audio track

    • Extra
      80
    • Studiocanal also does another good job on the extras front (again commendably porting them over to the 4K Ultra HD disc itself)

    • Movie
      70
    • Van Damme's first 'blockbuster', Universal Soldier was the perfect vehicle for him and Lundgren

    • Total
      80
    • It may not be a 'good' movie, but, in its own way, it's a memorable and very entertaining 90s action 'classic'

    Blu-ray.com review by Jeffrey Kauffman
    • Video
      80
    • Note: Universal Soldier is presented in 4K UHD courtesy of Lionsgate Films and StudioCanal with a 2160p transfer in 2.35:1. As stated above, this release seems to be offering a new 1080p version as well,...

    • Audio
      80
    • While the DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 mix on both discs in this release offers a recreation of a soundtrack which isn't completely up to today's hyperbolic sound design standards, I was generally more favorably...

    • Extra
      30
    • Both the 1080p and 2160p discs sport the same supplements (video supplements on the 1080p Blu-ray disc are in 480i and on the 2160p disc in 1080p): Commentary from Roland Emmerich, Jean-Claude Van Damme,...

    • Movie
      60
    • So, what's it going to be this time: a recycled and some might argue dated 1080p Blu-ray packaged with a "new, improved" 2160p version on a 4K UHD disc, or a telltale "really new and improved" 1080p transfer...

    • Total
      60
    • Universal Soldier is described in one of the supplements as a "mini-Terminator", and that description probably suffices as well as any, but it may also point up the fact that the film often feels derivative....

    High-Def Digest review by M. Enois Duarte
    • Video
      80
    • Emmerich's cult actioner marches into Ultra HD with an excellent and occasionally dazzling HEVC H.265 encode, rewarding loyal fans with several impressive enhancements over its Blu-ray comrade. Reportedly...

    • Audio
      70
    • The war to rediscover a soldier's humanity storms home theaters with the same DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 soundtrack enjoyed on the previous Blu-ray. While an object-based track would have been a welcomed...

    • Extra
      20
    • For this UHD edition, the same collection of supplements are ported over from the 2009 Blu-ray release. Audio CommentariesGuns, Genes and Fighting Machines (1080i/60, 19 min)Behind the Scenes (1080i/60,...

    • Movie
      50
    • Some movies, we love because they're genuinely good cinematic treasures. Others because they continue to make us laugh years later no matter their objective quality — the so bad, they're good type. And...

    • Total
      70
    • Roland Emmerich's Universal Soldier is a gloriously dumb romp littered with just enough explosive spectacle and amusing fight choreography to make it decent escapism. Featuring the stale, wooden performances...

    AVSForum review by Ralph Potts
    • Video
      100
    • The video restoration featured on this Ultra HD rendering is something to behold. This is a beautifully crafted film, both in narrative, and scope...

    • Audio
      86
    • Extra
      90
    • Disc 1: The Wizard of Oz Ultra HD Blu-ray • Commentary by John Fricke with Barbara Freed-Saltzman, Margaret Hamilton, Ray Bolger, Jack Haley, John Lahr, Jane Lahr, Hamilton Meserve, Dona Massin, William...

    • Movie
      100
    • Based on L. Frank Baum’s treasured book series, The Wizard Of Oz was judged the best family film of all time by American Film Institute and literally needs no introduction. It truly is a timeless classic...

    • Total
      94
    • It truly is a timeless classic and a glistening diamond in American Cinema. Its widely anticipated release in Ultra High Definition has arrived and the results are spectacular...