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The Shallows

4K Ultra HD

Blu Ray

  • Score
    78
    from 3 reviewers
  • The Shallows
    2016
    86 min
    PG-13
    2K Upscale
    HDR10
    Dolby Atmos

    Director: Jaume Collet-Serra

    Actors: Blake Lively, Óscar Jaenada, Angelo Josue Lozano Corzo, Joseph Salas

    Plot: A mere 200 yards from shore, surfer Nancy is attacked by a great white shark, with her short journey to safety becoming the ultimate contest of wills.

    Disc Release Date: 27 September 2016

    • Video
      88
    • Audio
      86
    • Extra
      59
    • Movie
      69

    all scores

    • Video
      100
    • The Shallows was filmed digitally using Arri Alexa XT and XT Plus, Red Epic Dragon and, for a few scenes, GoPro Hero 4 Black cameras. As a result the resolution is a combination of 2K, 3.4K and 4K but...

    • Audio
      100
    • The Shallows was released theatrically with a 5.1-channel mix in the Dolby Digital and Datasat formats but for its Ultra HD Blu-ray release, Sony Pictures have created a new Dolby Atmos mix. Only the Ultra...

    • Extra
      60
    • The Ultra HD Blu-ray of The Shallows comes in a two disc set with the regular Blu-ray included, on which you'll find all the extras:Deleted Scenes (HD, 04:46) – These are three short extended scenes, often...

    • Movie
      80
    • The Shallows is a great little aquatic thriller that, despite over-playing its hand in the third act, manages to keep you engaged right up to the end. Nancy is a final year medical student who's mother...

    • Total
      90
    • The Shallows is a fantastic little aquatic thriller that sets up its simple premise and for most of its running time it ratchets up the tension in a very effective manner. A great performance by Blake...

    Blu-ray.com review by Martin Liebman
    • Video
      100
    • The Shallows looked fantastic on 1080p Blu-ray, and the 4K UHD/HDR release takes it a step further. Even as the film was photographed at less than 4K resolution -- primarily 3.4K according to IMDB -- and...

    • Audio
      100
    • Whereas the Blu-ray release of The Shallows contains a DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 lossless soundtrack, the UHD earns a premium Atmos sound mix that, like the video, offers a tangible, enjoyable upgrade over...

    • Extra
      40
    • Beyond Sony's usual assortment of "Moments" (2160p, HDR, Dolby Atmos, here including Nancy [14:28], Memorable Moments [15:15], Survival [11:39], and The Shark [15:39]) and cast and crew stills (which,...

    • Movie
      90
    • This UHD improves on an already stellar BD presentation. There will probably never be a better shark movie than Jaws, Director Steven Spielberg's acclaimed and beloved 1975 film that famously made people...

    • Total
      90
    • The Shallows is just a really good movie. It's slickly made but never feels so, capturing a gritty essence of danger and soulful presentation of the human spirit. With a great led performance, excellent...

    High-Def Digest review by Bryan Kluger
    • Video
      100
    • Sony dives into the deep end with the 4K UHD release of 'The Shallows', which has a HEVC H.265 encode in HDR10 with a 2.39:1 aspect ratio. This release has a digital download code as well as the standard...

    • Audio
      90
    • This UHD release of 'The Shallows' has a English: Dolby Atmos track, where I used a 7.1.2 Atmos speaker setup with the normal 7.1 surround and two overhead speakers, plus a subwoofer powering this sci-fi...

    • Extra
      30
    • When Sharks Attack (HD, 8 Mins.) - A short little interview with a shark attack survivor and some experts discussing shark attacks.Shooting in the Shallows (HD, 6 Mins.) - Some interviews and footage,...

    • Movie
      20
    • Note to filmmakers: When you make a movie, DON’T use slow motion for over 80% of your film, especially in the horror/thriller genre. It takes the audience out of the moment, as is the horrid case with...

    • Total
      60
    • I know a lot of people really enjoyed 'The Shallows', however I am not one of them. I think the film is poorly made, shot, and edited. The story is awful and never really makes any sense. Maybe it's not...