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Joker

4K Ultra HD

Blu Ray

  • Score
    86
    from 4 reviewers
  • Joker
    2019
    122 min
    R
    True 4K
    HDR10
    Dolby Vision
    Dolby Atmos

    Director: Todd Phillips

    Actors: Joaquin Phoenix, Robert De Niro, Zazie Beetz, Frances Conroy

    Plot: In Gotham City, mentally troubled comedian Arthur Fleck is disregarded and mistreated by society. He then embarks on a downward spiral of revolution and bloody crime. This path brings him face-to-face with his alter-ego: the Joker.

    Disc Release Date: 7 January 2020

    • Video
      93
    • Audio
      91
    • Extra
      63
    • Movie
      88

    all scores

    avforums review by Simon Crust
    • Video
      100
    • A stunning image

    • Audio
      90
    • A terrific track

    • Extra
      30
    • A few short extras

    • Movie
      90
    • The film sits in a unique position of being able to both appease fan and newcomers alike

    • Total
      90
    • Joker is not your typical origin story, neither is it a comic book interpretation; it is new, bold and completely enthralling

    Blu-ray.com review by Randy Miller III
    • Video
      100
    • Joker was shot entirely on digital with a variety of high-res Arri Alexa cameras, some as high as 5.1K (5120x2880), and finished at a true 4K digital intermediate. This means that Warner Bros.' 4K disc...

    • Audio
      100
    • Equally as impressive is Joker's Dolby Atmos mix, which unfolds to Dolby TrueHD 7.1 if your receiver doesn't support the format. Both tracks are as crystal-clear and enveloping as expected, with extremely...

    • Extra
      40
    • Joker arrives on 4K in a dual-hubbed keepcase with character-focused cover art and a matching, matte-finish slipcover. The extras, all on the included Blu-ray copy, are surprisingly limited and include...

    • Movie
      80
    • Sympathy for the Devil.NOTE: All screenshots in this review are sourced from the included Blu-ray disc at their original 1920x1080 resolution. For an additional 20 images, please refer to my review of...

    • Total
      70
    • Todd Phillips' Joker is a movie America deserves, but not the one it needs right now. Yet while this volatile, beautifully composed character study will surely be misunderstood by some of its target audience...

    High-Def Digest review by M. Enois Duarte
    • Video
      90
    • The lunatics have taken over the Ultra HD asylum dressed to the heavily-stylized nines and looking surprisingly snazzier than its HD SDR counterpart. The visually captivating HEVC H.265 encode beautifully...

    • Audio
      90
    • Political chaos wreaks havoc to home theaters thanks to an exceptionally awesome Dolby Atmos soundtrack, shining brightly from the thick of Gotham's slums with several demo-worthy segments. The few action...

    • Extra
      20
    • The Ultra HD comes with the same disappointingly small set of bonuses as the Blu-ray.Joker: Vision & Fury (HD, 23 min)Joker: A Chronicle of Chaos (HD, 3 min)Please Welcome . . . Joker! (HD, 3 min)Becoming...

    • Movie
      100
    • With so much to marvel at and draw a deeper meaning in Todd Phillips' surprisingly masterful and darkly poignant Joker, the use of stairs arguably provides the most evocative and significant visual. Within...

    • Total
      90
    • Right from the start, Todd Phillips' Joker drowns the audience in an atmosphere of poverty and hopelessness, made to witness the disturbingly, gut-wrenching misery of Arthur Fleck, an aspiring comedian...

    AVSForum review by Ralph Potts
    • Video
      100
    • This isn’t an overtly colorful film. Other than several well-chosen moments where sepia tones and rich chromatic variants are used, the film doesn’t make for especially eye-catching levels of color...

    • Audio
      92
    • This is done to very good effect and creates a tangible level of immersion that coincides with the onscreen events nicely. During the first act, there are several instances where the mix generates a noticeable...

    • Extra
      60
    • Disc 1: Joker Ultra HD Blu-ray Disc 2: Joker Blu-ray Joker: Vision & Fury Becoming Joker Please Welcome…Joker! Joker: A Chronicle of Chaos Digital Code...

    • Movie
      80
    • Joker centers around an origin of the iconic arch nemesis of one of DC’s biggest heroes and is an original, standalone story not seen before on the big screen. Todd Phillips’ exploration of Arthur Fleck,...

    • Total
      83
    • For me, it turned out to be better than I’d hoped. In that light it comes highly recommended on Blu-ray....