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The Great Wall

4K Ultra HD

Blu Ray

  • Score
    77
    from 3 reviewers
  • The Great Wall
    2016
    103 min
    PG-13
    True 4K
    HDR10
    Dolby Atmos

    Director: Yimou Zhang

    Actors: Matt Damon, Tian Jing, Willem Dafoe, Andy Lau

    Plot: In ancient China, a group of European mercenaries encounters a secret army that maintains and defends the Great Wall of China against a horde of monstrous creatures.

    Disc Release Date: 23 May 2017

    • Video
      85
    • Audio
      88
    • Extra
      60
    • Movie
      63

    all scores

    avforums review by Simon Crust
    • Video
      100
    • The Great Wall was filmed digitally using various Arri Alexa cameras as well as Red Epic and Weapon Dragon cameras, with resolutions of 3.4K and 6K, and was finished as a 4K Digital Intermediate (DI),...

    • Audio
      100
    • The Dolby Atmos track proves to be a superbly immersive experience with some of the best ‘overhead’ action heard to date. Dialogue is mainly centred to the front, sounds very natural and is only occasionally...

    • Extra
      40
    • The UHD disc is bereft of additional material; all the extra features (such as they are) are located on the included Full HD Blu-ray: Deleted and Extended Scenes – Eight in total for a combined run time...

    • Movie
      60
    • Why did you go over the Wall? The Great Wall of China is an amazing achievement; built over several dynasties and stretching for more than 5,500 miles it has long been regarded as an amazing architectural...

    • Total
      80
    • The Great Wall is a frivolous fun fantasy positing that the titular wall was built not to keep out Mongols, but Monsters. When two mercenaries seeking to find ‘Black Powder’ stumble upon the Great Wall,...

    Blu-ray.com review by Martin Liebman
    • Video
      100
    • This one really shines on UHD. For as good as the movie looks on 1080p Blu-ray, this 2160p/HDR-enhanced presentation of The Great Wall, sourced from a 4K digital intermediate, is much better. Color depth...

    • Audio
      100
    • The Great Wall's UHD release features a Dolby Atmos soundtrack, and it's a good one. For much of the film, overhead elements are more complimentary than they are obvious, but several moments, and two standout,...

    • Extra
      40
    • The Great Wall contains deleted and extended scenes and half a dozen brief featurettes, all on the included Blu-ray disc. No extras appear on the UHD disc. AUV/iTunes digital copy code is included with...

    • Movie
      40
    • The Great Wall isn't revisionist history, it's just dumb fantasy. The film, which posits that China's Great Wall -- one of the seven wonders of the world -- was not built to keep invading humans out but...

    • Total
      80
    • The Great Wall is more sophomoric than it is serious. True, not every film can be a dark, gritty, unbearable slice of (make-believe) wartime devastation, but this one just feels too contrived, over-the-top,...

    High-Def Digest review by Matthew Hartman
    • Video
      80
    • With a clear uptick in resolution, detail, and color, The Great Wall stands strong on 4K UHD. Improved detail levels are immediately noticeable. From the costuming to the facial features and makeup work...

    • Audio
      100
    • The Great Wall roars to life with a thunderingly invigorating English/Chinese Dolby Atmos mix. From the first frame to the last, the sound design is intense and sucks you into the picture. While the opening...

    • Extra
      50
    • For a flop of a film, The Great Wall actually enjoys some brief, but decent bonus feature content beyond the simple tried and true EPK filler. Each segment may not be long, but they cover a lot of ground....

    • Movie
      50
    • When you take a moment to consider the global marketplace, you can't fault Hollywood producers for shooting big. 2016's The Great Wall is just the sort of cash cow opportunity producers were hoping to...

    • Total
      70
    • Considering the wonder of the titular structure found within The Great Wall, this film hardly lives up to the name. But it isn't a complete disaster either. For lovers of schlock cinema, you've got another...