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The Purge: Anarchy

4K Ultra HD

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  • Score
    74
    from 3 reviewers
  • The Purge: Anarchy
    2014
    103 min
    R
    2K Upscale
    HDR10
    DTS:X

    Director: James DeMonaco

    Actors: Frank Grillo, Carmen Ejogo, Zach Gilford, Kiele Sanchez

    Plot: Three groups of people intertwine and are left stranded in the streets on Purge Night, trying to survive the chaos and violence that occurs.

    Disc Release Date: 12 June 2018

    • Video
      76
    • Audio
      84
    • Extra
      54
    • Movie
      73

    all scores

    • Video
      80
    • The Purge: Anarchy gets an Ultra HD Blu-ray release as part of Universal's The Purge Trilogy Ultra HD Blu-ray package, which offers up three pleasingly solid upgrades over the original Blu-ray releases....

    • Audio
      90
    • The audio on this new Ultra HD Blu-ray also gets an upgrade from the original DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 track which accompanied the Blu-ray release, which was already an impressive affair, here enhanced...

    • Extra
      40
    • The Ultra HD Blu-ray release of The Purge Trilogy release doesn't offer anything new in terms of the extras available on the original Blu-ray releases, and doesn't even bother porting the old extras over...

    • Movie
      80
    • The Purge: Anarchy proved a rare DTV sequel, besting its theatrical predecessor, capitalising on having Frank Grillo in the lead, and expanding on the rich premise of this twisted futurescape. Although...

    • Total
      80
    • The Purge may not have been a great start, but at least its premise was rich for mining, as was seen in The Purge: Anarchy, the first of two superior sequels which can be appreciated on the new 4K Ultra...

    Blu-ray.com review by Martin Liebman
    • Video
      70
    • The Purge was digitally photographed at a resolution of 2.8K and finished at 2K. Universal's upscaled 2160p 4K transfer, which has also received HDR color enhancement, offers a modest uptick in textures,...

    • Audio
      100
    • The Purge: Anarchy features a highly satisfying DTS:X Master Audio soundtrack, replacing the well-reviewed DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 lossless soundtrack from the previous Blu-ray release. As with the track...

    • Extra
      30
    • Universal's UHD release of The Purge: Anarchy contains no new extras, and no supplements of any kind. Previously released extras -- a featurette and deleted scenes -- can be found on the bundled Blu-ray...

    • Movie
      60
    • Universal has released all three films in the 'Purge' franchise to UHD in a single boxed set, currently the only way to own the films on the 4K format. Please click here for more on that set.<img src="https://images2.static-bluray.com/reviews/15858_1.jpg"...

    • Total
      70
    • The Purge: Anarchy looks at the yearly purge from a new perspective. While the first film explored a wealthy family holed up in their house and facing danger from the outside, this film takes audiences...

    High-Def Digest review by M. Enois Duarte
    • Video
      70
    • All mayhem breaks loose on the wild streets of Ultra HD with a good-looking but somewhat of a mixed-bag HEVC H.265 encode, which more than likely has been upscaled from the 2K digital intermediate. For...

    • Audio
      80
    • Anarchy reigns supreme thanks to a new DTS:X soundtrack that frankly doesn't improve much on its DTS-HD 5.1 counterpart. In fact, it feels quite similar with much of the action spread throughout the fronts...

    • Extra
      20
    • All the same supplements are ported over from previous home video release, which can be read in more detail in our review of the standard Blu-ray HERE....

    • Movie
      60
    • The first Purge was a clever twist on the home-invasion subgenre, but it was also riddled with a few problematic concerns and some well-intentioned socio-political leanings without fully embracing them....

    • Total
      60
    • Writer and director James DeMonaco returns to his Purge franchise with Anarchy not only for the world-building but to further expand on the sociopolitical ideas only teased about in the first movie. Starring...