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The Smurfs

4K Ultra HD

Blu Ray

  • Score
    80
    from 3 reviewers
  • The Smurfs
    2011
    103 min
    PG
    2K Upscale
    HDR10
    Dolby Atmos

    Director: Raja Gosnell

    Actors: Hank Azaria, Neil Patrick Harris, Jayma Mays, Sofía Vergara

    Plot: When the evil wizard Gargamel chases the tiny blue Smurfs out of their village, they tumble from their magical world into New York City.

    Disc Release Date: 28 March 2017

    • Video
      87
    • Audio
      85
    • Extra
      73
    • Movie
      75

    all scores

    • Video
      90
    • The Smurfs was shot using Genesis High Definition cameras and finished with a 2K Digital Intermediate (DI), resulting in a 4K upscale on this Ultra HD Blu-ray disc, although the 2160p presentation, framed...

    • Audio
      100
    • The UHD Blu-ray release of The Smurfs earns itself an upgrade in the aural department too, with a stompingly immersive Dolby Atmos track in comparison to the Blu-ray counterpart's DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1...

    • Extra
      80
    • With little beyond a few stills and 'moments' from the film on the actual Ultra HD Blu-ray disc proper, it's the accompanying Region Free Blu-ray that provides the main extras, which are pretty comprehensive....

    • Movie
      70
    • With the recent release of fully animated Smurfs: The Lost Village, we look back at the previous two blended live action Smurfs titles. Six years ago the Smurfs tumbled out of their magical village and...

    • Total
      80
    • Whilst not desperately imaginative, it's surprisingly fun In the wake of the release of its fully-animated third outing, Smurfs: The Lost Village, we look back at the US 4K release of the first The Smurfs...

    Blu-ray.com review by Martin Liebman
    • Video
      100
    • The Smurfs' visual excellence is clear from the opening shots and continues through the entire movie. Even without comparing to the 1080p release, just watching the movie, and even considering that the...

    • Audio
      90
    • The Smurfs' UHD release upgrades the previous Blu-ray's excellent DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 lossless soundtrack to a Dolby Atmos presentation. Its only drawback is that music tends to lack real verve, playing...

    • Extra
      70
    • There are no true new "supplements" on Sony's UHD release of The Smurfs, but it does include the usual UHD extras including the Cast & Crew tab which includes still photos of the cast and crew (alongside...

    • Movie
      80
    • 1080p Blu to 2160p HDR Blue. Sony has re-released 'The Smurfs' to UHD, joining the sequel which was previously released at format launch. The disc includes a new transfer and a new Atmos soundtrack while...

    • Total
      90
    • It's impossible to watch The Smurfs...

    High-Def Digest review by Matthew Hartman
    • Video
      100
    • Check out our previous Blu-ray Review for the look and appearance of the Standard Blu-ray release. As this is the first CGI Animated/Live Action flick I've viewed on UHD 4k, I wasn't sure what to expect....

    • Audio
      90
    • As I am without a proper Atmos setup, I can only speak to the UHD disc's audio upgrade from the default Dolby True-HD 7.1 standpoint. To that effect, this is a very immersive track. Very much like the...

    • Extra
      60
    • The majority of the bonus features from the previous Blu-ray release have been included with the Standard Blu-ray that was included with this set. It's pretty typical stuff for a kids flick of this sort,...

    • Movie
      70
    • "Oh, I'm Papa Smurf. I'm the head of a small group of blue people, and I live in the forest with 99 sons and one daughter! Nothing weird about that, no, no totally normal!" As Smurfs: The Lost Village...

    • Total
      80
    • It had been a long time since I'd last seen The Smurfs. Even when I saw it, I watched it with a couple of laughing, screaming kids - which was a real delight. Watching it alone, it's still a fun movie,...

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