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Rocky Mountain Express

4K Ultra HD

Blu Ray

  • Score
    60
    from 2 reviewers
  • Rocky Mountain Express
    2011
    46 min
    N/A
    True 4K
    HDR10
    Dolby Atmos

    Director: Stephen Low

    Actors: N/A

    Plot: A history of the nation's first transcontinental railway accompanies a steam-train ride through the Canadian Rockies.

    Disc Release Date: 12 July 2016

    • Video
      73
    • Audio
      75
    • Extra
      48
    • Movie
      60

    all scores

    Blu-ray.com review by Jeffrey Kauffman
    • Video
      90
    • Rocky Mountain Express 4K is presented on 4K UHD courtesy of Shout! Factory with an HEVC / H.265 encoded 2160p transfer in 1.78:1. As with previous Shout! 4K UHD releases, the label has gone the extra...

    • Audio
      100
    • Rocky Mountain Express features a great sounding Dolby Atmos track (Dolby TrueHD 7.1 core), one which supports the front and center proclivities of the voice over narration, while also providing an extremely...

    • Extra
      50
    • Both the 4K UHD disc and the standard 1080p Blu-ray disc included in this package contain the same supplements: The Romance of Transportation in Canada (1080p; 10:56) is a fun animated piece from 1952...

    • Movie
      60
    • Hell On Wheels: The Complete Fifth Season is due relatively soon on Blu-ray, the first volume in what supposedly brings the long simmering AMC drama to a close. Shows like Hell on Wheels and older series...

    • Total
      60
    • Rocky Mountain Express 4K is gloriously scenic and it contains a lot of admittedly interesting information, but it's a surface deep experience and is therefore best seen as an introduction to its subject...

    High-Def Digest review by Shannon T. Nutt
    • Video
      80
    • 'Rocky Mountain Express' was filmed for IMAX in glorious 70mm and is presented here in 4K at the 1.78:1 aspect ratio. I was unable to find any information about how the 4K version of this title was rendered,...

    • Audio
      80
    • Choo! Choo! 'Rocky Mountain Express' gets rolling with an English Dolby Atmos track, which downmixes to a core 7.1 Dolby TrueHD track for those of us without an Atmos set-up or capability. What I liked...

    • Extra
      20
    • NFB Videos (HD, 32 ½ min.) – This release comes with a pair of short films from the National Film Board of Canada. The first of these is the 1952 animated 'The Romance of Transportation in Canada' (11...

    • Movie
      60
    • 'Rocky Mountain Express' tells the story of the building of Canadian Pacific Railway's route across southern Canada in the 1880s and all the trials and tribulations that took place during the construction...

    • Total
      60
    • If you love trains...or just lush cinematography, you should enjoy the ride through the Canadian countryside that makes up much of 'Rocky Mountain Express'. My only gripe with the movie is that because...