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Red Heat

4K Ultra HD

Blu Ray

  • Score
    81
    from 4 reviewers
  • Red Heat
    1988
    104 min
    R
    True 4K
    HDR10
    Dolby Vision

    Director: Walter Hill

    Actors: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jim Belushi, Peter Boyle, Ed O'Ross

    Plot: A tough Russian policeman is forced to partner up with a cocky Chicago police detective when he is sent to Chicago to apprehend a Georgian drug lord who killed his partner and fled the country.

    Disc Release Date: 29 October 2019

    • Video
      85
    • Audio
      83
    • Extra
      73
    • Movie
      77

    all scores

    • Video
      90
    • It's another impressive full-fat native 4K restoration from Studiocanal

    • Audio
      80
    • The best the film has ever sounded

    • Extra
      70
    • Studiocanal also does another commendable job on the extras front

    • Movie
      70
    • Arnie was perfectly cast as the Soviet missile of a man who comes crashing down in Chicago only to get lumped with James Belushi's hot-tempered, wise-cracking local cop

    • Total
      80
    • Perhaps it's not top tier Arnie, nor even the best of the buddy-buddy genre, but it's a thoroughly entertaining ride nonetheless

    Blu-ray.com review by Jeffrey Kauffman
    • Video
      80
    • Red Heat...

    • Audio
      80
    • Dustin wasn't overly excited about the DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 mix on the original Blu-ray, but at least some of what he wasn't enthused about seems to actually be the sound design, which is indeed fairly...

    • Extra
      60
    • Both the 1080p and 2160p discs contain the same supplements, several of which appeared (in standard definition) on the old Lionsgate Blu-ray from 2009. For supplements without a description below, please...

    • Movie
      70
    • Lionsgate continues its efforts to drive home media reviews just a little crazy by offering 4K UHD releases that require said reviewers to figure out whether or not the release is simply (as I've repeatedly...

    • Total
      70
    • Red Heat Recommended....

    High-Def Digest review by M. Enois Duarte
    • Video
      70
    • The cult buddy-cop action favorite walks past airport security packing an overall good-looking HEVC H.265 encode. However, despite reportedly coming from a fresh 4K remaster of the original 35mm camera...

    • Audio
      70
    • Moscow cops land to home theaters with the same DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 soundtrack as its predecessor, but that's not entirely a bad thing since the 80s crime actioner was never known for its audio quality....

    • Extra
      30
    • A pair of new supplements exclusive to this Ultra HD edition is joined by the same collection featured in the 2009 Blu-ray, and they can all be enjoyed on the UHD disc. Arnold Schwarzenegger: The Man Who...

    • Movie
      60
    • Arnold Schwarzenegger was at the height of his A-list career when he was in talks to star in Walter Hill's cult action favorite Red Heat. At the time, the action-blockbuster superstar was also looking...

    • Total
      70
    • In truth, there is nothing particularly special or unique about Walter Hill's Red Heat, as it is the fairly standard, predictable buddy-cop formula. Nevertheless, Hill injects the conventional with topical...

    AVSForum review by Ralph Potts
    • Video
      82
    • For its presentation in Ultra HD Red Heat was rendered from a 2K DI and up-converted to 4K....

    • Audio
      80
    • Extra
      70
    • Disc 1: Red Heat Ultra HD Blu-ray Disc 2: Red Heat Blu-ray • “Arnold Schwarzenegger – The Man Who Raised Hollywood” Featurette • “Political Context of Red Heat” Featurette • “East Meets West” Featurette...

    • Movie
      60
    • I thought that I had clear recollections of liking Red Heat. It’s been years since I have seen it, which was probably when it was on cable TV back in the day, so when I saw the press announcement for its...

    • Total
      73
    • It is making its Ultra HD Blu-ray debut in this Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack from Lionsgate Home Entertainment, featuring underwhelming Ultra HD presentation (which includes Dolby Vision HDR) and, legacy...