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Stand by Me

4K Ultra HD

Blu Ray

  • Score
    87
    from 4 reviewers
  • Stand by Me
    1986
    89 min
    R
    True 4K
    HDR10
    Dolby Atmos

    Director: Rob Reiner

    Actors: Wil Wheaton, River Phoenix, Corey Feldman, Jerry O'Connell

    Plot: After the death of one of his friends, a writer recounts a childhood journey with his friends to find the body of a missing boy.

    Disc Release Date: 27 August 2019

    • Video
      89
    • Audio
      87
    • Extra
      76
    • Movie
      90

    all scores

    avforums review by Simon Crust
    • Video
      80
    • Stand by Me was shot using Panaflex Cameras on 35mm film. This 2019 UHD release was made using the original camera negative which was scanned at 4K resolution and has been used for this Ultra HD Blu-ray...

    • Audio
      80
    • The newly mixed Dolby Atmos track is slight overkill for what is a very talky movie. There is one obvious winning effect though; when Vern is under the veranda listening to his brother talking about the...

    • Extra
      60
    • UHD Deleted and Alternate Scenes – 8 scenes, running at 6 minutes, of questionably quality, titled: Through the fence, Boys get ready to leave, Am I weird?, Chris’ final speech, Train trestle, Smell hit...

    • Movie
      80
    • The Body, the short story by Stephen King upon which this film is based, was originally in the aptly named Different Seasons, a selection of four novellas that whilst having a grisly element were not out...

    • Total
      80
    • Stand by Me is a terrific coming of age story about four boys walking to see a dead body. Rob Reiner directs to acclaim with the young cast showing a maturity and innate chemistry that propels the narrative...

    Blu-ray.com review by Martin Liebman
    • Video
      100
    • Stand by Me shines on UHD courtesy of Sony's brilliant 2160p/HDR presentation. The HDR color enhancement reinvigorates the movie. White luminance is striking right out of the gate. "Columbia Pictures Presents"...

    • Audio
      90
    • Stand by Me features a Dolby Atmos soundtrack, which one might consider to be overkill for a film with few opportunities to sonically shine, but it's actually quite a nice and well-rounded complimentary...

    • Extra
      90
    • Stand by Me's UHD disc includes several new deleted and alternate scenes. The bundled Blu-ray is identical to that which Sony released in 2011. Below is a listing of the new deleted scenes and the extras...

    • Movie
      100
    • Sony has released Director Rob Reiner's 1986 classic 'Stand By Me' to the UHD format. The new UHD disc includes 2160p/HDR video, Dolby Atmos audio, and a new collection of deleted and alternate scenes...

    • Total
      90
    • Stand By Me stands as one of the giants of the 1980s, a quintessential coming-of-age classic that is also one of the rare examples of a film besting the source story, a particularly noteworthy accomplishment...

    High-Def Digest review by M. Enois Duarte
    • Video
      90
    • The classic coming-of-age drama goes on a journey through the woods of Ultra HD and discovers a stunningly gorgeous HEVC H.265 encode, leaving the Blu-ray behind to fend for itself against the junkyard...

    • Audio
      90
    • Adding to the enjoyment, this UHD edition of Stand by Me also comes home with three audio options, each providing their own level of enjoyment depending on the owner: Dolby Atmos, English DTS-HD Master...

    • Extra
      40
    • For this Ultra HD edition of Stand by Me, Sony Pictures offers one new, exclusive bonus feature while the same set of supplements as before are on the accompanying Blu-ray disc. Ultra HD DiscDeleted &...

    • Movie
      90
    • As a fan of Stephen King while growing up, it was pretty much guaranteed I'd fall in love with Rob Reiner's Stand by Me, an adaptation of the famed author's short novella "The Body." And it wasn't simply...

    • Total
      90
    • Following four boys while on a quest to see a dead body, Rob Reiner's Stand by Me slowly opens up into more than a simple journey of morbid curiosity. Based on the Stephen King novella, the film becomes...

    AVSForum review by Ralph Potts
    • Video
      90
    • Stand by Me has an aesthetic that incorporates film grain and the use of optics that won’t result in the type of high gloss, tack-like sharpness of a film shot using digital cameras. This isn’t a problem...

    • Audio
      88
    • This is done to very good effect, correlating with the onscreen events quite nicely as the most minute audio cues are fully realized. Based upon the subject matter, I appreciated the fact that the sound...

    • Extra
      70
    • Disc 1: Stand by Me Ultra HD Blu-ray All New: Never-Before-Seen Deleted and Alternate Scenes Disc 2: Stand by Me Blu-ray Legacy Bonus Material...

    • Movie
      100
    • I was 11 going on 12 the first time I saw ‘Stand By Me’…. I remember seeing it in the theatrically, then many, many times when it came out on VHS. I was lucky enough to grow up in a time where taking off...

    • Total
      87
    • It’s making its debut on Ultra HD Blu-ray in this Combo Pack from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment that features beautifully restored Ultra HD video, a complimentary Dolby Atmos immersive sound mix, and...