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Life

4K Ultra HD

Blu Ray

  • Score
    76
    from 3 reviewers
  • Life
    2017
    104 min
    R
    2K Upscale
    HDR10
    Dolby Atmos

    Director: Daniel Espinosa

    Actors: Hiroyuki Sanada, Ryan Reynolds, Rebecca Ferguson, Jake Gyllenhaal

    Plot: A team of scientists aboard the International Space Station discover a rapidly evolving life form that caused extinction on Mars and now threatens all life on Earth.

    Disc Release Date: 20 June 2017

    • Video
      83
    • Audio
      84
    • Extra
      46
    • Movie
      61

    all scores

    Blu-ray.com review by Martin Liebman
    • Video
      90
    • Life's Blu-ray generally looks just fine with a few caveats, but the UHD offers up a fairly sizable improvement and, at times, almost puts its 1080p counterpart to shame. The 2160p/HDR-enhanced image offers...

    • Audio
      100
    • The short review: take the review for the Blu-ray's DTS-HD Master Audio 7.1 lossless soundtrack, amplify the superlatives a bit with some overhead goodness, and consider that the review for this disc's...

    • Extra
      50
    • Life features a hodgepodge of featurettes and a few deleted scenes on the included Blu-ray disc. The UHD disc contains only the standard Sony extras: a few cast and crew still images and a collection of...

    • Movie
      50
    • A strong upgrade in picture quality over the Blu-ray.Art imitates life, and Life imitates movies like Alien. It's not a poor man's recreation of Ridley Scott's genre masterpiece, but it is a derivative...

    • Total
      70
    • Life may not captivate, but it offers just enough entertainment value to keep the viewer interested. It's as predictable as the day is long and the performances (and the script) are a drag, but the filmmakers...

    High-Def Digest review by M. Enois Duarte
    • Video
      80
    • Astronauts make first contact via a beautiful and sometimes impressive HEVC H.265 encode in HDR10, delivering an upgrade over the Blu-ray. One of the biggest differences from its SDR counterpart is the...

    • Audio
      80
    • Unfortunately, unlike the video, the Dolby Atmos soundtrack, which is exclusive to the UHD, doesn't offer as much a difference as its 7.1 DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack. In fact, they are pretty comparable,...

    • Extra
      10
    • Life: In Zero G (HD, 7 min): Cast & crew interviews discussing the challenges of filming as though floating in space and maintaining the illusion mixed with lots of BTS footage throughout. Creating Life:...

    • Movie
      70
    • In no unsubtle terms, Daniel Espinosa's Life aspires to be the next Alien. Or at the very least, owes a great deal to the Ridley Scott sci-fi horror classic, practically mimicking the 1979 film both visually...

    • Total
      60
    • Taking inspiration from Ridley Scott's classic Alien, Daniel Espinosa's Life surprises with a well-paced and deceptively entertaining sci-fi thriller that features a good deal of drama and characterization...

    AVSForum review by Ralph Potts
    • Video
      100
    • For its presentation in Ultra HD, Life was derived from a mix of 3.4K and 6.5K sources, and rendered from a 2K DI. With the limited exposure to Ultra HD sourced from 4K Digital Intermediates we are left...

    • Audio
      96
    • Extra
    • Disc 1: Life Ultra HD Blu-ray Disc 2: Life Blu-ray 6 Deleted Scenes Claustrophobic Terror: Creating a Thriller in Space – 7 minute featurette Life: In Zero G – 7 minute featurette Creating Life: The Art...

    • Movie
    • I am most definitely a fan of the sci-fi horror thriller genre and eagerly awaited Life’s arrival on my doorstep. The trailer looked interesting, but didn’t contain anything that led me to believe that...

    • Total
      98
    • It comes to Ultra HD Blu-ray in this Combo Pack from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment that features top notch Ultra HD video, engaging lossless surround sound, including an engaging Dolby Atmos immersive...