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Watchmen

4K Ultra HD

Blu Ray

  • Score
    76
    from 3 reviewers
  • Watchmen
    2009
    162 min
    R
    2K Upscale
    HDR10

    Director: Zack Snyder

    Actors: Malin Akerman, Billy Crudup, Matthew Goode, Jackie Earle Haley

    Plot: In 1985 where former superheroes exist, the murder of a colleague sends active vigilante Rorschach into his own sprawling investigation, uncovering something that could completely change the course of history as we know it.

    Disc Release Date: 19 July 2016

    • Video
      71
    • Audio
      84
    • Extra
      69
    • Movie
      79

    all scores

    avforums review by Simon Crust
    • Video
      70
    • Watchmen was shot on Super 35mm film using the Arriflex 435 camera but was finished using a 2K Digital Intermediate (DI), which presumably formed the basis for this Ultra HD Blu-ray release. The film was...

    • Audio
      80
    • The disc has a Dolby TrueHD 5.1 surround track and right from the off it places you in the centre of the action. Effects, such as weather, traffic, breaking furniture, gun shots, punches, kicks and breaking...

    • Extra
      80
    • The Ultra HD Blu-ray has no extra features, just the Ultimate version of the film Full HD Director’s Cut Blu-ray – Houses the Director’s cut of the film as well as the Maximum Movie Mode, the all-out behind-the-scenes...

    • Movie
      70
    • The accumulated filth of all their sex and murder will foam up about their waists and all the whores and politicians will look up and shout "Save us!"... and I'll whisper "no." Watchmen, the comic book...

    • Total
      70
    • Watchmen: The Ultimate Cut is director Jack Snyder’s love letter to the comic book of the same name that redefined a genre and became a classic of its time. There is no denying the technical achievement...

    Blu-ray.com review by Martin Liebman
    • Video
      70
    • Who watches The Watchmen...in 4K? Warner Bros.' 2160p/HDR-enhanced presentation of Watchmen will certainly prove controversial. First, the UHD release only contains the film in its super-long "Ultimate...

    • Audio
      100
    • This UHD release of Watchmen's Ultimate Cut does not feature any newly remixed Atmos or DTS:X soundtracks, sticking with the very good Dolby TrueHD 5.1 lossless track from the 2009 Blu-ray. For a full...

    • Extra
      90
    • Watchmen's UHD disc houses no extras, but the included two Blu-ray discs offer plenty. Below is a list of what's included. For a more comprehensive review, please click here for a review of the "Maximum...

    • Movie
      90
    • Warner Bros. has released the fan-favorite noir superhero film 'The Watchmen' to UHD in a three-disc set. The UHD disc contains the lengthy 'Ultimate Cut' but does not offer the theatrical or director's...

    • Total
      90
    • Watchmen's praises have been sung far and wide, and the film has been enjoyed in several variations over the years. This UHD is the first time the film has been seen in 4K, albeit upscaled, for home consumption....

    High-Def Digest review by M. Enois Duarte
    • Video
      60
    • The complete version of the graphic novel classic unfortunately fails to find redemption on Ultra HD Blu-ray, giving rise to a concern I've expressed before about any title hitting the new format in these...

    • Audio
      100
    • Surprisingly, Warner has decided not to upgrade this Ultra HD edition of the Ultimate Cut with a Dolby Atmos track, but instead ports over the same Dolby TrueHD soundtrack. Nevertheless, the high-resolution...

    • Extra
      20
    • Disc OneWatchmen: Director's Cut (HD, 186 min) — The second disc in the package is a Blu-ray copy of the director's cut from 2009, which was previously reviewed here.Maximum Movie Mode - This very cool...

    • Movie
      90
    • 'Watchmen' takes place in an alternate reality of America, where Richard Nixon is serving his fourth term as president and the U.S. won the Vietnam War. This is also a world where men and women actually...

    • Total
      70
    • After twenty years of hardcore fans hearing that the Watchmen comics are "unfilmable", Zack Snyder defies logic and gives audiences the closest we'll ever come to experiencing the novel on film. By integrating...