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Shazam!

4K Ultra HD

Blu Ray

  • Score
    87
    from 4 reviewers
  • Shazam!
    2019
    132 min
    PG-13
    2K Upscale
    HDR10
    Dolby Vision
    Dolby Atmos

    Director: David F. Sandberg

    Actors: Zachary Levi, Mark Strong, Asher Angel, Jack Dylan Grazer

    Plot: A newly fostered young boy in search of his mother instead finds unexpected super powers and soon gains a powerful enemy.

    Disc Release Date: 16 July 2019

    • Video
      90
    • Audio
      93
    • Extra
      76
    • Movie
      83

    all scores

    • Video
      90
    • It's a very nice presentation indeed, which may not be reference perfection, but looks frequently stunning nonetheless

    • Audio
      100
    • A heady mix that's immersive and heavyweight

    • Extra
      70
    • Nothing on the 4K disc, but the Blu-ray delivers Featurettes, Deleted Scenes, a Gag Reel and a Motion Comic

    • Movie
      80
    • Shazam! really defies the odds of a bloated sub-genre, a flagging overarching DCEU, rampant familiarity, and a bloated finale, with a whole lot of very welcome heart

    • Total
      90
    • It curiously gives you hope that an inspired - and inspirational - Superman entry could still be forged two decades into the 21st Century, if they can pull off a Shazam! tale with such wide-eyed abandon

    Blu-ray.com review by Randy Miller III
    • Video
      90
    • Shot digitally with Arri Alexa Mini and SXT cameras at a native 3.4K resolution, Shazam! is ever-so-slightly upscaled for this 4K release. It's similar to the technical specs of Aquaman, with the obvious...

    • Audio
      100
    • For an evaluation of the Dolby Atmos mix, please see my review of the Blu-ray. Please note that the 4K disc features different language and subtitle options during the main feature, listed above....

    • Extra
      70
    • For an evaluation of the on-disc bonus features (contained on the Blu-ray only), please see my review of the Blu-ray. These included extras are listed below in name only.The Magical World of Shazam (26:56)Super...

    • Movie
      80
    • Though it was only moderately profitable (at least by comic book movie standards), David F. Sandberg's surprisingly great Shazam! is easily one of DC's best films in recent memory. Our story follows frequent...

    • Total
      80
    • David F. Sandberg's Shazam! is the rare modern superhero movie that seems to get everything just about right: it maintains a (mostly) light tone while throwing in a few well-placed darker elements, establishes...

    High-Def Digest review by M. Enois Duarte
    • Video
      90
    • Shazam! crashes onto Ultra HD with a fantastically awesome HEVC H.265 encode that flexes some notable enhancements over the Blu-ray along with a couple of not-so-super moments. The superhero flick was...

    • Audio
      100
    • The magical superpowers of a loving family are shared with an equally exceptional Dolby Atmos soundtrack that is sure to thrill and inspire kids to be their own superhero.The front soundstage is continuously...

    • Extra
      40
    • The supplements are only available on the accompanying Blu-ray disc.The Magical World of Shazam (HD, 27 min): Standard making-of featurette with lots of BTS footage and interviews with the cast and crew....

    • Movie
      80
    • Being a lifelong comics fan, I never imagined seeing a hilariously entertaining and terrifically satisfying film adaptation of Shazam, the original Captain Marvel. But much to my surprise, Shazam! delivers...

    • Total
      90
    • From horror filmmaker David F. Sandberg, Shazam! is an absolute hoot for the whole family with the promise of better things to come for the cinematic shared universe. The superhero magically appears on...

    AVSForum review by Ralph Potts
    • Video
      100
    • What struck me from the onset is the lifelike reproduction of the textures captured by the camera’s lens. Whether it be the finest minutia in physical features or textures on the surfaces of buildings,...

    • Audio
      96
    • This is done to excellent effect, creating a tangible level of immersion that coincides with the onscreen events in an involving and, entertaining fashion. Right at the onset, with the film’s opening segment...

    • Extra
      80
    • Disc 1: Shazam! Ultra HD Blu-ray Disc 2: Shazam! Blu-ray • Shazam Exclusive Motion Comic • The Magical World of Shazam • Super Fun Zac • Carnival Scene Study, Shazamily Values • Shazamily Values • Who...

    • Movie
      80
    • Shazam! is an entertaining blend of comedy, action and drama that creates just the right mix of those elements so as to not lean too far toward one or the other. The script does a solid job of character...

    • Total
      89
    • Rounding out the package is a fan friendly assortment of extras. [i]Shazam!] turned out to be a pleasant surprise which goes to show that the DCU is finding its way to providing quality genre entries that...