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A Star Is Born

4K Ultra HD

Blu Ray

  • Score
    86
    from 4 reviewers
  • A Star Is Born
    2018
    136 min
    R
    2K Upscale
    HDR10
    Dolby Vision
    Dolby Atmos

    Director: Bradley Cooper

    Actors: Lady Gaga, Bradley Cooper, Sam Elliott, Andrew Dice Clay

    Plot: A musician helps a young singer find fame as age and alcoholism send his own career into a downward spiral.

    Disc Release Date: 19 February 2019

    • Video
      87
    • Audio
      91
    • Extra
      71
    • Movie
      90

    all scores

    • Video
      90
    • The image is frequently demo despite the intended style

    • Audio
      100
    • Frequently reference

    • Extra
      60
    • In terms of extras, the 4K release of A Star is Born offers up a selection of additional song sequences, some music videos and a Making of Featurette.

    • Movie
      90
    • An electric mix

    • Total
      90
    • An undeniably impressive debut which is both resonant and electrically entertaining

    Blu-ray.com review by Martin Liebman
    • Video
      80
    • A Star Is Born's upscaled 2160p/Dolby Vision UHD release does more than tinker around the edges and does less than transform the movie's visual infrastructure. Best said, this is a solid texture and color...

    • Audio
      100
    • A Star Is Born belts out a prodigious Dolby Atmos soundtrack. The presentation struts its stuff right out of the gate with a thunderous, perfectly immersive concert scene with a pronounced low end support...

    • Extra
      50
    • Of the supplements included on the Blu-ray, only one carries over to the UHD: Musical Moments (2160p/Dolby Vision) which are just a collection of musical clips from the film. Everything else can be found...

    • Movie
      90
    • A Star Is Born takes the title and tale of the beloved 1954 Judy Garland/James Mason classic of the same name (as well as two other adaptations), but not its temperament or timeframe. This is a contemporary...

    • Total
      80
    • In A Star Is Born, first-time Director Bradley Cooper takes genre clich� character cornerstones, including identity crises, alcoholism, and the journey from talented nobody into overnight sensation, and...

    High-Def Digest review by M. Enois Duarte
    • Video
      80
    • The musical romance makes its dramatic debut on the Ultra HD stage dressed in a spectacularly dazzling, eye-catching HEVC H.265 encode, that delivers a welcomed though not drastic step-up over its Blu-ray...

    • Audio
      90
    • A rising star sings her heart and soul in this equally fantastic and wonderfully engrossing Dolby Atmos soundtrack, which actually defaults to DTS-HD MA 7.1, requiring owners to make the switch within...

    • Extra
      40
    • The only supplement shared between both formats is the "Musical Moments" in Dolby Vision while the rest can be enjoyed on the accompanying Blu-ray.The Road to Stardom (HD, 30 min): All-inclusive doc exploring...

    • Movie
      90
    • Like the great masterpieces of literature, some stories are simply eternal and timeless, perfectly capturing the human condition in relatable themes for future generations to enjoy with fresh, contemporary...

    • Total
      80
    • In Bradley Cooper's A Star Is Born, he demonstrates that a remake can be just as good if not better than its predecessor when done right. Starring Lady Gaga in her first leading role, the love story about...

    AVSForum review by Ralph Potts
    • Video
      97
    • Resolution received a boost although the differences between the UHD and 1080p renderings aren’t quite night and day. Close-ups tend to look amazing, with resolvable texture visible in the various interior/exterior...

    • Audio
      90
    • In many respects the track retained the feeling of being front focused, however when called upon its ability to render acoustics, point to point imaging and expanding the breadth of the soundstage never...

    • Extra
      70
    • Disc 1: A Star is Born Ultra HD Blu-ray Disc 2: A Star is Born Blu-ray • Jam Sessions and Rarities o “Baby What You Want Me To Do” o “Midnight Special” o “Is That Alright” • The Road to Stardom: Making...

    • Movie
      100
    • So, there are four films that tell this story. The first was in the 1930s, the second, in the 1950s, the third in the 1970s and now this latest one. I have only seen the 1976 version, starring Kris Kristofferson...

    • Total
      89
    • I can’t speak with certainty to the quality of them all as I haven’t seen the two earlier versions. What I can say is that number four is a wonderful and moving drama that features sterling performances...