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Philadelphia

4K Ultra HD

Blu Ray

  • Score
    83
    from 3 reviewers
  • Philadelphia
    1993
    125 min
    PG-13
    True 4K
    HDR10
    Dolby Atmos

    Director: Jonathan Demme

    Actors: Tom Hanks, Denzel Washington, Roberta Maxwell, Buzz Kilman

    Plot: When a man with HIV is fired by his law firm because of his condition, he hires a homophobic small time lawyer as the only willing advocate for a wrongful dismissal suit.

    Disc Release Date: 27 November 2018

    • Video
      86
    • Audio
      80
    • Extra
      78
    • Movie
      86

    all scores

    Blu-ray.com review by Martin Liebman
    • Video
      100
    • The review would suffice with a single word to describe Sony's 2160p/HDR UHD release of Philadelphia. That word would be "beautiful." Grain is handsomely and evenly rendered. The movie, which was shot...

    • Audio
      90
    • Philadelphia features a new Dolby Atmos soundtrack. The film plays through a fairly restrained sound design, with smart use of modestly expansive elements and featuring the core dialogue as its primary...

    • Extra
      90
    • Philadelphia contains several extras on the included Blu-ray disc, some of which previously released on the Twilight Time disc and others that are new to Blu-ray, which are marked as such and reviewed....

    • Movie
      100
    • Director Jonathan Demme's 1993 AIDS Courtroom Drama 'Philadelphia' was previously released to Blu-ray in 2013 courtesy of label Twilight Time in a limited run package. Sony has now released the picture...

    • Total
      90
    • Tom Hanks and Denzel Washington are a dream pairing, and in Philadelphia each delivers one of their most daring, nuanced, and complete performances of their careers. Philadelphia is a triumph of cinema....

    High-Def Digest review by M. Enois Duarte
    • Video
      90
    • The courtroom drama fights the system in the Ultra HD halls of justice and faces a cruelly judgmental tribunal with an exceptional, highly-talented HEVC H.265 encode, and the verdict is in. Fresh from...

    • Audio
      70
    • The streets of Philadelphia sing a tearful, heartfelt tune thanks to a great Dolby Atmos soundtrack. However, while it may not be any more impressive or significantly better than its DTS-HD MA counterpart,...

    • Extra
      60
    • Audio Commentary: Director Jonathan Demme is joined by screenwriter Ron Nyswaner for a somewhat informative but also a bit dry conversation on the production's technical aspects. Their conversation mostly...

    • Movie
      80
    • Philadelphia marks a momentous, pivotal departure in the career of Tom Hanks. Prior to his Oscar-winning performance as Andrew Beckett, the former Bosom Buddies star made a name for himself as one of the...

    • Total
      80
    • Twenty-five years ago, Jonathan Demme's Philadelphia stirred quite the controversy by being the first major Hollywood production to feature a homosexual character as the central protagonist while tackling...

    AVSForum review by Ralph Potts
    • Video
      90
    • Grain is intact, occasionally rising to more obvious levels but, never to a distracting point. Philadelphia isn’t an overtly bright film, although there are bright elements...

    • Audio
      84
    • This is done to very good effect, correlating with the onscreen events quite nicely as the most minute audio cues are fully realized. I appreciated the fact that the sound designers didn’t go overboard...

    • Extra
      80
    • Disc 1: Philadelphia Ultra HD Blu-ray Disc 2: Philadelphia Blu-ray • ALL-NEW: Featurette Teaser from (RED) and Coca-Cola® – featuring new interviews with Tom Hanks, Denzel Washington and Mary Steenburgen...

    • Movie
      100
    • Hailed as a landmark film that bristles with deep emotion and exceptional acting, which includes a tour de force and Academy Award winning performance by Tom Hanks, Philadelphia is a powerful drama that...

    • Total
      89
    • If you’re a fan and are equipped to take advantage of the upgrades this release is highly recommended. If you aren’t, and already own the previous release, the decision to upgrade for the additional features/restored...