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Mother!

4K Ultra HD

Blu Ray

  • Score
    79
    from 4 reviewers
  • Mother!
    2017
    121 min
    R
    2K Upscale
    HDR10
    Dolby Vision
    Dolby Atmos

    Director: Darren Aronofsky

    Actors: Jennifer Lawrence, Javier Bardem, Ed Harris, Michelle Pfeiffer

    Plot: A couple's relationship is tested when uninvited guests arrive at their home, disrupting their tranquil existence.

    Disc Release Date: 19 December 2017

    • Video
      81
    • Audio
      90
    • Extra
      63
    • Movie
      74

    all scores

    avforums review by Simon Crust
    • Video
      70
    • Mother! was shot using Arricam LT, Arriflex 416 Plus and Red Epic Dragon cameras on both 16 mm (the director’s preferred format) and 35mm film and, 6K resolutions, but ultimately finished as a 2K Digital...

    • Audio
      100
    • The Dolby Atmos surround track is an exercise in sonic excellence; the sound design being used to produce a sense of unease and discomfort – it succeeds. Since there is no score, it is left to the effects...

    • Extra
      50
    • All the extras are located on the included Blu-ray. Mother! the downward spiral – A thirty minute behind the scene feature that looks at facets of the film making process, right from rehearsal, in quite...

    • Movie
      60
    • You never loved me. You just loved how much I loved you. Mother! is an enigmatic watch. It is also an uncomfortable and, at times, difficult watch. Director Darren Aronofsky is no stranger to twisting...

    • Total
      70
    • Darren Aronofsky’s Mother! is a difficult watch. Playing out like some David Lynch nightmare, Aronofsky assaults the senses with his nuanced camera work and effective soundscape. The story of a young mother...

    Blu-ray.com review by Michael Reuben
    • Video
      80
    • mother! was shot by Aronofsky's frequent collaborator Matthew Libatique on 16mm film, whichhas become the director's preferred medium not only for its texture but also for the freedomallowed by the smaller...

    • Audio
      90
    • The UHD arrives with the same Dolby Atmos soundtrack that has been previously reviewed....

    • Extra
      70
    • The UHD disc has no extras. The included standard Blu-ray offers the extras described here....

    • Movie
      50
    • The Nightmare Continues, in HDRParamount's latest UHD release is the controversial mother!�from writer/director DarrenAronofsky. A 4K/HDR treatment won't make the film any less divisive, but it's an interestingvisual...

    • Total
      60
    • If anything, the discomfort that mother! inspires in its viewers is even more pronounced on UHD,and I can't recommend mother! in this format any more than I could the standard Blu-ray. ButI'm still not...

    High-Def Digest review by M. Enois Duarte
    • Video
      70
    • Aronofsky's psychological horror fable breathes life on 4K Ultra HD with a great-looking if also arguably underwhelming HEVC H.265 encode in Dolby Vision HDR. By this, I mean mother! won't provide the...

    • Audio
      90
    • Bringing the phantasmagoric delusions to all their purgatory glory is a fantastically grotesque Dolby Atmos soundtrack heard on the Blu-ray. Similar to the video, the track may not be the sort for demoing...

    • Extra
      20
    • The Downward Spiral (HD, 30 min): EPK-like piece with cast & crew interviews providing an overview of the production, the creative process and plot with lots of BTS footage interspersed throughout.The...

    • Movie
      100
    • In mother!, Jennifer Lawrence plays an unnamed woman waking one morning to find her husband (Javier Bardem) not sleeping by her side. As the day progresses into the late evening, a stranger (Ed Harris)...

    • Total
      70
    • Aside from the more vocal uproar over the year's biggest blockbuster, Darren Aronofsky's mother! is perhaps the most divisive film of the year, enduring a great deal of scorned outrage, vehement objection...

    AVSForum review by Ralph Potts
    • Video
      80
    • Mother! was derived from a mix of film/digital (effects) sources, rendered from a 2K DI, and up-converted to 4K....

    • Audio
      92
    • Extra
    • Disc 1: Mother! Ultra HD Blu-ray Disc 2: Mother! Blu-ray Mother! The Downward Spiral The Make-up FX of Mother! Digital HD Copy...

    • Movie
    • Mother! would seem to be a film with a decidedly higher purpose than just standing as a psychological thriller aimed to tantalizing the audience with thought provoking themes. While that may in fact be...

    • Total
      86
    • It comes to Blu-ray from Paramount Home Distribution in the Ultra HD Combo Pack that features faithful video quality, engaging lossless surround sound, including a solid Dolby Atmos immersive listening...

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