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Higher Power

4K Ultra HD

Blu Ray

  • Score
    50
    from 2 reviewers
  • Higher Power
    2018
    93 min
    R
    2K Upscale
    HDR10
    Dolby Vision
    Dolby Atmos

    Director: Matthew Charles Santoro

    Actors: Ron Eldard, Jordan Danger, Colm Feore, Jade Tailor

    Plot: When the Universe decides what it wants, it's pointless to resist. With his family's life at stake, Joseph Steadman finds himself the unwilling test subject of a maniacal scientist in a battle that could save the world, or destroy it.

    Disc Release Date: 14 August 2018

    • Video
      62
    • Audio
      70
    • Extra
      25
    • Movie
      50

    all scores

    Blu-ray.com review by Michael Reuben
    • Video
      50
    • (Note: Screenshots accompanying this review have been captured from the standard Blu-ray.Additional 1080p captures from that disc can be found here.)As discussed in the standard Blu-ray review, nearly...

    • Audio
      80
    • The 4K disc features the same Dolby Atmos track previously reviewed....

    • Extra
      10
    • The extras on the 4K disc, such as they are, largely match the skimpy offerings on the standardBlu-ray, with the blessed omission of the useless BD-Live feature. Theatrical Trailer (1080p; 2.40:1; 2:18)....

    • Movie
      30
    • High, Not Mighty and No Better in 4KMagnolia Home Entertainment has chosen Higher Power to be its second release on UHD, andit's a bad choice. Unlike Marrowbone, which showed small but definite improvement...

    • Total
      30
    • I couldn't recommend Higher Power on Blu-ray, and I can't recommend it on 4K. It's a bad filmin either format, and UHD does nothing for it....

    High-Def Digest review by Matthew Hartman
    • Video
      70
    • Given the intense post-production processing and the very limited native resolution of the cameras used, I'm honestly a little surprised that Higher Power was given a 4K UHD release at all. If you read...

    • Audio
      70
    • Higher Power comes with a Dolby Atmos (Dolby TrueHD 7.1 default) mix that is simply best described as very loud. Truth be told beyond basics of scoring, sound effects, and dialogue, there really isn't...

    • Extra
    • Higher Power simply doesn't have any genuine bonus features to speak of. No EPK bonus features or commentary tracks. Just its trailer which isn't much.Theatrical Trailer (HD 2:18)...

    • Movie
      40
    • Independent filmmaking has made numerous technological leaps over the last decade. Everything from commercial grade camera and sound equipment to out-of-a-box post-production is now at any amateur filmmaker's...

    • Total
      40
    • Conceptually speaking, Higher Power could have been something cool. Even without a major budget, the idea for a solid independent superhero movie is there, but it is so clumsily executed that it's difficult...