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Allied

4K Ultra HD

Blu Ray

  • Score
    77
    from 3 reviewers
  • Allied
    2016
    124 min
    R
    True 4K
    HDR10

    Director: Robert Zemeckis

    Actors: Brad Pitt, Vincent Ebrahim, Xavier de Guillebon, Marion Cotillard

    Plot: In 1942, a Canadian intelligence officer in North Africa encounters a female French Resistance fighter on a deadly mission behind enemy lines. When they reunite in London, their relationship is tested by the pressures of war.

    Disc Release Date: 28 February 2017

    • Video
      88
    • Audio
      82
    • Extra
      63
    • Movie
      72

    all scores

    • Video
      100
    • Allied parachutes onto UK 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray with a gorgeous HEVC / H.265 encoded 2160p transfer framed in the movie's original theatrical aspect ratio of 2.40:1 widescreen. The UHD Blu-ray was reviewed...

    • Audio
      90
    • The accompanying DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 track is a thoroughly immersive offering, which helps transport you back to WWII-era Casablanca, occupied France and wartorn London. It may not be Dolby Atmos or...

    • Extra
      60
    • A solid, albeit unexceptional, extras package Paramount haven't gotten onto the whole "porting the extras over to the UHD" bandwagon yet, which is a shame, as it's always a disappointment to have to pop...

    • Movie
      70
    • Solid thrills abound in Allied, a twisty WWII espionage affair, with strong turns from Pitt and Cotillard, but even Robert Zemeckis's attention to period detail can't make up for an anticlimactic final...

    • Total
      80
    • Allied will likely always be remembered for the off-screen shenanigans of Pitt and Cotillard, which somewhat ironically mirrored the events in the story itself - two people pretending to be a couple end...

    Blu-ray.com review by Martin Liebman
    • Video
      100
    • Allied was digitally shot at high resolution 6K and 8K and finished at 4K, almost rarity in the UHD format's early stages and propensity to highlight 2K upscales. Detailing sees an honest improvement with...

    • Audio
      90
    • Allied's DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 lossless soundtrack, the same as featured on the standard Blu-ray, handles the movie's core elements very well, including both wartime action and more subtle drama. Music...

    • Extra
      60
    • AlliedStory of Allied (1080p, 5:13): A discussion of the story behind the film, the war, and plot and character basics. From Stages to the Sahara: The Production Design of Allied (1080p, 10:10): A look...

    • Movie
      60
    • "Robert Zemeckis" wouldn't be the first name to come to mind when guessing who would direct a World War II Intrigue Drama/Romance. Better known for magical escapism films like Back to the Future, Forrest...

    • Total
      80
    • Allied is a solid film beset by the central frustration that it can never quite get over the hump. Finely crafted but almost to a nostalgic fault, engaging but not purposeful, satisfying but not particularly...

    High-Def Digest review by M. Enois Duarte
    • Video
      100
    • The spy who loved too much hides in the shadows of Ultra HD with a stellar and spotless HEVC H.265 encode in HDR10. Shot entirely on the Red Weapon Dragon camera system at 6K resolution, the 4K presentation...

    • Audio
      80
    • On the audio frontlines, the espionage drama is outfitted with a front-heavy but nonetheless excellent DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack, leaving us to wonder what an object-based option might have accomplished,...

    • Extra
      30
    • From Stage to the Sahara (HD, 10 min) — A closer look at the production design, the stage construction and the use of CG mixed with real locations.Lights, Pixels, ACTION! (HD, 10 min) — A piece on the...

    • Movie
      70
    • 'Allied,' the latest drama from Robert Zemeckis, is as much about the sticky, complicated entanglements in the field of espionage as it is about the messy, sometimes problematic knots within even the most...

    • Total
      70
    • From Robert Zemeckis, 'Allied' is essentially a romance drama about a marriage seeped in deception disguised as a typical espionage thriller. With great performances and told in classic Hollywood style,...

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