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King Arthur: Legend of the Sword

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  • Score
    67
    from 3 reviewers
  • King Arthur: Legend of the Sword
    2017
    126 min
    PG-13
    2K Upscale
    HDR10
    Dolby Atmos

    Director: Guy Ritchie

    Actors: Charlie Hunnam, Astrid Bergès-Frisbey, Jude Law, Djimon Hounsou

    Plot: Robbed of his birthright, Arthur comes up the hard way in the back alleys of the city. But once he pulls the sword from the stone, he is forced to acknowledge his true legacy - whether he likes it or not.

    Disc Release Date: 8 August 2017

    • Video
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    • Audio
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    • Extra
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    • Movie
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    all scores

    avforums review by Simon Crust
    • Video
      80
    • King Arthur: Legend of the Sward was shot digitally using Arri Alexa and Arri Alexa XT cameras with 3.4K resolution, and finished as a 2K Digital Intermediate. It is this 2K DI that has been up-scaled...

    • Audio
      80
    • The Dolby Atmos soundtrack is bass and effects heavy with little finesse; right from the off the bass assaults the subwoofer and shakes the walls. The score is used to really bulk out the sound-scape to...

    • Extra
      40
    • All the extras are to be found on the Full HD Blu-ray included in the set: Sword from the Stone – Twenty minute feature with director Guy Ritchie explaining his creative decisions and ideas for his take...

    • Movie
      60
    • You're no longer a myth. You're starting to mean something. Touted and sold as Lord of the Rings meets Guy Ritchie's own Snatch, King Arthur: Legend of the Sword reaches neither of those lofty heights,...

    • Total
      70
    • King Arthur: Legend of the Sword sees Guy Richie bringing his typical style to the ancient legend arguing it brings it up-to-date for the modern cinema going audience. You could also say it’s loud, brash,...

    Blu-ray.com review by Michael Reuben
    • Video
      80
    • (Note: Screenshots accompanying this review have been captured from the standard Blu-ray.Additional captures from that disc can be found here.)According to the best available information, the digitally...

    • Audio
      80
    • The UHD of King Arthur features the same Dolby Atmos track previously reviewed....

    • Extra
      40
    • The UHD disc contains no extras. The included standard Blu-ray contains the extras listed here....

    • Movie
      30
    • Still Not CamelotWarner Brothers' 4K strategy continues to baffle. There's little rhyme or reason to their selectionof titles. Box office successes like The Conjuring 2 and Lights Out go begging, while...

    • Total
      40
    • Some films have a visual style that lends itself to HDR, so that even without a 4K source, theadvantages on UHD are eye-catching. A recent example is Sony's T2: Trainspotting, where HDRpumps up the expressive...

    High-Def Digest review by M. Enois Duarte
    • Video
      70
    • Guy Ritchie's reimagining takes a big, time-lapsed swing at Ultra HD with a good-looking and generally satisfying H.265 encode, remaining faithful to the intentions of cinematographer John Mathieson. Shot...

    • Audio
      80
    • This contemporary re-interpretation of the mythical Briton charges to home theaters with the same excellent and satisfying Dolby Atmos soundtrack heard on the Blu-ray. While it doesn't compare to some...

    • Extra
      40
    • Sword from the Stone (HD, 19 min): Director Guy Ritchie explains his creative process of bringing the Arthurian legend for contemporary moviegoers.Building on the Past (HD, 14 min): Closer look at the...

    • Movie
      20
    • Borrowing heavily from a variety of mythological sources, Guy Ritchie's King Arthur: Legend of the Sword wastes no time in making its intentions known. As a horde of face-painted barbarians storm a castle...

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      60
    • Borrowing heavily from a variety of mythological sources, Guy Ritchie's King Arthur: Legend of the Sword wastes no time in making its intentions known while stringently devoted to the foreordained monomyth....

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