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The Purge

4K Ultra HD

Blu Ray

  • Score
    69
    from 3 reviewers
  • The Purge
    2013
    85 min
    R
    2K Upscale
    HDR10
    DTS:X

    Director: James DeMonaco

    Actors: Ethan Hawke, Lena Headey, Max Burkholder, Adelaide Kane

    Plot: A wealthy family is held hostage for harboring the target of a murderous syndicate during the Purge, a 12-hour period in which any and all crime is legal.

    Disc Release Date: 12 June 2018

    • Video
      73
    • Audio
      83
    • Extra
      48
    • Movie
      63

    all scores

    • Video
      70
    • The Purge gets an Ultra HD Blu-ray release as part of Universal's The Purge Trilogy Ultra HD Blu-ray package, which offers up three pleasingly solid upgrades over the original Blu-ray releases. The digitally...

    • Audio
      90
    • The audio also gets an upgrade from the original DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 track that accompanied the Blu-ray release, which was already an impressive affair, here delivered with an immersive DTS:X track...

    • Extra
      20
    • The Ultra HD Blu-ray release of The Purge Trilogy release doesn't offer anything new in terms of the extras available on the original Blu-ray releases, and doesn't even bother porting the old extras over...

    • Movie
      50
    • The Purge may not have had much narrative direction, but its premise was rich for mining, as was seen in the sequels and can be appreciated on the new 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray release of the trilogy. The first...

    • Total
      70
    • The Purge may not have had much narrative direction, squandering its patent potential and its game cast headlined by Ethan Hawke. Its premise was rich for mining, which was part of the problem, made up...

    Blu-ray.com review by Martin Liebman
    • Video
      70
    • The Purge was digitally photographed at a resolution of 2.8K and finished at 2K. Universal's 4K upscale certainly doesn't reach format peak but it does offer a solid enough boost over the 1080p Blu-ray....

    • Audio
      90
    • The Purge features a new DTS:X Master Audio soundtrack, an upgrade over the standard Blu-ray's DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 lossless presentation. The track delivers many intensive moments with startling efficiency,...

    • Extra
      20
    • The UHD disc contains no supplements. The lone extra, a 9-minute featurette, may be found on the bundled Blu-ray....

    • Movie
      50
    • Universal has released all three films in the 'Purge' franchise to UHD in a single boxed set, currently the only way to own the films on the 4K format. Please click here for more on that set.<img src="https://images3.static-bluray.com/reviews/15857_1.jpg"...

    • Total
      60
    • The Purge offers a chilling look at a possible violent future where, for one night, murder and mayhem are completely legal (though certain politicians, of course, have voted themselves immune). The film...

    High-Def Digest review by M. Enois Duarte
    • Video
      60
    • The cleansing begins on 4K Ultra HD with a rather middling and average-looking HEVC H.265 encode that shows very little to almost no difference over its Blu-ray predecessor. Shot entirely on the Arri Alexa...

    • Audio
      80
    • Blessed be the new Founding Fathers for granting the horror thriller with an excellent DTS:X soundtrack that makes this Purge night somewhat more bearable.A majority of the design is a front-heavy soundscape...

    • Extra
      10
    • All the same supplements are ported over from previous home video release, which can be read in more detail in our review of the standard Blu-ray HERE....

    • Movie
      40
    • To put it rather bluntly and upfront, James DeMonaco's The Purge is a frustratingly dumb horror feature that somehow became a box-office hit and garnered a small but devoted cult following. My problem...

    • Total
      50
    • Personally, James DeMonaco's The Purge is a frustratingly dumb horror feature even though I admit the premise is an intriguing take on the home-invasion formula. Starring Ethan Hawke and Lena Headey, the...