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Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

4K Ultra HD

Blu Ray

  • Score
    77
    from 3 reviewers
  • Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
    2014
    130 min
    PG-13
    2K Upscale
    HDR10

    Director: Matt Reeves

    Actors: Andy Serkis, Jason Clarke, Gary Oldman, Keri Russell

    Plot: A growing nation of genetically evolved apes led by Caesar is threatened by a band of human survivors of the devastating virus unleashed a decade earlier.

    Disc Release Date: 13 June 2017

    • Video
      77
    • Audio
      87
    • Extra
      63
    • Movie
      82

    all scores

    avforums review by Simon Crust
    • Video
      80
    • Dawn of the Planet of the Apes was filmed digitally (and in 3D) using Arri Alexa M cameras, with a resolution of 2.8K, and was finished using a 2K Digital Intermediate (DI), which presumably formed the...

    • Audio
      90
    • Despite having a Dolby Atmos soundtrack at the cinema, Fox haven't bothered to upgrade the soundtrack on the UHD Blu-ray release which is not only a missed opportunity but also inexcusable. What we get...

    • Extra
      70
    • Disc 1 – UHDAudio Commentary – Director Matt Reeves give us an enthusiastic track about his experiences filming in native 3D, motion capture, finalising the compositions and plenty more in what is both...

    • Movie
      90
    • I always think... ape better than human. I see now... how much like them we are. Taking place ten years after the events in Rise of the Planet of the Apes, the sequel Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, takes...

    • Total
      70
    • Dawn of the Planet of the Apes is the spectacular sequel to 2011's Rise of the Planet of the Apes, and continues the story after 10 years have elapsed. Caesar and his family of apes are living unmolested...

    Blu-ray.com review by Jeffrey Kauffman
    • Video
      80
    • Dawn of the Planet of the Apes is presented on 4K UHD courtesy of 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment with a 2160p transfer in 1.85:1. Unlike Rise of the Planet of the Apes, which was shot on film, Dawn...

    • Audio
      100
    • The 4K UHD disc features the same DTS-HD Master Audio 7.1 track assessed in my Dawn of the Planet of the Apes Blu-ray review, one which I gave top marks to then and which I mirror in this review. That...

    • Extra
      20
    • Only the commentary track detailed in my Dawn of the Planet of the Apes Blu-ray review is ported over to the 4K UHD disc as supplements. As usual, this package also comes with a 1080p Blu-ray disc which...

    • Movie
      80
    • Show business in general, and the movie industry in particular, can be a cruel mistress, with seemingly no rational explanation for what appeals to either the ticket buying populace or those curmudgeonly...

    • Total
      80
    • Dawn of the Planet of the Apes took the momentum established by Rise of the Planet of the Apes and arguably perceptibly increased it, which means expectations may be outsized for the upcoming War for the...

    High-Def Digest review by M. Enois Duarte
    • Video
      70
    • The war for the future of Earth erupts on Ultra HD equipped with a great-looking HEVC H.265 encode, offering an appreciable improvement over its HD predecessor. Although it's likely Fox once again recycled...

    • Audio
      100
    • As they did with the first movie on UHD, Fox unleashes the sequel with the same DTS-HD MA 7.1 track as the Blu-ray, which is a great mix but also a missed opportunity for the Dolby Atmos track heard in...

    • Extra
      60
    • Audio Commentary: Director Matt Reeves shares his thoughts on the themes, production and anecdotes, and the track can also be found on the Ultra HD disc.Weta and Dawn (HD, 20 min): Interviews on the CG...

    • Movie
      90
    • Dawn of the PreambleDawn of the Planet of the Apes is best experienced knowing as little as possible. No hype. No expectations. No preconceptions. Don't read the movie portion of this review. Don't watch...

    • Total
      80
    • While the first movie was a great surprise, director Matt Reeves takes the reigns for the sequel, Dawn of the Planets of the Apes, and delivers an equally satisfying follow-up. With excellent performances...