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Ocean's Eight

4K Ultra HD

Blu Ray

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    from 6 reviewers
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  • Ocean's 8 delivers stylish fun, solid AV quality on 4K UHD; series fans will enjoy.

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  • Video
  • Ocean's 8 shines in 4K UHD with vibrant colors, fine details, and improved black levels, despite a potential upscale from 2K, offering a visually rich experience enhanced by Dolby Vision.

  • Audio
  • Dolby Atmos enhances Ocean's 8 with subtle, ambient soundscapes, clear dialogue, and immersive city environments, offering a rich audio experience without overpowering.

  • Extra
  • Ocean's 8 Blu-ray bundle includes insightful featurettes like 'A Heist in Heels' and 'Reimagining the Met Gala', deleted scenes, and digital copy, with all bonuses exclusive to the Blu-ray disc.

  • Movie
  • Ocean's 8 delights with a refreshing all-female cast led by Sandra Bullock, capturing a fresh vibe and clever heist amidst high glamour—proving a worthy successor in the Ocean's franchise.

    Video: 89

    Warner's UK disc of Ocean's Eight on Ultra HD Blu-ray provides a visually stunning experience, albeit likely an upscaled 4K presentation from a 2K Digital Intermediate. The film impresses with a native 3840 x 2160p resolution in a widescreen 2.4:1 aspect ratio, utilizing 10-bit video depth, a Wide Color Gamut (WCG), High Dynamic Range (HDR), and Dolby Vision, encoded with HEVC (H.265) codec. The detail captured is remarkable, showcasing skin textures and the intricate designs of costumes and settings with minimal softness and grain, presenting a modern, crisp image. Colors are vibrant and rich, enhanced by HDR and WCG, with deep black levels and excellent shadow detail thanks to Dolby Vision, making every frame pop.

    Despite some discrepancies in the source resolution details - with hints at being shot digitally at 3.4K but finished at possibly a 2K Digital Intermediate - the 4K UHD Blu-ray transcends these limitations and offers a significant upgrade over the standard 1080p Blu-ray presentation. The HDR grading notably intensifies colors and contrasts while maintaining natural flesh tones, adding depth and texture to every scene. This enhancement is particularly evident in the lavish Met Gala sequences, where the vivid colors and detailing on gowns, along with the shimmer of jewelry, create an immersive and visually arresting experience.

    However, the transfer isn't without its minor flaws. Some artificial smoothing and noise issues detract from the otherwise stellar presentation, with noticeable edge enhancement and digital artifacts in certain scenes. Despite this, the overall clarity and detail, alongside the exceptional color reproduction and black levels afforded by Dolby Vision, contribute to a hugely enjoyable viewing experience. The disc's handling of flesh tones and the nuanced portrayal of the film's opulent settings underline the visual appeal that Ocean's Eight aims to deliver, making it a commendable release on 4K UHD Blu-ray.

    Audio: 87

    The Dolby Atmos audio track on the 4K UHD Blu-ray of "Ocean's Eight" receives a thoughtfully curated mix, grounding its sonic experience in the robust Dolby TrueHD 7.1 core. Dialogue clarity is paramount, maintained with precision across the front channels, although perhaps not as cutting-edge sharp as predecessors, it ensures character interactions are front and center, allowing the stylish score to complement the narrative without overshadowing. Effects are subtly layered, aimed at enveloping the viewer in an authentic ambiance of bustling New York scenes – from the serene raindrops to the lively environments of galleries and the Met Gala, crafting a rounded auditory atmosphere.

    With an approach that leans towards subtlety rather than aggressive bombardment, the Atmos mix expertly integrates ambient sounds and music to enhance the film's thematic tone without detracting from onscreen events. Vertical sound channels are utilized to expand spatial dynamics, particularly in scenes bustling with activity, where they add a layer of immersion to the already vibrant city soundscape. The Met Gala sequences stand out, utilizing the height channels to full effect, capturing the essence of a crowded event with a plethora of background noises that contribute to the scene's authenticity.

    The technical design ensures that despite its conservative utilization of discrete audio objects, every element, from dialogue to subtle environmental cues, is presented with clarity and depth. LFE channels are reserved mostly for music and some environmental effects, enriching the overall experience without oversaturation. This mix demonstrates a meticulous balance between vocal clarity, musical depth, and ambient soundscapes, making "Ocean's Eight" not just a visually but also an audibly immersive experience. It might require a slight volume adjustment to hit its sweet spot, but once there, it delivers a cohesive and engaging auditory journey through the film’s stylized narrative.

    Extra: 75

    The Ocean's 8 4K UHD Blu-ray package provides an enjoyable dive into the making of the heist film, primarily housed on a supplementary Blu-ray disc. While the Ultra HD disc itself contains no extras, the included secondary Blu-ray offers a concise yet insightful collection of bonus features. These extras, although not extensive, surpass the standard Electronic Press Kit (EPK) fare, providing viewers with a peek behind the curtain of this stylish caper. Notable among them are featurettes that explore the creativity and challenges behind reimagining the Met Gala and delving into the thematic and aesthetic intentions with "A Heist in Heels." Furthermore, "Ocean's Team 3.0" emphasizes the careful thought put into casting to bring this ensemble to life, while the deleted scenes, though brief, offer a glimpse into the editing room's decisions. These special features enrich the viewing experience by showcasing the collaborative effort to balance homage and originality within the Ocean's franchise.

    Extras included in this disc:

    • Deleted Scenes: Ancillary snippets providing insight into omitted content.
    • Reimagining The Met Gala: Delve into the logistical and creative process of integrating the iconic event.
    • A Heist in Heels: A discussion on the sequel’s concept and its nod to cinematic history.
    • Ocean's Team 3.0: Focuses on casting and character dynamics within the ensemble.

    Movie: 78

    The 4K UHD Blu-ray presentation of "Ocean's Eight" brings a vibrant and stylish entry into the heist genre to screens, reviving the spirit of the Ocean's franchise with a fresh, all-female twist. Its transition to 4K is lauded for accentuating the glamour and sophistication of its heist-centric narrative, set against the backdrop of the star-studded Met Gala, rendering rich visuals and detailed textures that elevate the film’s aesthetic appeal. The narrative, crafting a meticulously planned heist led by Debbie Ocean (Sandra Bullock), capitalizes on an ensemble cast’s chemistry and talents, making for an engaging viewing experience. While retaining elements familiar to the franchise's fans, it introduces new dynamics through its characters and their interactions, notably the strategic partnership between Bullock's character and her crew, which includes figures like Cate Blanchett's Lou and Anne Hathaway's Daphne Kluger.

    The film cleverly balances a critique on societal elites with light-hearted thievery, ensuring a plot that is as entertaining as it is visually stunning in 4K resolution. The cinematography and editing play significant roles in capturing the essence of a grand-scale heist with finesse and excitement, focusing on the assembly of a diverse team each with unique skill sets aimed at executing a flawless theft of a $150 million diamond necklace. The casting choices bring depth to the narrative, showcasing a range of performances from a subdued Sarah Paulson to an energetic Awkwafina, all under the confident direction of Gary Ross. However, it isn't above critique, with pointed observations on its lack of suspense and tension typically inherent in heist films, signaling room for heightened stakes and conflict in potential future installments.

    Despite these criticisms, "Ocean's Eight" is commended for its blend of style, humor, and storytelling within the heist genre framework, creating a compelling watch that stands firmly within the Ocean's franchise while forging its path. The 4K UHD Blu-ray enhances this experience by offering unparalleled visual quality that augments the film's luxurious settings and elegant costumes, making it a visually gratifying experience that complements its narrative strengths. The slight lack of urgency in the plot does little to overshadow the film’s achievements, illustrating a successful reinvention with a predominantly female cast that honors its roots.

    Total: 80

    The 4K UHD Blu-ray release of "Ocean's Eight" offers a compelling home-viewing experience, capitalizing on the film's stylish execution and introducing a new generation of characters to the franchise. Against the backdrop of concerns surrounding all-female reboots, "Ocean's Eight" emerges as a fun and stylish heist film that, while not reinventing the franchise, certainly doesn't tarnish its legacy. Warner Bros. Home Entertainment's Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack showcases an excellent Ultra HD video quality, including a Dolby Vision HDR that elevates the source material to its visual peak. Furthermore, the package comes with solid high definition video, engaging lossless surround sound complemented by a Dolby Atmos immersive sound mix, although the supplemental materials provided are somewhat middling.

    Technical aspects of the Blu-ray are commendable, with the 2160p Dolby Vision transfer presenting the film in its best light, ensuring that every detail, from the glitzy costumes to the intricate heist setups, is crisply rendered. The lively Dolby Atmos mix adds an extra layer of immersion to the viewing experience, making it a treat for both visuals and audio aficionados. While the bonus features might not satisfy all viewers, they add value and insight into the film's production.

    In conclusion, "Ocean's Eight" on 4K UHD Blu-ray is a highly recommended pick for fans of the series or those looking for an entertaining heist flick. Its stellar visual and audio presentation significantly enhances the enjoyment of the movie, making it a worthwhile addition to one's home entertainment library. While it may fall short of reinventing the wheel, it succeeds in delivering a polished and enjoyable experience, remaining true to the legacy of its predecessors and showcasing a delightful cast in their element. Warner Bros.’ effort in presenting this latest installment sets a hopeful precedent for future upgrades to the franchise's earlier films.