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Godzilla: King of the Monsters

4K Ultra HD

Blu Ray

  • Score
    87
    from 7 reviewers
  • Godzilla: King of the Monsters delivers spectacle in a true-to-roots American version, with solid Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack, and engaging extras.

    Godzilla: King of the Monsters 4K UHD Blu-ray Front Cover
    2019
    132 min
    PG-13
    2K Upscale
    HDR10
    Dolby Vision
    Dolby Atmos
    Dolby TrueHD
  • Video
    90
  • Godzilla: King of the Monsters boasts a stunning 4K presentation with exceptional HDR, enhancing brightness and shadow depth. Shot on a mix of film and digital, and finished at a 2K digital intermediate, the visuals offer immersive depth without excessive pop-out effects, creating a mesmerizing experience.

  • Audio
    94
  • One of the best tracks, with immersive sound, atmospheric cues, clear dialogue, and powerful low-end support. Featuring reference-quality Dolby Atmos, ceiling channel assisting in tangible 3D immersion, and different foreign subtitles in 4K edition.

  • Extra
    82
  • King of the Monsters offers decent extras, including Ultra HD & Blu-ray discs, audio commentary by director, behind-the-scenes action, evolution of Titans, and features on Godzilla, Mothra, and more.

  • Movie
    80
  • Godzilla: King of the Monsters, a complex sequel to 2014's Godzilla, features numerous hidden beasts, epic clashes, and fan service. However, it struggles with contrived motivations and a disconnect from reality, while leaving humanity's existence hanging in the balance.

    2K Upscale
    HDR10
    Dolby Vision
    Dolby Atmos
    Dolby TrueHD

    Director: Michael Dougherty

    Actors: Kyle Chandler, Vera Farmiga, Millie Bobby Brown

    Plot

    After the devastating events in San Francisco years earlier, the existence of titans, or massive monsters, is now public knowledge. Monarch, a secretive organization tasked with studying these creatures, faces political pressures as the world debates what to do with them. Dr. Emma Russell, a Monarch scientist, and her daughter Madison are witness to the birth of a new monster, Mothra. Emma calms Mothra using the "Orca," a device that can emit frequencies to control titans. However, eco-terrorists, led by Alan Jonah, attack the facility, kidnapping Emma and Madison, and seek to use the Orca to awaken other monsters and restore the natural order.

    As titans arise around the globe, Monarch's approach pivots to a more active role under the guidance of Dr. Ishiro Serizawa and Dr. Vivienne Graham. Emma's estranged husband, Mark, a former employee of Monarch and a wildlife photographer, is recruited for his expertise with the Orca and his unique understanding of the titans. He joins the global mission to locate and stop the awakened monsters before they cause catastrophic damage. His personal stake in the mission is high, driven by the loss of his son in the San Francisco attack and the kidnapping of his ex-wife and daughter. As he navigates the internal strife within Monarch, along with the global crisis unfolding, the titans converge, signaling the beginning of an epic battle for dominance among these ancient creatures, with humanity caught in the middle.

    Disc Release Date: 27 August 2019

    All Scores & Reviews

    • Video
      90
    • A largely stunning 4K presentation

    • Audio
      100
    • One of the best tracks of the year

    • Extra
      70
    • The extras are pretty decent

    • Movie
      60
    • King of the Monsters isn't content with the simplicity of unleashing beasts , instead overstuffing its unnecessarily complicated narrative with ridiculously contrived motivations

    • Total
      80
    • When it comes to King of the Monsters spectacle, this Godzilla movie delivers what it says on the tin; you just have to put up with all the hollow frills to get to see what you came for

    Blu-ray.com review by Randy Miller III
    • Video
      90
    • That, of course, makes this an upscale instead of a true 4K disc, but the format's better compression and HDR grading clearly yield a more robust visual presentation....

    • Audio
      90
    • For an evaluation of the Dolby Atmos mix, please read my review of the standard Blu-ray edition....

    • Extra
      100
    • For an evaluation of these on-disc bonus features, please read my review of the standard Blu-ray edition....

    • Movie
      70
    • Even at a relatively slim 120 minutes before credits, King of the Monsters feels exhausting in its abundance, a figurative double feature that would have been much more potent with judicious editing and...

    • Total
      80
    • It'll appeal to die-hard fans first and foremost but, from a dramatic standpoint, doesn't always hit the mark: it's wildly overstuffed with characters and plot elements, some of which should have been...

    The Digital Bits review by Bill Hunt
    • Video
      95
    • What’s more, the HDR makes the brightest areas of the frame nearly eye-reactive, while the shadows are much deeper, adding dimension and depth (I only sampled it, but the Dolby Vision does all of this...

    • Audio
      100
    • There’s great environmental and atmospheric cues, dialogue is clear and well staged, and the score is presented with pleasing fidelity and emphasis....

    • Extra
      90
    • But that’s okay, because the package includes the film on regular Blu-ray too, a disc adds the following (all in HD):...

    • Movie
      85
    • The US Government demands that Monarch find and destroy them, but the organization is hiding a secret: They’ve found many more than they expected—in hibernation beneath the Earth—and the creatures may...

    • Total
      93
    • If you love kaiju, have a history with the genre, and a deep familiarity with the classic Japanese films, it’s hard to imagine that Godzilla: King of the Monsters wouldn’t delight you....

    • Video
      80
    • There is depth to King of the Monsters, but it’s not pushing any great amount of fall in or pop-out....

    • Audio
      100
    • This is the crunchy, powerful, and unrelenting low-end support of reference discs like Pacific Rim....

    • Extra
      60
    • Evolution of the Titans fares better anyway, four more sections for a total of 27-minutes....

    • Movie
      40
    • Certainly, King of the Monsters provides plenty of clashes and a dazzling array of fan service (especially Bear McCreary’s score), yet never wants to deal in reality unless the result can be made to look...

    • Total
      70
    • While creating scale and spectacle, Godzilla: King of the Monsters avoids the reality of its circumstances yet still chooses to engage with a western view of nuclear weapons....

    High-Def Digest review by M. Enois Duarte
    • Video
      90
    • The king of the monsters reigns supreme on Ultra HD with an exceptional, often-mesmerizing HEVC H.265 encode, struck from a 2K digital intermediate, which was itself sourced from a combination of Arri...

    • Audio
      100
    • The Titans are unearthed and set out to demolish home theaters with a monstrously sensational, reference-quality Dolby Atmos soundtrack that almost immediately submerges viewers into this fantasy world...

    • Extra
      40
    • All the special features are available only on the accompanying Blu-ray disc. Audio Commentary: Director and co-writer Michael Dougherty sits down with screenwriter Zach Shields and actor O'Shea Jackson...

    • Movie
      70
    • Nobody walks into a Godzilla movie expecting cinematic genius, the sort of high-quality, artsy-fartsy caliber only shown in small arthouse theaters. Starting with Ishiro Honda's 1954 classic, the massive...

    • Total
      90
    • Michael Dougherty's Godzilla: King of the Monsters does precisely what it sets out to do, delivering an Americanized version of Godzilla that feels right at home with the original Toho franchise. Full...

    AVSForum review by Ralph Potts
    • Video
      92
    • Ralph Potts reviews the Ultra HD Blu-ray release of Godzilla: King of the Monsters from Warner Brothers Home Entertainment, the sequel to 2014’s Godzilla, which follows the heroic efforts of the crypto-zoological...

    • Audio
      100
    • This film is tailor made for immersive sound as the blend of audio objects placed in the height channels contains atmospherics and discrete effects. At times it creates a tangible level of 3D immersion...

    • Extra
      80
    • Disc 1: Godzilla: King of the Monsters Ultra HD Blu-rayDisc 2: Godzilla: King of the Monsters Blu-ray• Commentary by Director• Godzilla: Nature's Fearsome Guardian• Mothra: Queen of the Monsters• King...

    • Movie
      60
    • Ralph Potts reviews the Ultra HD Blu-ray release of Godzilla: King of the Monsters from Warner Brothers Home Entertainment, the sequel to 2014’s Godzilla, which follows the heroic efforts of the crypto-zoological...

    • Total
      83
    • It comes to Blu-ray from Warner Brothers Home Entertainment in this Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack featuring solid Ultra HD video, in HDR10, HDR10+ and, Dolby Vision flavors, excellent high definition audio/video,...

    Why So Blu? review by Brandon Peters
    • Video
      90
    • The filtering also makes for quite a beautiful presence and meshes in with the characters and surrounds very naturally....

    • Audio
      100
    • The ceiling channel is a fantastic assistant in helping to make this an experience and delivering the scale and immersive nature of being a puny human caught in this battle royale of creatures....

    • Extra
      70
    • Monarch in Action (HD, 32:56) – Cast and crew go over the realization of the action sequences in the film featuring cast and crew and showing us storyboards, pre-visualization animations, pre-production...

    • Movie
      80
    • When these ancient super-species—thought to be mere myths—rise again, they all vie for supremacy, leaving humanity’s very existence hanging in the balance.2014’s US relaunch of the famed giant monster...

    • Total
      80
    • Warner Bros gives it some awesome treatment with a fantastic presentation to go with a surprisingly wealthy array of extras to compliment it....