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4K Ultra HD + Blu-Ray  | Warner Bros.  | 2019 |  322 mins |  Rated TV-MA  | December 1, 2020

Director:   Johan Renck

Starring:   Jared Harris, Stellan Skarsgård, Paul Ritter, Emily Watson, Jessie Buckley

96 %


Codec: HEVC / H.265
Resolution: Native 4K (2160p)
HDR: Dolby Vision, HDR10
Aspect ratio: 2.00:1
Original aspect ratio: 2.00:1


English: DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 (48kHz, 24-bit)
French: DTS 5.1
Spanish: DTS 5.1
Spanish: DTS 2.0

| Film Synopsis |

“In April 1986, an explosion at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics becomes one of the world's worst man-made catastrophes.”

| Video |

'Chernobyl' is presented in 4K UHD courtesy of Warner Brothers Home Entertainment and HBO with a 2160p transfer in 2.00:1. The mini series isn’t a bright or colorful film. The colors are washed out and stylized. Mostly earth-toned images that dominate the screen.

| Audio |

'Chernobyl' is presented in 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio format. This is primarily a dialog driven film and plays very clearly.  Music was lively through the surround speakers. Additional audio options include 5.1 DTS in French, Castilian Spanish, and Latin Spanish.

| Special Features |
  • Inside the Episodes

  • What is Chernobyl?

  • Meet the Key Players

  • Behind the Curtain - Director Johan Renck

  • Script to Screen - The Divers 

  • Pivotal Moment: The Trial 

| Overall Reaction |

This is not an easy piece to watch. The five-part miniseries is a haunting event, but it is one that will engage you throughout. Based on the disastrous true story 'Chernobyl' is a gripping tragedy from the onset of the early-morning explosion through the chaos and loss of lives. This Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment features all-around video quality, crystal clear sound and a fair amount of special features. Winner of an impressive 10 Primetime Emmy® Awards and two Golden Globe® Awards, 'Chernobyl' is a highly recommended viewing without a doubt.

Summary (out of 5)

Film:  4.5   Video:  5.0    Audio:  5.0    Extras:  4.0    Overall:  4.5