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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
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