4K Ultra HD + Blu-Ray + Digital | Universal | 2021 | 109 mins | Rated PG | October 19, 2021
Director: M. Night Shyamalan
Starring: Gael García Bernal, Vicky Krieps, Rufus Sewell, Alex Wolff
Codec: HEVC / H.265
Resolution: Native 4K (2160p)
HDR: Dolby Vision, HDR10
Aspect ratio: 2.39:1
Original aspect ratio: 2.39:1
English: Dolby Atmos
English: Dolby TrueHD 7.1 (48kHz, 24-bit)
French: Dolby Digital 5.1 (640 kbps)
Spanish: Dolby Digital Plus 7.1
| Film Synopsis |
Visionary filmmaker M. Night Shyamalan unveils a chilling, mysterious thriller about a family on a tropical holiday who discover that the secluded beach where they are relaxing for a few hours is somehow causing them to age rapidly…reducing their entire lives into a single day.
| Video |
This 4K UHD presentation really delivers on all fronts including strong colors. Blacks are rich and very natural in their appearance. Film grain is deftly managed which allows even more detail to come out of the background. Universal has delivered another fantastic transfer on this latest 4K release.
| Audio |
OLD features a Dolby Atmos soundtrack. There are elements in this track that are truly immersive, such as the sounds of the waves hitting the shore. The Dialogue is perfectly clear and brings the voices throughout the surrounding speakers.
| Special Features |
Deleted Scenes: Included are Cold Open, Maddox Overlooked, Guy and Prisca Have a Moment, Spa Options, Trent's Trunk, Mirror Mirror, Despair, Maybe They're on Their Way?, Patricia's Loss, and Birthday Party.
Shyamalan Family Business: Shyamalan's daughter serves as a second unit director on the film and discusses growing up with a famous filmmaker. M. Night also discusses how his relationship with his daughters kept him feeling "at home" during the shoot. Also: his other daughters' contributions to the film.
All the Beach Is a Stage: Shyamalan discusses the film's setting and structure. The piece also explores cast and performances, the film's tone (and the tone within the larger M. Night canon), photography, and more.
Nightmares in Paradise: Exploring the shooting locations.
A Family in the Moment: Cast and crew remember making a particularly emotional scene in the film. Also: a ceremony to "thank the beach" at the end of shooting.
| Overall Reaction |
Universal's UHD is excellent, as expected: video and audio presentations are top-notch and the supplements are fine. Shyamlan fans should find a lot to appreciate about this one. Recommended.
Film: 3.5 Video: 4.0 Audio: 4.0 Extras: 3.0 Overall: 4.0