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4K Ultra HD + Blu-Ray  | Well Go USA | 2020 |  116 mins |  Rated 14A |  November 24, 2020

Director:   Sang-ho Yeon

Starring:   Jung-hyun Lee

53%

Video:
Codec: HEVC / H.265
Resolution: Upscaled 4K (2160p)
HDR: Dolby Vision, HDR10
Aspect ratio: 2.39:1
Original aspect ratio: 2.39:1

Audio

Korean: Dolby Atmos
Korean: Dolby TrueHD 7.1
English: DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1

| Film Synopsis |

Four years after the events of 'Train to Busan', soldier Jung-seok (Gang Dong-won) is assigned a covert operation. He leads a group of soldiers on a search and rescue mission to find survivors, and to retrieve a huge bag of cash. However, not only does his team come across a large pack of zombies, but they also discover that post-apocalyptic survivors have turned into the worst by pitting humans against zombies in a cage match. The lives of Jung-seok and his team will depend on whether the best — or worst — of human nature prevails in the direst of circumstances.

| Video |

PENINSULA is presented in 4K UHD courtesy of Well Go USA with a 2160p transfer in 2.39:1. The images are gorgeous and you can really see the textures in the actors’ faces. The HDR does add an excellent use of color throughout. The only downfall is the CGI,  it just seemed off and a little cheesy when watching on 4K.

| Audio |

The disc provides both the original Korean Dolby Atmos audio track as well as a new English DTS-HDMA 5.1 dub.  This film offers a well-balanced audio mix. Sounds fly through the room and above the Atmos speakers especially gunfire, car chases and explosions.

| Special Features |
  • Making of: A collection of BTS footage and cast & crew interviews.

  • Trailers 

| Overall Reaction |

Well Go USA Entertainment brings PENINSULA, the new sequel to the wildly popular South Korean zombie actioner 'Train to Busan'.   This film though is not as creative as its predecessor.  It felt more like a Mad Max film.  Bonus features are lacking.  Overall the movie was ok but had a good presentation other than the cheesy CGI.   

Summary (out of 5)

Film:  3.0  Video:  3.5    Audio:  4.0    Extras:  2.0    Overall:  3.0