REVIEW: Blade Runner 2049

10

Picture Quality

10.0 /10

Audio

10.0 /10

HDR

10.0 /10

Menus

10.0 /10

Bonus Content

10.0 /10

First and foremost, thank you to Warner Bros. Home Entertainment for the opportunity to review Blade Runner 2049 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack!

Blade Runner 2049 is the sequel that I wasn’t expecting to get, being that the original was released more than 25 years ago! It was a chance to see Harrison Ford on screen again, because let’s face it, he might not have a lot of movies left to make. Speaking of Ford, this movie might have pulled a George Lucas, waiting a few decades to be made, so that technology could catch up, to provide the landscape of visuals to help tell the story.

This sequel takes the original’s sci-fi feel and ups it a notch. The visuals in this movie are BEAUTIFUL! The story expands upon the original movies human and replicant and adds a hologram to the equation. At the center of the movie, trying to create the perfect human.

Newcomers Robin Wright, Ana De Armas, Ryan Gosling and Jared Leto with his method acting, fit right in on the screen. Director Denis Villeneuve delivers behind the camera and cinematographer Roger Deakins gave us such beautiful visuals.

My ONLY complaint, it felt like it runs a little long…

The video:

The HDR makes the darkest blacks and bright, vivid colors stand out on the screen. There are a LOT of CGI/Visual Effects in this movie, the clarity that shows up on screen makes it feel like you’re at the movie theater in the comforts of your own home! Again, some of the standout work includes the holograms and also some o the details in the background.

The audio:

I love watching movies at the theater just as much as I do at home and the Dolby Atmos Surround Sound doesn’t disappoint! You can hear all the small, ambient noises in the background where they would show up on the screen, in the area on the surround sound. The score provided by Hans Zimmer and Benjamin Wallfisch fits the movie and it’s themes throughout rather well!

The bonus features:

You can see the full list of bonus features at the bottom of this post, but the ones that stood out to me include:

Designing The world Of Blade Runner 2049 – my geekdon was in full effect here, this is the stuff that I have always wanted to do and love seeing

Blade Runner 101 – catches you up from the original movie to the new one.

Welcome To 2049 – pretty self explanatory

The Rise Of Wallace Corp – the company behind it all

Like with IT, I believe a director’s commentary would be great here! Maybe even some audio from Sir Ridley Scott.

OVERALL GRADE: A

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Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has announced the home release info (4K Ultra HD/3D Blu-Ray/Blu-Ray/DVD/Digital HD) for the critically acclaimed Blade Runner 2049!

The film stars Oscar nominees Ryan Gosling (“La La Land”) as K, and Harrison Ford (the “Star Wars” films, “Witness”), reprising the role of Rick Deckard.  The main international cast also includes Ana de Armas (“War Dogs”), Sylvia Hoeks (“Renegades”), Robin Wright (“Wonder Woman”), Mackenzie Davis (“The Martian”), Carla Juri (“Brimstone”), and Lennie James (“The Walking Dead”), with Dave Bautista (the “Guardians of the Galaxy” films) and Oscar winner Jared Leto (“Dallas Buyers Club”).

Blade Runner 2049” was produced by Oscar nominees Andrew A. Kosove & Broderick Johnson (“The Blind Side”) and three time Emmy winner Bud Yorkin & Cynthia Sikes Yorkin.  Multiple Oscar nominee Ridley Scott (“The Martian,” “Gladiator”), who directed the first “Blade Runner,” is an executive producer.  Bill Carraro served as executive producer and unit production manager.

Cast:

Robin Wright, Harrison Ford, Ana de Armas, Ryan Gosling, Jared Leto, Mackenzie Davis, Dave Bautista, David Dastamalchian, Edward James Olmos, Sylvia Hoeks, Barkhad Abdi, Lennie James, Hiam Abbass, Carla Juri

Synopsis:

Three decades after the events of the first film, a new blade runner, LAPD Officer K, unearths a long-buried secret that has the potential to plunge what’s left of society into chaos. K’s discovery leads him on a quest to find Rick Deckard, a former LAPD blade runner who has been missing for 30 years.

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Blade Runner 2049 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack3D Blu-ray and Blu-ray Combo Pack contains the following special features:

  • Designing The World of Blade Runner 2049
  • To Be Human: Casting Blade Runner 2049
  • Prologues: 2036: Nexus Dawn
  • Prologues: 2048: Nowhere to Run
  • Prologues: 2022: Black Out
  • Blade Runner 101: Blade Runners
  • Blade Runner 101: The Replicant Evolution
  • Blade Runner 101: The Rise of Wallace Corp
  • Blade Runner 101: Welcome to 2049
  • Blade Runner 101: Joi
  • Blade Runner 101: Within the Skies

Blade Runner 2049 Standard Definition DVD contains the following special features:

  • Blade Runner 101: Blade Runners
  • Blade Runner 101: The Replicant Evolution
  • Blade Runner 101: The Rise of Wallace Corp
  • Blade Runner 101: Welcome to 2049
  • Blade Runner 101: Joi
  • Blade Runner 101: Within the Skies
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Own Blade Runner 2049 is currently available on Digital HD and will release on 4K Ultra HD/Blu-Ray3D/Blu-Ray/DVD TOMORROW, January 16th! For more information, visit the website HERE

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