Cloverfield & 10 Cloverfield Lane Bring The Invasion to 4K UHD (Blu-ray Review)

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Cloverfield and 10 Cloverfield Lane are now available for the first time ever on 4K UHD Blu-ray! From producer J.J. Abrams, director Matt Reeves (War For The Planet of The Apes) and director Dan Trachtenberg, check out my reviews for both releases and all the special features included.

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Review

It was interesting watching Cloverfield for the first time since theaters for me all these years later… And to see it in 4K was something entirely different considering the movie was a hand-held found footage romp, and also one of the first major blockbusters to utilise this method and reignite the genre since the Blair Witch Project. So how does it hold up with a crisper image when the damn camera is constantly shaking all over the place? Ok. They upscaled the quality to hit 4K on this one and the results are still nauseating at times, but seeing it at home isn’t nearly as uncomfortable as it was in theaters. If anything, this might be the best way to see the film, because those aliens look damn good. The movie holds up well under the direction of Matt Reeves, who is about to remake Batman for the 12th time. Plus — we are on the verge of seeing a third entry into this franchise and I’m excited to see which direction they take it.

10 Cloverfield Lane was a shocking sleeper sidequel to the original Cloverfield and I absolutely loved it. The thing plays out like a feature length episode of Black Mirror and director Dan Trachtenberg’s close-quarters suspense thriller goes to such dark and uncomfortable places that you’ll be floored by the time this one concludes outside of that bunker. I actually prefer the sequel to the original even if it’s much smaller in scale, because of John Goodman’s incredible performance as a mentally ill survivalist who just may not be as crazy as we all assume him to be. 10 Cloverfield Lane looks amazing in 4K and the special features (although the same as the standard Blu-ray — which is always the case) are really fun when they start dissecting the story/effects and even sound that they applied to the finished product.

Rating:

CLOVERFIELD

2-DISC 4K UHD / BLU-RAY COMBO PACK W/DIGITAL COPY

Street date:  January 23, 2018

Synopsis:  Producer J.J. Abrams’ and director Matt Reeves’ monster hit arrives on 4K Ultra HD for the first time ever.  CLOVERFIELD thrilled critics and audiences alike with its shocking, first-person video account of a horrifying attack on Manhattan by an unknown—and seemingly unstoppable—force.  Relive the mysterious and thrilling story with the sensational picture quality only 4K Ultra HD can deliver.

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Audio & Subtitles:

4K UHD

  • English 5.1 Dolby TrueHD, French Canadian 5.1 Dolby Digital, French Parisian 5.1 Dolby Digital, Latin American Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital, Brazilian Portuguese 5.1 Dolby Digital, German 5.1 Dolby Digital, Japanese 5.1 Dolby Digital & English Audio Description
  • English, English SDH, French Canadian, French Parisian, Latin American Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, German, Japanese, Dutch, Danish, Finnish, Norwegian & Swedish Subtitles

Blu-ray

  • English 5.1 Dolby TrueHD, French 5.1 Dolby Digital & Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital
  • English, English SDH†, French, Spanish & Portuguese Subtitles

Special Features:

On 4K UHD & Blu-ray

  • Commentary by Director Matt Reeves

Only on Blu-ray

  • Special Investigation Mode
  • Document 01.18.08: The Making of Cloverfield
  • Cloverfield Visual Effects
  • I Saw It!  It’s Alive!  It’s Huge!
  • Clover Fun
  • Deleted Scenes with Optional Commentary
  • Alternate Endings with Optional Commentary

 


10 CLOVERFIELD LANE

2-DISC 4K UHD / BLU-RAY COMBO PACK W/DIGITAL COPY

Street date:  January 23, 2018

Synopsis:  Producer J.J. Abrams’ and director Dan Trachtenberg’s chilling and intense thriller debuts on 4K Ultra HD.  Starring John Goodman and Mary Elizabeth Winstead, 10 CLOVERFIELD LANE follows a young woman who survives a catastrophic car crash only to wake up in a survivalist’s underground bunker. He claims to have saved her from an apocalyptic attack that has left the outside world uninhabitable, but as his increasingly suspicious actions lead her to question his motives, she’ll have to escape in order to discover the truth.

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Audio & Subtitles:

4K UHD

  • English Dolby Atmos, French Parisian 5.1 Dolby Digital, Latin American Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital, Brazilian Portuguese 5.1 Dolby Digital, German 5.1 Dolby Digital, Japanese 5.1 Dolby Digital & English Audio Description
  • English, English SDH, French Parisian, Latin American Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, German, Japanese, Dutch, Danish, Finnish, Norwegian & Swedish Subtitles

Blu-ray

  • English Dolby Atmos, French 5.1 Dolby Digital, Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital, Portuguese 5.1 Dolby Digital & English Audio Description
  • English, English SDH†, French, Spanish & Portuguese Subtitles

Special Features:

On 4K UHD & Blu-ray

  • Commentary by Director Dan Trachtenberg and Producer J.J. Abrams

Only on Blu-ray

  • Cloverfield Too
  • Bunker Mentality
  • Duck and Cover
  • Spin-Off
  • Kelvin Optical
  • Fine Tuned
  • End of Story
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