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UHD Review A few words about...™ The Hitman's Bodyguard -- in 4k UHD Blu-ray

Discussion in 'Blu-ray and UHD' started by Robert Harris, Dec 17, 2017.

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    Robert Harris

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    The Hitman's Bodyguard, a delightfully wry, action-packed film from Lionsgate (Summit) and Millennium, hits home video as a superb 4k UHD offering.

    One of the prime reasons being that Lionsgate and Millennium, finish many of their more recent productions in true 4k.

    And this disc makes it apparent.

    I'll not go into storyline, but for those unaware, it's a hoot. Language may be a bit of problem for younger viewers, as Mr. Jackson (Samuel L.) creates an aura around the word "mother**er" that will have some feeling it perfectly normal to use at the Christmas dinner table.

    Ryan Reynolds, Gary Oldman and Salma Hayek, round out a superb, fun cast.

    Image - 5 (Dolby Vision & HDR 10)

    Audio - 5 (Dolby Atmos)

    4k - 5

    Pass / Fail - Pass

    Recommended

    RAH




     
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    Is it just me or does it seem like Samuel L Jackson seems to be in a new movie every month! And yet one of his best still has not been released on Blu-ray afaik...'187'
     
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    Yeah, he loves to work. I remember seeing an interview with Jackson where he said he had talked to George Lucas about directing Red Tails and Jackson said he passed because it would take a year or so and he didn't want to step away from acting for that long.
     
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    It is his duty to please every boody ... ;)
     
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    I watched this on UHD this afternoon. It was as expected: noisy, busy, jabbery, and completely over-the-top: exactly what one expects from today's action films. I had a good time with it, but it did seem to me that Reynolds, despite top billing, played subordinate to Jackson for most of the movie. Not a lot of plot surprises either (I figured out the Interpol mole's identity long before it was revealed, and it was given away pretty early), but the wild action sequences like that climactic chase through Amsterdam were adequate compensations.
     
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    It's the type of a film that is better enjoyed in a movie theater with other people because of the comedic moments. I laughed my butt off when I first watched it that way.
     
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    Yup. The funniest movie moment last year was when Jackson used his favorite word for the umpteenth time and Reynolds exploded, "That's it! You've RUINED the word 'motherf---er' for me!"

    They just announced a sequel. Woo-hoo!

    Mike S.
     
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    Hmm forum seems to be hanging today.

    I’ve seen a handful of double posts. Have to refresh to get a post to take.
     

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