What's new

F9 The Fast Saga 4K UHD Review

A serviceable sequel that delivers on action. 3 Stars

Vin Diesel returns as Dom Toretto with the rest of his crew return for another globe-trotting adventure in the latest chapter of The Fast and the Furious saga.

F9 (2021)
Released: 25 Jun 2021
Rated: PG-13
Runtime: 143 min
Director: Justin Lin
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime
Cast: Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster
Writer(s): Daniel Casey, Justin Lin, Alfredo Botello
Plot: Dom and the crew must take on an international terrorist who turns out to be Dom and Mia's estranged brother.
IMDB rating: 5.2
MetaScore: 58

Disc Information
Studio: Universal
Distributed By: N/A
Video Resolution: 2160p HEVC w/HDR
Aspect Ratio: 2.40:1
Audio: Dolby Atmos, Spanish 7.1 DD+:Spanish 7.1 DD+, French 7.1 DD+:French 7.1 DD+
Subtitles: English SDH, Spanish, French
Rating: PG-13
Run Time: 2 Hrs. 23 Min. (Theatrical) 2 Hrs. 30 Min. (Director's Cut)
Package Includes: UHD, Blu-ray, Digital Copy
Case Type: Amaray
Disc Type: UHD
Region: All
Release Date: 09/21/2021
MSRP: $49.98

The Production: 3/5

Video: 4.5/5

3D Rating: NA

Audio: 4.5/5

Special Features: 4/5

Overall: 4/5

Post Disclaimer

Some of our content may contain marketing links, which means we will receive a commission for purchases made via those links. In our editorial content, these affiliate links appear automatically, and our editorial teams are not influenced by our affiliate partnerships. We work with several providers (currently Skimlinks and Amazon) to manage our affiliate relationships. You can find out more about their services by visiting their sites.

Published by

Timothy E

editor,member,author

View thread (8 replies)

Timothy E

Reviewer
Joined
Jul 20, 2007
Messages
1,266
Real Name
Timothy Ewanyshyn
I hope they fix the authoring for other 4K discs that have alternate versions on the same disc. The Blu-ray does this correctly by offering you the choice after pressing "Play." The 4K disc plays the shorter theatrical cut by default, and the longer director's cut can only be accessed through the director's commentary in the special features section. The 4K disc should offer the same accessibility to the alternate cut as does the Blu-ray.
 

cineMANIAC

Senior HTF Member
Joined
Oct 3, 2008
Messages
2,181
Location
New York City
Real Name
Luis
I somehow missed that they made yet another F&F flick. Did this even get a theatrical run? Checked out the trailer on youtube and I don't think I want to see this. Aside from everything looking overly digital and fake, the plausibility of the stunts is laughably poor. This is now bordering on cartoony (maybe it always was?) I've enjoyed most of these films to a point but I think it's time to bow out.
 

Malcolm R

Senior HTF Member
Joined
Feb 8, 2002
Messages
20,772
Real Name
Malcolm
I somehow missed that they made yet another F&F flick. Did this even get a theatrical run? Checked out the trailer on youtube and I don't think I want to see this. Aside from everything looking overly digital and fake, the plausibility of the stunts is laughably poor. This is now bordering on cartoony (maybe it always was?) I've enjoyed most of these films to a point but I think it's time to bow out.
Yep, biggest movie of the year so far worldwide* (released in theaters on 6/25):

1632339297249.png


*Actually second biggest behind the Chinese release, Hi, Mom ($822 million) though I'm not sure if that film is yet released anywhere outside China.
 
Last edited:

Kaskade1309

Supporting Actor
Joined
Apr 7, 2020
Messages
974
Real Name
S
Rented this last night on Blu-ray; one of the first, if not THE first, I missed in theaters. Me and the wife both thought this was "ehhhhh...." even being big fans of the franchise in general, going back to Rob Cohen's superior and spot-on original. I own the original on DVD (still looks amazing) and parts four, five, six and seven on Blu, and Fate of the Furious on UHD Blu.

I don't think this one is a buy.
 

Todd Erwin

Reviewer
Senior HTF Member
Joined
Apr 16, 2008
Messages
7,282
Location
Hawthorne, NV
Real Name
Todd Erwin
I read that there is an issue with the Movies Anywhere code for this film when redeemed anywhere else but Movies Anywhere. Redeeming on MA will give you individual listings of the theatrical and director's cuts in 4K across most retailers, but if you redeem on Vudu, you will receive the theatrical in 4K and the director's cut in HD as a bonus feature.
 

Robert Crawford

Crawdaddy
Moderator
Patron
Joined
Dec 9, 1998
Messages
55,606
Location
Michigan
Real Name
Robert
I read that there is an issue with the Movies Anywhere code for this film when redeemed anywhere else but Movies Anywhere. Redeeming on MA will give you individual listings of the theatrical and director's cuts in 4K across most retailers, but if you redeem on Vudu, you will receive the theatrical in 4K and the director's cut in HD as a bonus feature.
Todd,

Unfortunately, I redeemed my MA code on Movies Anywhere site and the director's cut was not in 4K.

Edit: Via my ATV4K unit and using MA app on iTunes, the movie's does have two separate 4K listings there. Furthermore, the director's cut does play back in 4K on MA's site.

Via my ATV4K unit while using the Amazon app on iTunes, there are two separate 4K listings for theatrical and director's cut. However, the director's Cut doesn't play back in 4K.

Via my Roku unit while using Vudu, there aren't two separate 4K listings, but the director's cut is part of the extras. The director's cut doesn't play back in 4K.

Via my ATV4K until and now using the Vudu app on iTunes, again there aren't two separate 4K listings as the director's cut is part of the extras. However, the director's cut does play back in 4K. Isn't that weird!


Via my ATV4K unit and iTunes, there aren't two separate 4K listings as again, the director's cut is part of the extras. Also, again the director's cut doesn't play back in 4K. I got the same results using the ATV+ app via my ATV4K unit.
 
Last edited:

AlexF

Supporting Actor
Joined
Feb 14, 2005
Messages
644
Real Name
Alex
In Canada, the code only redeems on Google movies... as the DC version only. Can't get the theatrical version that way. :(
 

Todd Erwin

Reviewer
Senior HTF Member
Joined
Apr 16, 2008
Messages
7,282
Location
Hawthorne, NV
Real Name
Todd Erwin
Todd,

Unfortunately, I redeemed my MA code on Movies Anywhere site and the director's cut was not in 4K.

Edit: Via my ATV4K unit and using MA app on iTunes, the movie's does have two separate 4K listings there. Furthermore, the director's cut does play back in 4K on MA's site.

Via my ATV4K unit while using the Amazon app on iTunes, there are two separate 4K listings for theatrical and director's cut. However, the director's Cut doesn't play back in 4K.

Via my Roku unit while using Vudu, there aren't two separate 4K listings, but the director's cut is part of the extras. The director's cut doesn't play back in 4K.

Via my ATV4K until and now using the Vudu app on iTunes, again there aren't two separate 4K listings as the director's cut is part of the extras. However, the director's cut does play back in 4K. Isn't that weird!


Via my ATV4K unit and iTunes, there aren't two separate 4K listings as again, the director's cut is part of the extras. Also, again the director's cut doesn't play back in 4K. I got the same results using the ATV+ app via my ATV4K unit.
Sorry! :oops:
 

Forum Sponsors

Latest Articles

Staff online

Forum statistics

Threads
348,756
Messages
4,855,748
Members
142,373
Latest member
davido626
Recent bookmarks
0
Top
Available for Amazon Prime