Academy Award winner for Best Picture Green Book(2018) arrives on 4K UHD, Blu-ray, and DVD on March 12, 2019, and is available for digital download as of February 19, 2019.
The Production: 4.5/5
In 1962, Tony Vallelonga aka “Tony Lip”(Viggo Mortensen) finds himself temporarily unemployed from his job in “public relations” at the Copacabana Club in New York when the club closes for several months for renovations. Fortunately for Tony, his no-nonsense, fearless approach to his job as a bouncer puts him on the radar of the record label managing the Don Shirley Trio. Dr. Donald Shirley(Mahershala Ali) has been booked for a concert tour of the United States, including the Deep South, and Tony is hired to provide needed security for the musician.
3D Rating: NA
Green Book appears on 4K UHD in its original 2.00:1 aspect ratio. This is a sublime presentation in 4K with exceptional fine detail, excellent shadow detail, and hues that only UHD can provide. Certain aspects of the clarity of image should be credited to DP Sean Porter(Green Room) with everything kept in focus and exquisitely timely changes of focus within scenes as dialogue shifts between characters in foreground and background. 4K images can only do so much if the camera lens is out of focus, and everything was done right in the visuals on this film.
The English Dolby Atmos audio is up to the same high standard as the visuals. The sound mix shifts perspective, as it should, when camera angles change, and directional audio is employed well at intervals. There is a lot of music on the soundtrack, and the Dolby Atmos audio serves it well with exceptional fidelity.
Special Features: 1.5/5
Green Book offers fine performances from its cast and an interesting story of the travels of Tony and Dr. Shirley. The video and audio presentation are flawless on 4K UHD. The special features are minimal. Green Book is a story of love, friendship, tolerance, and understanding, and demonstrates that these principles belong to all time, and should not be limited and confined to any historical era.
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