Darkest Hour 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Review & Comments

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    1. Simon Crust

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      Great review!

      I planned to just get the regular Blu-ray but I might just spend the extra bucks for the 4K disc now ;)
       
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      Brilliant film, glad to hear the disc lives up to it.
       
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      This film is epic, I am new to 4K and HDR but I can honestly say I was blown away by the quality of the picture . The detail, the shadows and the depth of those blacks......wow !
       
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      Thanks for the excellent review.

      Wonderful film and if you're after long interviews then YouTube is bursting with great stuff (I'll be making my own extras' disc as usual).
       
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      Thanks for a Great Review. Looking forward to seeing this, though a little concerned that you say it veers from the true reality. Hollywood shaping History to what fits their story? I know they do it regularly, but this might be too great & recent an event in many ways to be allowed to do that. It's a slippery slope when you play with fundamental truths that many will believe, And Hollywood should be only too well aware as to where that can lead.
       
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      Saw this last night and was blown away. Certainly in demo disc territory, might just be my favourite UHD so far, at least on an OLED. Was impressed at the cinematography on the big screen but at home with a decent rig it's spectacular. Doesn't hurt that it's in service of a really great film too. It'll be interesting to see it on an LCD as the picture is really dependent on having solid black levels so may show up any issues with the panel.

      Only complaint, and I'm really nitpicking here, is my rear speakers damn near blew my head off when Churchill leaves the meeting in France. No idea why but that particular plane seemed to be mastered *far* higher in the mix than anything else was!
       
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      To be honest I wasn't particularly interested in this, but after reading the picture quality review I'm in! It was reviewed with the same tv as me so you've set my expectations very high, Simon.
       
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      Having seen this film several times I can assure you that you don't have to be worried about any kind of large scale historical reshaping, such as Matt Damon or Ben Affleck bursting into the Commons to deliver Churchill's speech for him, or similar. Without going into any detail, it's more the politicking that has been simplified, and it being actually a British production is what keeps the film well above water. That and the amazing Gary Oldman. As for the scene in the Underground though, that's pure hokum, but since Churchill did go 'missing' for a couple of hours that day then, as one of the producers said, it could have happened. Yeah, right. But as a piece of dramatic filmmaking it's a powerful scene all the same and I teared up accordingly.
       
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      Enjoyed the film. An Atmos soundtrack on the poor man's blu ray was pretty good infact. The Dakota taking off had me ducking and the air conditioning in the War Rooms was omni present, really good realistic mix.

      Bit of trivia. Churchill goes looking for a book on the Roman senator Cicero. In a following scene Churchill talks to David Bamber playing Admiral Ramsey, who played Cicero in the HBO drama Rome.
       
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      Watched this last night. Yes, a real Gem of a Movie. Gary Oldman's performance is truly stunning.

      I particularly loved how, after Winston visits the Tube, he ramps up what these people said to him to his Outer Cabinet, then does the same to his War Cabinet about what the Outer Cabinet said. May all be artistic license, but great classic Churchillian stuff!

      Shame it's a 2017 Movie as it is in my top ten of 2018 (Seen) Movies!
       
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      Darkest Hour makes a terrific double bill with Dunkirk.
       
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      Maybe even more relevant, "Darkest Hour" Back to Back with "Churchill". Brian Cox & Miranda Richardson are fantastic in that IMO, but it got completely overshadowed by "Darkest Hour"
       
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      I’ll look out for that one, thanks.
       

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