DUNKIRK (2017) 4K UHD
Director: Christopher Nolan
Actors: Fionn Whitehead, Barry Keoghan, Mark Rylance
Drama/War/History, 106 minutes.
Distributor: Warner Bros
Out on 4K UHD, Bluray and Dvd now, you can order it here!
”May/June 1940. 400,000 British soldiers are holed up in the French port town of Dunkirk. The only way out is via sea, and the Germans have air superiority, bombing the British soldiers and ships without much opposition. The situation looks dire and, in desperation, Britain sends civilian boats to try to evacuate the beleaguered forces. This is that story, seen through the eyes of a soldier amongst those trapped forces, two RAF fighter pilots and a group of civilians on their boat, part of the evacuation fleet.”
Christopher Nolan is one of my favorite directors if not my favorite, so every movie he releases I get really hyped for. Dunkirk was no exception, I knew it was going to be based on a true story, and that it was going to be a war/drama movie… but I didn’t knew nothing about the actual historic event at all. So the movie became interesting immediately, but in the middle of seeing the movie I felt something wasn’t right… When I heard it was going to be a war movie, I expected war to be in the movie, in big scales and that was also the feeling that the trailer gave me. I was wrong… it’s not at all like that, this is a movie that shows the horrific event of the left soldiers that wouldn’t get rescued by their own country. And we get to see it from the soldiers point of view and Nolan did a great work to capture all those elements from different perspectives so good.
The movie is slow paced and it takes a bit before we actually understand what is happening, if you don’t already know the story, which I didn’t… and there isn’t much dialog here either, instead Nolan focus on telling the story with the emotions of the soldiers and their difficult situations.
The sound is incredible and the best thing about the movie… the bombs, the shots, the engine of the planes… it all sounded so real and almost made you feel like you were there. Really beautiful sound both in sound effects and soundtrack.
Overall the movie was good, but if I’ve had my mind set on a more subtle, slow paced drama movie I think I would’ve like it a bit more… the trailer of the movie gave me a huge epic war sensation and it was the complete opposite of that. But a great movie indeed.
The picture quality was awesome, Nolan really cares about the visual look of his movies and the 4K look is a beauty, but for the first time I feel that the sound wins here. Amazing sound quality and the best sound I’ve heard on a 4K movie yet!
4K and Bluray Comparisons.
The biggest difference between 4K Ultra HD and traditional Blu-ray is that the former supports resolutions up to 3840 x 2160 (4K), while the latter caps out at 1920 x 1080 (1080p). 4K is four times better than Blu ray. HDR is also available in 4K UHD… HDR expands the range of both contrast and color significantly. Bright parts of the image can get much brighter, so the image seems to have more ”depth.” Colors get expanded to show more bright blues, greens, reds and everything in between.
Join director Christopher Nolan and his production team on their epic journey to recreate the miracle of Dunkirk. Equipped with large-format cameras, innovative effects, historic naval and air fleets and scores of actors, the filmmakers surmounted staggering challenges in order to create an accurate, authentic and heart-pounding cinematic experience.