The Video (5/5)
Thank the Blu-ray gods that Marvel and Disney have finally embraced 4K; this transfer is gorgeous. The HDR makes the colors pop like you’d only see in a high-end theater, and the fact that the film was shot in 8K help the resolution. Granted, the film was still finished with a 2K Digital Intermediate, but the 8K source is clearly still making an influence in the 4K UltraHD presentation.
Jeff Rauseo - August 16, 2017
...Disney has certainly come out of the gate strong.
...Disney's debut UHD is terrific. High quality 4K/HDR video, a reference Atmos soundtrack, and a fair assortment of extras make this one of the year's top releases. Very highly recommended.
Martin Liebman - August 15, 2017
...we did do a side-by-side demo comparing the HDR/WCG 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray and the SDR/Rec.709 Blu-ray using two LG G7 OLED 4K displays (with all noise reduction and motion enhancements flipped OFF) and two Oppo UDP-203 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray players in a darkened conference room.
...Make no mistake, the 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray DESTROYS the Blu-ray in every possible way (even when said Blu-ray is up-rezzed by what's probably the BEST 4K player on the market on arguably the BEST 4K display available today). I'm not kidding or exaggerating. No hyperbole whatsoever. The difference is visible and dramatic.
...Guardians Vol. 2 is probably going to set a new standard as the best, demo-worthy 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray the young format has ever seen.
Michael S. Palmer - August 3, 2017