Inferno: 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Review











The Movie:

The famous symbologist Robert Langdon (Tom Hanks) wakes up in an Italian hospital with amnesia and finds himself the target of a manhunt. Langdon teams up with Sienna Brooks (Felicity Jones), a doctor he hopes will help him recover his memories. Together, they race across Europe and against the clock to stop a virus that would wipe out half of the world’s population.

From the moment that the film starts it hits the ground running. Right at that moment I decided that I was going to like it. Not many films in a franchise do that sort of thing. Usually there’s a recap or reintroduction of characters and storylines but they didn’t do that nor was it even needed. You could easily jump right into this film without any knowledge of the previous films and enjoy it just the same. I loved the plot and how the mystery behind the virus unfolded. I thought it was a wise choice to have flashbacks and visions put pieces of the puzzle together. Even though some of the pieces started to feel obvious there were others that really surprised me. Jones was fantastic in this movie and I have to say that I have a newfound appreciation for her work. Hanks on the other hand is without a doubt one of the best actors EVER. He definitely shows that he can still easily lead a film of this caliber with ease. My only disappointment was that there wasn’t enough of Ben Foster in the movie. He always brings an intensity to his roles and I felt like he could’ve done a lot more. This was definitely an intriguing movie from start to finish and had a story that will get you thinking. If you’ve never seen a Robert Langdon film don’t let the fact that this the third film steer you away from checking it out because it’s worth the watch. 8/10

4K Presentation:

This isn’t the typical summer blockbuster movie that would be able to showcase the impressive look of a 4K title but you can tell right away that there are improvements between the 1080p version. Every scene looks a bit more crisp and a lot more vibrant with the black levels being significantly improved. It won’t make you say “ooh or ahh” but it is a nice step up from your typical Blu-ray.

Special Features:

Extended & Deleted Scenes – A total of about 27 minutes worth of scenes here. Most of these are actually really worth checking out, especially if you’re a fan of the series.

Visions of Hell – The cast and crew talk a bit more in depth about just how much darker this film is than the others.

Inferno Around the World – A look at the diverse cast and international settings of the film.

A Look at Langdon – This feature focuses on Robert Langdon and his role in the series.

This Is Sienna Brooks – A closer look at Felicity Jones’ character.

The Billionaire Villain: Bertrand Zobrist – A closer look at Ben Foster’s character in the film.

Ron Howard, a Director’s Journal – A really interesting discussion with Howard about the production of the film and certain decisions he made while shooting. 

Inferno is available NOW on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and DVD from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment


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