Kingsman: The Secret Service

Featured In Issue 211, November 2016

WSR Score5
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In Kingman: The Secret Service, a covert operations group called Kingsman recruits an undisciplined urban punk into their grueling agent training program just in time to go into action to fight an evil tech wizard who is threatening the world. (Doug Blackburn)

Special features include six featurettes: Panel To Screen: The Education Of A 21st Century Super-Spy (HD 10:19), Heroes And Rogues (HD 23:09), Style All His Own (HD 10:49), Tools Of The Trade (HD 15:21), Breathtakingly Brutal (HD 17:27), and Culture Clash: The Comic Book Origins Of The Secret Service (HD 15:09); galleries: behind-the-scenes sets and props; the theatrical trailer; upfront previews; and an UltraViolet digital copy.

This movie was sourced from a 2K digital intermediate, but the images look better than the typical resolution present on other UHD discs made from 2K digital intermediates. In fact, Kingsman is one of the better-looking titles mastered from 2K digital intermediates. The original photography is especially well done, with a natural color palette and excellent attention paid to lighting and composition. HDR enhances the images noticeably compared to the SDR HD Blu-ray version. (Doug Blackburn)

The DTS-HD Master Audioô 7.1 soundtrack sounds great, with engrossing levels of detail and an active LFE channel. The music soundtrack is especially well recorded and natural sounding. Off-screen and on-screen sounds are well located and appropriately dynamic. This soundtrack contributes significantly to making this movie a very enjoyable entertainment experience. (Doug Blackburn)