Logan 4K UltraHD

Featured In Issue 228, June 2018

WSR Score5
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20th Century Fox Home Entertainment
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Strong brutal violence and language throughout, and brief nudity.
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Single Side, Dual Layer (BD-66)
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Color With B/W Sequences
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James Mangold
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Dolby Atmos, Dolby TrueHD 7.1
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In the near future, a weary "Logan" (Jackman) cares for an ailing Professor X (Stewart) in a hideout on the Mexican border. But Logan's attempts to hide from the world and his legacy are upended when a young mutant (Keen) arrives, being pursued by dark forces. (Gary Reber)

The 2.38:1 2160p HEVC/H.265 4K Ultra HD HDR-10 picture, filmed digital with Arri Alexa Mini and XT, and other camera systems in Panavision® and Dolby Vision, was sourced from a master format Digital Intermediate at 4K. The imagery is remarkably superb. This is an excellent reference presentation because there is both a black-and-white "Logan Noir" version in 4K UHD HDR and a color version to compare. As serious enthusiasts should know, all of the resolution and contrast is contained in the foundational black-and-white source. The color palette is naturally hued throughout and perfectly balanced with vivid primaries, bright colorful highlights, and perfectly natural fleshtones. Blue skies are blue and the scale of the photography is often impressive. Contrast is excellent, with deep solid blacks and revealing shadow delineation. Clarity and sharpness is outstanding. Resolution is outstanding, with fine detail exhibited throughout, especially in close-ups of the character's facial features, hair, clothing and object textures, including instances of dust in the atmosphere. This is a reference-quality 4K Ultra HD HDR presentation that visually delivers. (Gary Reber)

The Dolby Atmos/Dolby TrueHD 7.1-channel soundtrack is effectively dynamic with at times strong holosonic® envelopment and aggressive directionalized surround engagement. This is especially true during violent action scenes. Otherwise, surround energy is surprisingly limited. There are numerous nicely nuanced quieter sonics that enhance the realism of the settings. Overhead sounds, making up what is the Immersive Sound element, are also surprisingly scarce and limited to brief sound effects. Panning effects follow the action. Foley sound effects are realistic and convincing. The music score occupies all horizontal channels with a wide and deep soundstage presence that extends to the surrounds and fully engages the soundfield. Dialogue is intelligible throughout with good spatial delineation. This is a soundtrack that delivers dynamics, excellent fidelity, and at times aggressive surround engagement, and holosonic immersion. (Gary Reber)