Top positive review
The King of Blu-rays
19 May 2019
After Wonder Woman, Warner Bros' Aquaman is another superbly satisfying addition to the DC universe. It is filled with outstanding visuals, a light dose of comedy and an awesome performance by Jason Momoa. Kudos to James Wan for providing a fun-filled eye-popping entertainment and at the same time providing a much needed boost to the DCEU along with a Billion dollar BO.
Also, if you are buying this Blu-ray/UHD, I would suggest to definitely go with the Digibook edition. The lenticular edition looks spectacular, contains 64 pages of exclusive images and is the ultimate way to go. A must buy for fans.
Picture Quality - 5/5
I have around a hundred Blu-rays and I can easily say that this is the best looking one among the lot. The movie is full of breathtaking imagery and this Blu-ray does complete justice to them. The colors dazzle on the screen, sharpness is stupendous and the contrast is striking. Right from the first scene until the end, any scene can easily be used as demo material or a wallpaper even, it's that beautiful. My special thanks to James Wan and team for preserving the IMAX scenes on the Blu-ray. When displayed, these sequences switch to 1.78:1 aspect ratio filling up the entire screen which heightens the experience to all together different levels. This is easily a reference grade presentation from Warner Bros.
Audio Quality - 5/5
And this is how you do an immersive Dolby Atmos mix. What an Audio!! But make sure you select Atmos from the audio option because again the masterminds at Warner Bros. have made DTS-HD 5.1 as the default option. The Atmos (7.1 TrueHD core) mix on this disc is so well done, you almost feel that the speakers have disappeared. Precisely placed sound effects fill up the entire room. The underwater sequences are definitely a highlight. The thunderstorms, the rain, all fill the entire soundstage. Different atmospheric effects keep the surrounds busy during the entire runtime. Vocals are extremely clear, punchy and placed perfectly at the center. The front speakers create a super wide listening space. And lastly the LFE : Warn your neighbors before playing this disc. This masterful audio is a serious test for your subwoofer. The low end is unrelentless, packing immense power that may shake and rattle anything that comes in its way. Undoubtedly a reference grade mix which is going to be the demo disc for many days to come.
Magnificent Digibook. Stunning video. Mind-blowing audio. Must Buy.
If only I had a bigger screen and an atmos receiver to fully enjoy the disc. Sigh!!!