Holy moley what a disc! Saw this first in the shop I work in... We had the new Sony XE93 on display running this movie and I thought it looked jaw dropping. Very punchy 3-D like image quality with extremely deep colours (if not a bit unrealistic/over the top)
Had to get the BD and judge it on my own setup and WOW! Finally another reference disk for me. picture quality is razor sharp, a true 4K-DI that oozes details (those skin tones and facial textures!) Also a superb disk for showing off your set's black levels. Outer space is inky black as it should be, and great contrast is show throughout the ship. Scenes with the space suit outside of the ship are phenomenal as the extremely bright white LEDs of the suits stick out and almost burn your eyes due to the contrast of the absolute black blacks of space. interiors look fine and crisp, the water looks amazing!!
sound quality superb too. One of my favourite 2.35:1 movies for sure (I am a huge fan of taller formats like 1.85:1 and 1.78:1) as all my top reference PQ disks have <1.85:1 aspect ratio (Avatar, Life of Pi, The Dark Knight, Interstellar, Avengers, The Dark Knight Rises, etc..) Not quite the same torture test of black levels as Gravity and not quite as good as Interstellar's IMAX 15/70mm scenes (but nothing really is), but other than that this is in my opinion a top blu ray thats blue tier !
Tier recommendation: 0*