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The Hunt for Red October: 30th Anniversary Ultra HD Blu-ray Review



Ralph Potts reviews the 30th Anniversary Steelbook Edition of The Hunt for Red October, the first installment in the popular Jack Ryan film franchise.



The Review at a Glance:
(max score: 5 )

Film:

Extras:

Audio/UHD Video total rating:
( Max score: 100 )

87



Details:

Studio and Year: Paramount - 1990
MPAA Rating: PG
Feature running time: 135 minutes
Genre: Drama/Thriller

Disc Format: BD-66
Encoding: HEVC
Video Aspect: 2.20:1
Resolution: 2160p/24

Audio Format(s): English Dolby TrueHD 5.1, French/Spanish Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround
Subtitles: English SDH, French/Spanish
Starring: Alec Baldwin, Sean Connery, James Earl Jones, Scott Glenn, Sam Neill
Directed by: John McTiernan
Music by: Basil Poledouris
Written by: Larry Ferguson & Donald Stewart based upon the Novel by Tom Clancy
Region Code: A


Release Date: February 25, 2020


"Invisible, Silent, Stolen "


Synopsis:



My Take:

I reviewed The Hunt for Red October’s 2018 Ultra HD Blu-ray release, and have included my comments from that review here. Ratings for film, audio, and bonus content will be the same, as they are identical to that release. New comments and ratings for the Ultra HD video are below.

It should be noted that this Ultra HD release is also available as part of the Jack Ryan 5-film Collection Ultra HD release.

Based on Tom Clancy's bestseller, directed by John McTiernan (Die Hard) and starring Sean Connery and Alec Baldwin, The Hunt For Red October seethes with high-tech excitement and sweats with the tension of men who hold Doomsday in their hands. A new technologically-superior Soviet nuclear sub, the Red October, is heading for the U.S. coast under the command of Captain Marko Ramius (Connery). The American government thinks Ramius is planning to attack. A lone CIA analyst (Baldwin) has a different idea: he thinks Ramius is planning to defect, but he has only a few hours to find him and prove it - because the entire Russian naval and air commands are trying to find him, too. The hunt is on!

Well I have to tell you that I am ashamed to admit that prior to reviewing The Hunt for Red October in 2008 I had NEVER seen it in its entirety. I had caught glimpses here and there on cable etc. but that was about it. I saw Patriot Games and Clear and Present Danger first and really liked Harrison Ford in the Jack Ryan role and just couldn’t see Alec Baldwin in the part. Since most are probably familiar with this movie I will forego any in depth commentary on the film. I am sure that I am not stating anything new to those reading this when I say that I really enjoyed this film.

Its strength lies in its story about a decorated Russian submarine Captain who along with a few of his key officers, desires to defect to the United States. In order to facilitate this, he needs the use of the newest and most advanced (Russian) submarine on the planet. The protagonist in the story is the only one who believes that the Russians are not looking to attack the U.S. and is under the gun to prove it before it’s too late. Add to that the excellent casting and John McTiernan’s superb direction and the results speak for themselves. It is easy to see how this film started the Clancy/Ryan movie franchise that followed.


This 30th Anniversary 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray release comes in a Limited Edition Steelbook:




Replay Value:


Parental Guide:

The rating is for some violence and brief language.


AUDIO/VIDEO - By The Numbers:
REFERENCE = 92-100/EXCELLENT = 83-91/GOOD = 74-82/AVERAGE = 65-73/BELOW AVERAGE = under 65

**My audio/video ratings are based upon a comparative made against other high definition media/blu-ray disc.**


UHD Presentation(HDR-10): 88
(Each rating is worth 4 points with a max of 5 per category)


  • HDR: Dark Highlights:
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  • Resolution:
  • Visual Impact:



UHD Presentation (Dolby Vision): 90
(Each rating is worth 4 points with a max of 5 per category)


  • HDR: Dark Highlights:
  • HDR: Bright Highlights:
  • HDR: Expanded Color:
  • Resolution:
  • Visual Impact:




Audio: 86
(Each rating is worth 4 points with a max of 5 per category)

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  • Surround Sound presentation:
  • Clarity/Detail:
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  • DSU/DTS Neural:X Rating * (non-rated element): NA




The Hunt for Red October comes to Ultra HD Blu-ray from Paramount Home Entertainment featuring 2160pHEVC encoded video and lossless Dolby TrueHD 5.1 channel sound.

From what I was able to gather from the studio The Hunt for Red October recently underwent a 4K re-mastering and its presentation on Ultra HD Blu-ray was derived from that process.

Note: This is the same 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray version as previously released.

It's important to note that the ultimate goal for any release on home video is to present a film in the highest possible quality based upon its original elements. A film like The Hunt for Red October has an aesthetic that incorporates film grain and the use of optics that won't result in the type of high gloss, tack-like sharpness of a film shot using digital cameras. This isn't a problem and shouldn't be seen as such.

This twenty-eight-year old film utilizes a variety of visuals to convey its mood, and thematic tone. The cinematography uses lighting schemes, shadows and low-lit environs, that can often impart a dark visual aesthetic. This is purposeful and comes across in this rendering. Looking at the opening to chapter 3 the improvement in depth and definition is noticeable, especially in the finer details visible in the large metallic objects in the ship building yard. The same is true of the various shots of the instrument panels and where lighting permitted, the controls, aboard the submarines.

Where applicable, colors are emboldened, appearing deeper and richer when compared to the Blu-ray version. The application of high dynamic range is on point as well. The aforementioned shipyard sequence features brilliant light from welding torches and falling sparks, which appeared vibrant and lifelike. The overhead lights in the conn aboard the U.S.S. Dallas and The Red October had an extra layer of pop that stood out nicely against the room’s drab interior. It should be noted that I found several instances of black crush, which when compared to the Blu-ray, was less of an issue. I saw what appeared to be banding in one or two of the underwater sequences as well however, that was fleeting.

In terms of resolution The Hunt for Red October isn’t consistently sharp but, this is an innate quality. In general, the image looks very good in this regard, with softening being an element that rarely detracts from the overall visual experience. My initial reaction upon viewing some select scenes left me concerned as the gamma appeared skewed too far toward the dark end of the spectrum. Switching from the standard custom gamma curve I use for most viewing on my projector to a slightly brighter one brought things in line. Those using projectors may have to consider this when viewing. Those viewing via a flat panel will more than likely not have an issue.

I would say that this Ultra HD rendering made for a discernible improvement when compared to the Blu-ray rendering. I believe that what we are seeing, aside from the minor instances of banding, is a faithful rendering of the film’s elements, which when all is said and done, is all we can ask for. The question now becomes, is the Ultra HD version worth considering over the Blu-ray? I would say that if you’re a fan and truly want to own The Hunt for Red October in its finest form, the answer is, yes. If you’re satisfied with the Blu-ray version, then you’re good to go.


Dolby Vision vs HDR-10:

I utilize the TCL 55P607 UHD Dolby Vision HDR flat panel in my review system to enable me to compare the visual quality of titles that contained the Dolby Vision metadata versus its HDR-10 counterpart on the same disc. All titles are first watched via my JVC front projector. I then select specific scenes which are watched on the TCL, first via HDR-10 then via Dolby Vision. The TCL isn’t among the top tier flat panels with DV, however it came recommended by AVS Senior Editor Mark Henninger, and calibrates/performs extremely well for a set at its price point.

* The cumulative A/V score will still be based upon the HDR-10 rating, with the DV rating serving as informational only for now.*

Comparing the DV and HDR-10 presentations for The Hunt for Red October, I found the HDR renderings to essentially be the same in terms of their rendering of color and high dynamic range. As I alluded to earlier, this can be a very dark film and I did find that the Dolby Vision version handled the very darkest of scenes better, yielding a slightly more uniform image.



Dolby TrueHD 5.1:

Paramount included the same Dolby TrueHD 5.1 channel track as found on the original Blu-ray release. As I said when I review it originally, it was obvious from the start that this was going to be a mix that was going to utilize the entire surround platform. Imaging, clarity and detail combined to create an atmosphere where subtle nuances contained in the soundtrack were easy to comprehend. Dynamics were excellent and really helped to drive the film’s underwater battle sequences.

This mix made regular use of the surround channels. Sounds passing through the room had a wonderfully immersive feeling as they matched the onscreen action. I detected that surrounds may have been mixed just a tad too hot which sometimes overshadowed dialog. During quieter passages dialog was intelligible with concise tonal quality and articulation. I would like to have seen (or felt) deeper bass impact. It was present but didn’t have the quality and tactility that would have made it a better match with the rest of the audio. I would have preferred a re-mix which included an immersive soundtrack option. Be that as it may, I still enjoyed this one.



For those not familiar with the details regarding Ultra HD Blu-ray you can refer to my article that includes some pertinent data on the subject. Here is the link:

Ultra HD Blu-ray Has Come to AVS Forum Blu-ray Reviews


Bonus Features:
  • Disc 1: The Hunt for Red October Ultra HD Blu-ray
  • Disc 2: The Hun for Red October Blu-ray
  • Legacy Bonus Material
  • Limited Edition Steelbook Packaging
  • Digital Copy



Final Thoughts:

Considered by many to be the best of the Tom Clancy/Jack Ryan films, The Hunt for Red October is an excellent film that made a great start to the film series. It comes to Blu-ray from Paramount Home Entertainment in this 30th Anniversary Steelbook Edition Ultra HD Combo Pack that featuring faithful overall Ultra HD video quality, complimentary lossless sound, and legacy supplements. The Hunt for Red October on Ultra HD is also available as part of the Jack Ryan 5-Film Collection. This release provides fans and steelbook collectors with the option of purchasing this film separately.









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This is definitely THE best Tom Clancy film adaptation, ranks a full 5 stars for me.
So many classic (to me at least) scenes. Including the closing scene with the 2 sub commanders. And the dialogue is memorable as well e.g " I would have loved to seen Montana."
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I love this movie and thought that Alec Baldwin was excellent as a young Jack Ryan. There are some interesting stories out there about why Baldwin didn't do the next Jack Ryan movie. After he wasn't given the part in that one, he did end up doing that spectacular scene in Glengarry Glen Ross something he will always be remembered for. Oh there was also, what's his name, you know that guy who played James Bond. Oh yeah, it was Sean Connery who was perfectly cast as the Russian Captain Ramius. I had read Tom Clancy's book and the movie lived up to all expectations. I got Red October as part of the five 4K movie Jack Ryan movie collection. I haven't watched it in a while but I recall being impressed with the Dolby Vision PQ and the very solid Dolby TrueHD 5.1 soundtrack expanded out to 7 channels. It's a great film that you'll watch over and over and never tire of.

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Is this the same as the prior UHD release that I received as part of the set of 5 "Jack Ryan" movies? Or was it remastered?

I thought Alec Baldwin was the best of the Jack Ryans. (Harrison Ford was just too old for the role.) Chris Pine was good, but his film didn't feel much like a Tom Clancy story.

The spoiler below concerns the Russian sub's "caterpillar" drive. Not relevant to an A/V discussion.

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As I mentioned in the review Bob, yes, it's the same as the previous UHD release.


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Thanks for the review @Ralph Potts. Too bad a 5.1, but do like the move. "Crazy Ivan"
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As I mentioned in the review Bob, yes, it's the same as the previous UHD release.


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My apologies. I scanned your review too quickly, as I already own a UHD disk.
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No apology necessary Bob..


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A movie that holds up with repeat viewings, picked it up when it first released on Blu-ray. Have always liked the performance of Scott Glenn as captain of the Dallas submarine.
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Agreed, Scott Glen as the skipper of the USS Dallas was excellent. I've been a big fan of his work since he played Alan Shepard in The Right Stuff.
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When people think of Sean Connery they think of Bond. I think of his role in this film, Connery doing some of his best work. I do think Alec Baldwin was a little stiff in this, but it could have been the way the character is written.
That's for alerting us to the steel box edition of this Ralph.
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I also have the 5 Box "Jack Ryan" UHD set. I agree with your analysis of the PQ/AQ and I also agree, 100%, with your take on the movie. It is most definitely the best of the Jack Ryan series (as others have noted)!
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I've always liked this movie, but one thing has always put a small bug in my head. The ending scene looks so phony with the background against their two heads. If I recall properly, there's ringing around their heads which really looks bad.


A product of the technology of the times, I suppose.
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I've always liked this movie, but one thing has always put a small bug in my head. The ending scene looks so phony with the background against their two heads. If I recall properly, there's ringing around their heads which really looks bad.


A product of the technology of the times, I suppose.
This movie is a benchmark one for me as it was the first movie I saw in Dolby Pro Logic in my first home theater several homes ago. It was definitely a "home-theater-in-a-box" setup but just experiencing the channel separation was the fuse that has kept me going further in home theater in the years since. It was also the first time I experienced an actor who would become an automatic for me, Stellan Skarsgård.
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Steelbook arrived yesterday. Oddly enough I've never seen this but I'm a fan of sub movies so no doubt will enjoy it when I get around to watching it.


Thanks for the review Ralph!
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Is this the same version that would be sold on Vudu as the Jack Ryan Film Series?

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Steelbook arrived yesterday. Oddly enough I've never seen this but I'm a fan of sub movies so no doubt will enjoy it when I get around to watching it.


Thanks for the review Ralph!

Me too. Love Submarine movies, Das Boot being my favorite.
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Not being a videophile.......

What are you calling an 'ultra Blu-Ray"? 4k? If yes, why not call it that? If not, put a disclaimer in your post that it is NOT the 4k version.

Now..Yes, I have purchased the 5 movie Jack Ryan package in 4k. Gave my BD disks away. The difference is night and day.

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What are you calling an 'ultra Blu-Ray"? 4k? If yes, why not call it that? If not, put a disclaimer in your post that it is NOT the 4k version.

Now..Yes, I have purchased the 5 movie Jack Ryan package in 4k. Gave my BD disks away. The difference is night and day.

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I am assuming that your post is directed at me. If you're referring to the use of the term "Ultra HD Blu-ray" the reason for that is because that's the name of the format. It's resolution is 3840 x 2160 or "4K". Just like the term Blu-ray applies to the 1920 x 1080 resolution used for that format.

The discs included with this set include both the Ultra HD Blu-ray and Blu-ray versions of the film (the same as those previously released).

I hope this clears up your confusion.


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Picked the Steelbook up at the local Best Buy for $10, such a deal, and just got around to watching today. Yay for social distancing.



I'm old enough to have seen this movie at the theaters, but somehow I never got around to owning a copy until now. Glad I do now.


For my money Alec Baldwin played the best Jack Ryan though I have enjoyed watching John Krazinski in the Amazon series.

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Me too. Love Submarine movies, Das Boot (1981) being my favorite.
This thread's struck a sub movie nerve. All types. My favorites are 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1954),Run Silent, Run Deep (1958), Operation Petticoat (1959), On the Beach (1959), The Russians Are Coming, the Russians Are Coming (1966), The Abyss (1989).

I was surprised to learn how many sub movies were made before 1940 (linked).

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Originally Posted by Ralph Potts View Post
I would like to have seen (or felt) deeper bass impact. It was present but didn’t have the quality and tactility that would have made it a better match with the rest of the audio.
Hey, Ralph... some Bass EQ could probably help with that!

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BEQ The Hunt for Red October (1990) TrueHD 5.1

LS 14Hz Q0.9 5dB x 4 (20dB total)


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