BLU-RAY REVIEW: CHERNOBYL
11/30/2020



Chernobyl Blu-ray Review



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OVERVIEW: The multiple Emmy® and Golden Globe® Award-winning miniseries from HBO, Chernobyl, will be released on 4K Ultra HD Blu-rayTM Combo Pack by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. Available on December 1, 2020, Chernobyl features an ensemble cast that includes Jared Harris (The Crown, Mad Men), Stellan Skarsgård (Melancholia, Good Will Hunting) and Emily Watson (Hillary and Jackie, Breaking the Waves). Winner of an impressive 10 Primetime Emmy® Awards and two Golden Globe® Awards, Chernobyl is the powerful, five-part series that dramatizes the story of one of the worst man-made catastrophes in history and of the sacrifices made to save Europe from unimaginable disaster. Now viewers can own the compelling drama in visually stunning 4K Ultra HD. This 4K Ultra HD release will include a Blu-ray™ copy of the miniseries plus Digital Copy (US only). This release will feature all five episodes of the miniseries and bonus content from the previously released Blu-rayTM and DVD. Chernobyl is also available to own on Digital via purchase from digital retailers. .

SYNOPSIS: On April 26, 1986, the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in Ukraine, Soviet Union suffered a massive explosion that released radioactive material across Belarus, Russia and Ukraine, and as far as Scandinavia and western Europe. This gripping five-part miniseries follows the tragedy from the onset of the early-morning explosion through the chaos and loss of life in the ensuing days, weeks and months.

Jared Harris portrays Valery Legasov, a leading Soviet nuclear physicist who was one of the first to grasp the scope of the unparalleled disaster that occurred. Stellan Skarsgård plays Soviet Deputy Prime Minister Boris Shcherbina, who is assigned by the Kremlin to lead the government commission on Chernobyl in the hours immediately following the accident. Emily Watson portrays Ulana Khomyuk, a Soviet nuclear physicist committed to solving the mystery of what led to the Chernobyl disaster. .

BLU-RAY: The film is presented in widescreen in a 16x9 aspect ration preserving its theatrical format. The picture is just flawless. Not only the picture looks great in this release, also the sound it is good, a 5.1 Master Audio in English that provides a good complement to the picture. It also includes  English and French subtitles.

VIDEO:
Widescreen 16x9

AUDIO:
4K UHD: English DTS-HD Master Audio™ 5.1, French DTS Digital Surround Audio™ 5.1, Latin Spanish DTS Digital Surround Audio™ 2.0, Castilian DTS Digital Surround Audio™ 5.1 BD: English 5.1, French 5.1, Latin Spanish 2.0, Castilian 5.1, Czech 2.0

Subtitles - English SDH, French, Latin Spanish, Castilian Spanish, Czech, Dutch, Danish, Finnish, Norwegian, Swedish

SPECIAL FEATURES:

Blu-ray™ unleashes the power of your HDTV and is the best way to watch movies at home, featuring 6X the picture resolution of DVD, exclusive extras and theater-quality surround sound.

Meet the Key Players

Inside the Episode

Behind the Curtain: Director Johan Renck

Script to Screen: The Divers

Pivotal Moment: The Trial l

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