Jigsaw 4K Blu-ray Disc Review

We cover the eighth and final sequel of the Saw franchise on this review and grading. Jigsaw stars Tobin Bell once again…he is back…you must listen in to find out how that is possible. Movie reviews and disc quality reviews are color coded for your convenience, BillChete in orange and Lady Phantom in blue respectively.

IMDb Storyline: It has been over a decade since Jigsaw died. However, after a new series of murders occurs, police find themselves chasing after the original Jigsaw Killer – John Kramer. Could John Kramer still be alive or is another killer out there with a different motive?

Movie Review:
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4K Disc Quality:
Well I was pleased not to see crazy grain on this release but then again HDR wasn’t used to any level of effectiveness and it is a shame because the 4K Disc has both Dolby Vision and HDR10. There were scenes that could’ve jumped off the screen because of the dark, murky tone most of this film was shot in but there are no contrasting blowout scenes. The blacks were deep and shadows have a nice gradient feel all the while no scenes getting black crush losing detail. We do get a nice crisp picture especially on the gore effects. With the Dolby Atmos audio track we rarely get any overheads but we do get some surround action that works at times but nothing that will blow your mind. Overall this is a small step above an average release and if this is a type of film that suits you grab the 4K version.

I am SO very impressed by this 4K disc. One wouldn’t expect a movie like Jigsaw to be an impressive 4K presentation, right? After all, “those movies are so dark.” Well, one would be wrong. Let’s get something out of the way: there’s grain, albeit minimal. In general you can just find it if you look for it, except for one scene in which it’s more obvious. Other than that, there’s very little. Now that that’s been said, WOW! The HDR shines in this disc. There are lots of times in which rich, bright colors pop at you from the screen. Skin tones are beautiful, outdoor scenes are full of color and life, blacks are full, bright reds fill the screen, and flashlights shine with specular highlights. It’s really amazing. As for the sound, I think the Atmos could’ve been used better, but for the most part it was really good. You can hear stuff coming from everywhere, dialogues are clear, and the sound effects help get you into the movie. Also, the 4K disc has special features! So all in all, I truly believe this disc is worthy of the upgrade.

Breakdown of “Jigsaw (2017)

Movie Rating  
BillChete:  7.5 (Buy) Lady Phantom:  8 (Buy)

4K Blu-ray Disc Grade  
BillChete:  C+ (Worthy) Lady Phantom:  B+ (Worthy)

Average 4K Disc Grade

B-