We cover a failure at the Box Office on this review. A weird take on Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen with the addition of brain eating zombies! A genre bender Pride and Prejudice and Zombies directed by Burr Steers and starring Lily James, Sam Riley, Charles Dance amongst many others. Movie reviews and disc quality reviews are color coded for your convenience, BillChete in orange and Lady Phantom in blue respectively.
IMDb Storyline: The five highly trained Bennett sisters in Georgian England must try to protect themselves from the growing zombie threat, find suitable husbands for themselves, battle marriage proposals and unlikely suitors, and save the country before it’s too late.
Hot off the presses launching alongside our sister podcast, Horror Movie Weekly, BillChete, Lady Phantom and the newspaper critic, Jay of the Dead, just released the AUDIO summary and rating today. Hit that Audio Link to listen to the discussion.
4K Disc Quality:
Holy Snikees! This was completely unexpected as your hosts bought this 4K Disc just because it was on sale for $4.99, the cheapest we have ever seen a 4K Disc. Put BLUNTLY this is a TOTAL reference material 4K Blu-ray. The coloring, contrast, vividness, deepness, clarity and shadowing is without a doubt demo-worthy material. A Sony Studios release that astounded me to no end. You run the gamut at what is possible for visuals on a 4K Blu-ray Disc. The sound, score, rumbling and punchiness is duly impressive. There are scenes that will shake every wall in your house. This Dolby Atmos track works in every aspect, if I had to provide the most silly nitpick is that overheads could’ve had a little better workout, but then again, when the action flares it envelopes you flawlessly. The only problem to me is that this film is average at best because I am not a fan of 19th century style flicks and the romance was lax compared to others. In any event YOU MUST have this disc in your collection even if you don’t love the movie. It deserves to be on your shelf to show off the 4K format, and this is the first time I have ever said that. If I don’t like a movie I don’t buy it, but in this case it is an ABSOLUTE buy!
First of all, I have to say this is probably the best 4K disc I’ve seen so far. In the video department, we have a clean and crisp picture in every single scene. The movie itself is very colorful, and the HDR makes that shine. The colors are deep, rich and beautiful. The lighting in this film is beautifully done, and this presentation highlights every moment. The dark scenes are also very detailed, with perfect blacks. The candlelight and the fire are vivid and warm, and the cloudy scenes feel dreary and sad. Red pops particularly well, from the uniforms to one of the Bennet sisters. As for the audio, it’s also excellent. You get deep bass, sound that envelops you, and perfectly intelligible dialogues. The action scenes are particularly immersive.This is a fabulous disc, and it’s definitely reference material.
Breakdown of “Pride And Prejudice And Zombies (2016)“
|BillChete: 6 (Buy)||Lady Phantom: 8 (Buy)|
|4K Blu-ray Disc Grade|
|BillChete: A+ (Worthy)||Lady Phantom: A+ (Worthy)|
Average 4K Disc Grade