Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Review
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A young wizard finds himself competing in a hazardous tournament between rival schools of magic, but he is distracted by recurring nightmares.
Studio: Warner Brothers
Release Date: November 7, 2017
Run time: 122 mins
Audio: Dolby Atmos mix
Aspect Ratio: 2.40:1
Disc Spec: 1 4KBD/1 BD50
“Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire” begins from Hogwarts as Harry (Daniel Radcliffe) experiences a worrying vision for the future, picturing Wormtail (Timothy Spall) and an unknown accomplice (David Tennant) with the voice of Lord Voldermort (Ralph Fiennes) audible in the background. Soon however, the Weasley’s, Hermione (Emma Watson) and Harry are whisked away to the Quidditch World Cup Final before being interrupted by an untimely attack on the grounds by followers of the deceased dark lord Voldermort. Compile this on top of the fact that Harry is unwittingly selected for the ‘Triwizard Tournament’ and the fact that he is in need of a female partner for the Yule ball and you have an overworked wizard – and an action packed movie!
For the most part, “Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire” is a fabulous spectacle which is the most thrilling Potter film of the first four by some distance. The action scenes have beautiful CGI rendered with excellent cinematography however, the overall story is more predictable than its predecessor’s. However, this is only a minor complaint in what is a solidly excellent sequel.
Movie Content: 8/10
The print is presented in 2160p with a 2.40:1 aspect ratio. “Goblet of Fire” starts to encompasses the slow decent into the dark atmosphere in content as it does on print. Warner did a fantastic job with this catalog title bringing some real life to the print. I found colors to be strong throughout the entire presentation. Colors are strong especially with the addition of HDR. The color yellow and browns do take center stage. Blacks are deep, especially in the darker looking scenes. Fleshtones have a natural look and feel to them. Details are excellent throughout holding a very strong look and feel. There is no print damage either which is fantastic.
Video Quality: 9/10
The audio mix is presented in Dolby Atmos/Dolby TrueHD 7.1 mix. “Goblet of Fire” has a nice mix between actions and dialogue driven scenes throughout. When there is transition from dialogue to actions scenes it is a seamless transition fitting so well. This is a nice sound mix as one would expect during the action sequences. I felt several times that I was in the middle of some of the action in my living room that the sound was that good. Dialogue is centered properly through the center channel providing a nice deep clarity.
Audio Quality: 9/10
- In-Movie Experience [HD]
- Creating the World of Harry Potter Part 4: Sound & Music [HD]
- Conversations with the Cast [HD]
- Vintage TV Specials
- Additional Scenes [HD]
- Trailers and Ads [HD]
- Original DVD Special Features
Special Features: 9/10
The Final Word
Like a fine wine, Harry Potter continues to improve with age as each succeeding film version of Rowling’s books seemingly surpasses the last. If you own the original Blu-ray release and have access to an UHD player, I would highly recommend making the upgrade.
Overall Rating: 8/10