Video: Nothing new to report on, but you can read the original thoughts. It would have fit the anti-'Hollywood' feeling that so much of the movie had up until those final scenes. In addition to the Atmos track, the Blu-ray also contains a 5. Updated daily and in real-time, we track all high-def disc news and release dates, and review the latest disc titles. And of course, no filmmaker is more uniquely capable and experienced in building epic and cinematic science fiction worlds than Ridley Scott. But, unknown to them, Mark is still alive.
Scott should get a lot of credit as well. The Journey to Mars 101 2:02:18 is actually a record of a fun event held at Fox Studios back in February. You can also get an instant mobile notification with our iPhone- or Android app. In short, this is the version of the film fans have been waiting for. The Martian is a film that excites and entertains science enthusiasts and average viewers alike. This is the kind of film a director can only really make after a long career of honing his or her craft. Released by Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, The Martian Extended Edition features ten minutes of brand new footage and over two hours of special features.
We get that again here with a highly enjoyable look at the making of 'The Martian', which is divided up into six sections all self-explanatory in their titles, and which can be watched individually if one so chooses : 'Signal Acquired: Writing and Direction' 11 min. Ridley Scott made a triumphant return to form last year with. The main menu identical on both discs is designed to look like a computer readout screen that might be used in this movie, with a montage of footage of the Martian landscape playing on it. Moment that were already powerful or human in the Theatrical Cut now have a little more room to breathe, making them just a little bit more powerful and human. Produced by longtime Ridley Scott documentarian Charles de Lauzirika, this piece covers damn near every aspect of the production. One of the first decisions is not to tell the returning crew from Mars about him, as it would only prove to distract them on their return back home. This 'Extended Edition' of the movie which also includes the theatrical version on both the 4K and Blu-ray discs, meaning the prior release is no longer needed unless you bought the 3D version, which is not included here provides roughly 10 more minutes of footage — the vast majority of which is just an extra line of dialogue or establishing shots here and there throughout.
Those disco tunes peppered throughout the movie sound pretty great too, for the record. The original Weir novel is almost the perfect template for a Hollywood film. However, the Blu-ray crushes shadow details far more often. Shadow detail is also noticeably better, plus there are several extraordinary night time shots check out the one around 00:36:25. I mean you're talking to a guy who still doesn't understand all the fuss about , which I still think is pretty mediocre. The Martian is to the space agency what Top Gun was to the U. Scott's technical abilities as a filmmaker, I've been less than satisfied by most of the movies he's directed over the past 20 or so years.
The Martian is one of the most talked about films of the year and has been named one of the best movies of the year by groups such as National Board of Review, which also awarded top honors to Ridley Scott for Best Director, Matt Damon for Best Actor and Drew Goddard for Best Adapted Screenplay. If you want a great sci-fi survival film featuring some solid technical specs and more, this is the Blu-ray set for you. It's certainly the kind of movie that holds up to repeat viewings and even more than that — it's just so nice to see a film that embraces science the way this film does. The video quality is virtually identical to However, the real surprise is that both versions of the film now include new English Dolby Atmos audio mixes. Also inside the case is an insert containing a code for a digital copy of only the extended version of the movie the flip side of the insert has an advertisement for 'The Martian' video game app. His intelligence is only matched by his sense of humor, and Damon is delightful in the role — a performance that won him the Golden Globe and got him nominated for a Best Actor Oscar. Audio: Nothing new to report on, but you can read the original thoughts.
Matt Damon is exactly the right actor to play Watney. And, both Blu-ray editions include the theatrical cut of the film. The two releases will be available for purchase on June 7. Scott is a great visual director, but having a terrific screenplay is what allows him to make truly great films. I also found the black levels in this presentation to be good, but not great the color of space was brighter than the letter boxing. What it lacked in prose, it more than made up for in genuine and honestly written humor, heart, and a keen effort towards scientific accuracy.
The previous Theatrical Cut of this film ran 141 minutes. In addition to this release, 20th Century Fox has also released these same two Blu-rays and digital copy as part of an release. In any other movie by any other team of filmmakers, it would have been very easy to turn Daniels' character into a bad guy. While The Martian was already a pretty lengthy film at just under 2. Little do they know that Watney has actually survived the freak accident and is stranded on the arid planet. I love the texture and tension of Alien and the visual poetry of Blade Runner.
For my own part, I think this may now be my favorite Ridley Scott film. The movie stars Matt Damon as astronaut Mark Watney, who gets stranded on the red planet when the remainder of the crew — believing he is dead — launches their rocket back towards Earth during a brutal Martian storm. Yes, this movie is less than a year old and it's already had five various home video releases. Courtney has contributed to several publications including Leonard Maltin, In the Seats, That Shelf, Black Girl Nerds, and Comix Asylum. Note that audio is also available in English 5. .
He also celebrates diversity in cinema as co-host of the Changing Reels podcast and is a member of the Online Film Critics Society. The only footage that suffers a bit is the footage you'd expect to — the scenes involving use of the GoPro cameras, which are part of Watney's video diaries and his communications back to Earth. Most of what you get are little scene extensions, additional character moments, an additional line of dialogue or two here and there. Extras: Now this is the Ridley Scott Blu-ray I was looking for. True to all of 20th Century Fox's 4K releases to date, there is no slipcover provided.
Reds and blues and greens leap off the screen, producing an extremely attractive image. Both sides put in a great amount of effort and this helps propel the story, along with a sense of hope felt throughout. I suspect upscaling is an issue with this release. This is some fantastic sounding audio, and even though it's quite early in the year, I doubt we're going to get a much better sounding release in 2016 than 'The Martian'. Not every beloved scene in the novel carries over to the screen notably an incident in which Watney rolls his rover , but this is true of any such adaptation. As for other aspects of the Atmos track, it's just as appealing and as solid in quality as one would hope.