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OPPENHEIMER arrives in a stunning 4K home video release

Updated: Nov 24, 2023

OPPENHEIMER 4K UHD Blu-ray is available at retailers everywhere

My favorite film of the year has now arrived in what will probably go down as one of the greatest home video 4K transfers to date. Like the care put into the theatrical experience for the film, Christopher Nolan and Universal have gone above and beyond to deliver a stunning home video release. Not surprisingly, the picture and sound quality are as stunning as anything you're ever likely to see on your TV or home theater setup. Technically IMAX film contains 18K resolution and that depth of information is very apparent when watching on the 4K disc. Frankly, the experience of rewatching it on my 4K home projector was just as powerful as my first viewing back in NYC, this past July.

A great unexpected delight of this release is the special features chocked on the blu-ray bonus disc. The highlight being an over one hour making-of documentary featuring dozens of interviews with cast and crew that go beyond the usual superficial fare you see these days with EPK's. It was wonderfully reminiscent of director Costa Botes' making of featurettes that were on the original LORD OF THE RINGS Extended Edition DVD releases. I now realize just how formative and influential those behind the scenes features were to me, and watching the coverage on OPPENHEIMER's release reminded me just how amazing the early aughts DVD releases were. I truly hope other studios take note of the work done on this release and consider producing more special features on future disc releases, like how it was in the good 'ol early DVD days.

I was also pleasantly surprised to see a special post-film Q&A event that I attended at my first screening of the film, actually included as a bonus feature on the blu-ray! You can see my head bobbing in the first row, clapping along with the audience as the dignitaries are being introduced on stage. The Q&A was actually a MEET THE PRESS special moderated by Chuck Todd that featured Christopher Nolan in conversation with other modern physicists and the co-author of the book the film is based on.

Obviously my love and reverence for this film is very apparent, but if you're curious to read further about my thoughts on the film, checkout my original review HERE.

If you haven't seen OPPENHEIMER yet, what the heck are you waiting for!? Now is the time to get your hands on this absolutely exceptional release from Universal. The best film of the year is now the best 4K release of the year and easily one of the best discs of all time.


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