Oceanís 8 appears in an aspect ratio of approximately 2.40:1 on this 4K UHD Disc. The movie offered an excellent presentation.
Sharpness worked very well. The use of some filters to ďde-ageĒ a few actors created some slightly soft facial shots, but the vast majority of the flick came with precise, accurate information.
No signs of jagged edges or moirť effects materialized, and I witnessed no instances of edge haloes. Print flaws also failed to mar the proceedings.
To the surprise of no one, Oceanís 8 went with and especially orange. Tedious as those choices may seem, the image reproduced the colors as intended, and the 4K UHDís HDR gave them pop.
Blacks seemed dense and deep, while shadows offered appropriate smoothness and clarity. The 4K UHD reproduced the film well.
Downconverted to Dolby TrueHD 7.1, the filmís Dolby Atmos soundtrack heavily emphasized music, as the nearly omnipresent score and songs filled all the channels. Effects took a backseat but they added some involvement, mainly during heist sequences.
Audio quality appeared good, with speech that came across as natural and distinctive. Effects also seemed accurate and tight, with clear reproduction of these components.
As noted, music turned into the most prominent component, and the songs/score boasted solid range and dimensionality. This became a more than satisfactory track for the film.
How did the 4K UHD compare to the Blu-ray version? Audio was identical, as both discs offered the same Atmos mix.
In terms of visuals, the 4K UHD brought an obvious upgrade. It seemed tighter, with more dynamic colors and deeper blacks. While the Blu-ray looked good, the 4K UHD became a more satisfying presentation.
No extras appear on the 4K UHD itself, but the included Blu-ray copy delivers some materials, and two Deleted Scenes fill a total of one minute, 53 seconds. The first offers a little background about the Met Gala, whereas the second shows a post-heist chat between Debbie and Tammy.
Neither seems memorable. Also, some Oceanís 11 alumni allegedly shot cameos Ė if so, itís a shame they donít appear here, though one assumes they mustíve been awful if they didnít make the final cut.
Three featurettes follow, and Reimagining the Met Gala goes for 12 minutes, 47 seconds. It includes comments from writer/director Gary Ross, writer Olivia Milch, executive producer Diana Alvarez, costume designer Sarah Edwards, Costume Institute at the Metís Nancy Chilton, Vogue International Editor at Large Hamish Bowles, Met President/CEO Daniel H. Weiss, Met Head of Special Events Bronwyn Keenan, event designer Raul Avila, Vogue Director of Special Events Eaddy Kiernan, and actors Sarah Paulson, Sandra Bullock, Mindy Kaling, Anne Hathaway, Helena Bonham Carter, Cate Blanchett, and Awkwafina.
The program looks at aspects of the Met Gala as well as costumes and related elements. Though it occasionally feels like an advertisement for the Met, it offers enough good details to deserve a look.
A Heist In Heels lasts 11 minutes, 35 seconds and features Ross, Hathaway, Paulson, Bullock, Carter, Milch, Blanchett, Alvarez, Edwards, and production designer Alex DiGerlando.
ďHeelsĒ looks at the filmís extension of the Oceanís series and its adaptation in the female world as well as cast/performances, sets/locations and costumes. Plenty of happy talk results, but the show still comes with some useful information.
Finally, Oceanís Team 3.0 lasts 13 minutes, 20 seconds and brings notes from Ross, Bullock, Blanchett, Carter, Hathaway, Edwards, Paulson, Awkwafina and Kaling.
Here we get more notes about cast, characters, performances and costumes. Given that ďHeelsĒ takes on the same topics, it seems unclear why the disc splits into two similar featurettes, but ď3.0Ē nonetheless becomes another reasonably efficient reel.
The disc opens with ads for A Star Is Born and Crazy Rich Asians. No trailer for Oceanís 8 appears here.
Though not a bad film, Oceanís 8 disappoints. It fails to live up to its potential Ė and star power Ė as it turns into sporadic entertainment. The 4K boasts excellent picture with positive audio and a decent set of supplements. Though the movie doesnít do much for me, I like its presentation on this high quality release.
To rate this film, visit the prior review of OCEAN'S 8