Review: Mission Impossible – Fallout (4K)

“The action is off-the-charts spectacular” in the “wildly entertaining” global hit Mission: Impossible – Fallout, arriving on 4K UHD, Blu-Ray & DVD December 4th and on Digital now. Produced by Tom Cruise and Bad Robot, Paramount pictures and Skydance present one of the best reviewed movies of the year, thrilling critics and audiences alike and boasting a 97% Fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Now fans can go deeper in the Mission with over an house of high-octane, behind-the-scenes footage highlighting the incredible stunts, heart-pounding action and exotic locations.

Drop from the sky, race through Paris, and cling to a cliff with Ethan Hunt as the cast and crew reveal the incredible work that went into creating the breathtaking action. Plus, check out deleted scenes, storyboards, multiple commentaries, and much more. The UHD disc and Digital release features Dolby Vision, which brings entertainment to life through ultra-vivd picture quality with spectacular colors, highlights that are up to 40 times brighter, and blacks that are 10 times darker. The film also boasts a Dolby Atmos soundtrack remixed specifically for the tome to place and move audio anywhere in the room, including overhead.Plot: Ethan Hunt and the IMF team join forces with CIA assassin August Walker to prevent a disaster of epic proportions. Arms dealer John Lark and a group of terrorists known as the Apostles plan to use three plutonium cores for a simultaneous nuclear attack on the Vatican, Jerusalem and Mecca, Saudi Arabia. When the weapons go missing, Ethan and his crew find themselves in a desperate race against time to prevent them from falling into the wrong hands.

Director:  Christopher McQuarrie

Aspect Ratio: 2.39:1 + 1.90 : 1 + 2.20 : 1

Runtime: 147 min

Rating: Rotten Tomatoes 97% & IMDB 7.9/10

Unboxing (see below)

Bonus Features

  • Behind the Fallout
    • Light the Fuse
    • Top of the World
    • The Big Swing: Deleted Scene Breakdown
    • Rendezvous in Paris
    • The Fall
    • The Hunt is On
    • Cliffside Clash
  • Deleted Scenes Montage with Optional Commentary by both Director & Editor
  • Foot Chase Musical Breakdown
  • The Ultimate Mission
  • Storyboards
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Commentary by director Christopher McQuarrie and Tom Cruise
  • Commentary by director Christopher McQuarrie and editor Eddit Hamilton
  • Commentary by composer Lorne Balfe
  • Isolated Score Track

Review:

This movie was shot on both 35 mm film + IMAX with a native 4K video presentation and it was given a HDR color grade in both HDR10 and Dolby Vision. Let me just start this off with the fact that every IMAX scene is AWESOME, DEMO-WORTHY material. If it was shot like this from start to finish…. whew, it would be the best disc in the format period.

The overall presentation of this movie looks in line with the previous Mission: Impossible films. You are going to get a certain (warm) tone and tint along with some slight grain. It’s not meant to be ‘super’ razor sharp, but what it does is keeps true to is the way it was intended to look like through the eyes of the director.

While you will still get everything the UHD format gives you in beautiful detail, depth and color seen in various textures, skin tones, hair, etc — as soon as it transitions to the ‘near fullscreen’ IMAX shots — the image looks dramatically different. You go from a solid 4K image to a literal flawless presentation. Those transition shots coming in and out of IMAX really showcase the power your television can pump out in pure and amazing detail and clarity.

Getting into specifics: sweeping shots of the various locations look great, especially Kashmir (which I believe was shot in Norway & New Zealand.) The way the snow looks over the rocky asphalt and plains looks stunning. Even the valley looks great with the various colors against the snow. A bit of eye candy for your enjoyment. Can we get an entire movie shot with IMAX camera in and around this location? Please?

In Chapter 5 you get the first IMAX scene with Ethan jumping out the plane with amazing reds enhanced by the usage of HDR. Colors continue to look great as Ethan and Walker land atop the building. All the warm colors are contrasted nicely with proper black levels.

In Chapter 8 you get the scene where Ethan and Ilsa talking at the Jardin du Palais Royal. You get great lighting and detail as they walk from the sunlight to the shade. Good detail and depth. Greens look flush and color looks great going in and out of the sunlight.

In Chapters 12, 13 & 14 you get more IMAX! It’s the helicopter scene! The helicopter scene! The helicopter scene! This entire sequence looks amazing and it’s full of stunning detail and ultra razor sharpness. The colors look great and the amount of detail is unbelievable, especially with the use of HDR on the various landscapes, waterfalls, river, snow, clouds, sky, etc. It’s top-grade clarity stuff and DEMO quality material for your setup. I can’t echo it enough. Wow! Can we get the whole movie shot like that? (Did I already mention that?)

In Chapter 14 & 15…. you guessed it, more IMAX. Ethan and Walker fighting on the side of the cliff continues the amazing IMAX shots full of detail and ultra razor sharpness. The rocky textures touched with pieces of green and brown grass and moss overlooking the water is more DEMO quality material. Everything is crystal — blood, makeup, skin, hair, clothing fabric… It’s amazing.

Conclusion:

This movie is awesome, amazing, incredible and — did I say awesome! The only question could be: Can the Mission: Impossible series get any better? This is the best movie in the entire series and it looks the absolute best in 4K UHD. Not only do I highly recommend that you pick this up and add it to your collection, but do so immediately. This is the pure definition and the bar of what an action movie needs to be and these IMAX scenes sit at the peak of what your television can do. GO GET IT!

This will be available in 4K UHD, Blu-Ray & DVD on December 4th — you can grab it Digitally now!

Cheers,

Matt.