GLASS  (2019)

4K Ultra HD + Blu-ray + Digital HD | Universal | 2019 | 129 min | Rated PG-13 | April 16, 2019

Video
Codec: MPEG-4 AVC
Resolution: 1080p
Aspect ratio: 2.39:1
Original aspect ratio: 2.39:1

Video
Codec: MPEG-4 AVC
Resolution: 1080p
Aspect ratio: 2.39:1
Original aspect ratio: 2.39:1

Video
Codec: MPEG-4 AVC
Resolution: 1080p
Aspect ratio: 2.39:1
Original aspect ratio: 2.39:1

Video
Codec: MPEG-4 AVC
Resolution: 1080p
Aspect ratio: 2.39:1
Original aspect ratio: 2.39:1

Video
Codec: MPEG-4 AVC
Resolution: 1080p
Aspect ratio: 2.39:1
Original aspect ratio: 2.39:1

Video

Codec: HEVC / H.265
Resolution: Native 4K (2160p)
HDR: HDR10
Aspect ratio: 2.39:1
Original aspect ratio: 2.39:1

Audio

English: Dolby Atmos
English: Dolby TrueHD 7.1 (48kHz, 24-bit)
Spanish: Dolby Digital 5.1
French (Canada): Dolby Digital 5.1

Director:  M. Night Shyamalan
Starring:  Bruce Willis, Samuel L. Jackson, James McAvoy, Sarah Paulson

| Video |

The 4k Blu-ray is very sharp and clean.  Backgrounds have more definition in them and closeups look very detailed.  The colors pop up on screen.  This is a very well done 4K Ultra Blu-Ray release. 

| Audio |

The Dolby Atmos soundtrack unfortunately isn't the best.  The dialogue scenes are loud and clear though.  The viewers will enjoy terrific low end response to various slams and punches into a myriad of surfaces during the climax.  But felt like it had nothing to offer.  Take note though this is more of a character movie than a action one. 

| Special Features |
  • Alternate Opening: With optional M. Night Shyamalan introduction.

  • Deleted Scenes: Included are David Alone at Bar, Patricia Talks to Cheerleaders, David Encounters Pierce, Casey in Art Class, Dr. Staple Explains Machine, Mrs. Price in Waiting Room, Mrs. Price Talks to Elijah, Dr. Staple Drinks Tea, Pierce Checks Elijah's Room, Mrs. Price Tells Elijah About Surgery, David Submits to Dr. Staple, and Patients Worship The Beast. With optional M. Night Shyamalan introductions.

  • The Collection of Main Characters  Brief character portraits that also explore the qualities the actors bring to the roles. Included are David Dunn, Elijah Price, Kevin Wendell Crumb, and The Rest of the Family.

  • A Conversation with James McAvoy and M. Night Shyamalan: The actor and writer/director cover a few basics, including the film's genre, the film's tone, character evolutions, transitioning from Split to Glass, and more.

  • Bringing the Team Back Together : A quick, sincere exploration of the camaraderie and longstanding relationships on Shyamalan sets.

  • David Dunn vs. The Beast : A short look at making some of the action highlights from the climax while on a budget.

  • Glass Decoded: Shyamalan discusses props that return to this film. It also explores the series' and this film's color palette.

  • Breaking Glass: The Stunts: As the title suggests, this brief extra explores one of the film's stunts in a most broad perspective.

  • Connecting the Glass Universe: How the films tie together, narratively and tonally alike.

  • M. Night Shyamalan: Behind the Lens: Cast and crew talk up Shyamalan's direction.

  • The Sound of Glass: Talking with Composer West Dylan Thordson.

  • Enhancing the Spectacle: Looking at a few of the film's key digital effects.

  • Raven Hill Memorial: Shooting at a real, albeit abandoned, mental hospital in Allentown, Pennsylvania.

  • Night Vision: A look at how Shyamalan sees and builds a film from the beginning.

| Overall Reaction |

This film closes the trilogy of "Unbreakable" series.  Universal's UHD release of Glass delivers a worthwhile improvement to detail and color over the Blu-ray.   I would recomend if you are a fan of the series.

SUMMARY:   (out of 5)

FILM:  3.5          VIDEO:  4.5          AUDIO:  4       

EXTRAS:  2          OVERALL SCORE:  4