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

HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON: THE HIDDEN WORLD  (2019)

4K Ultra HD + Blu-ray + Digital HD | Universal | 2019 | 104 min | Rated PG | May 21, 2019

Video

Codec: HEVC / H.265
Resolution: Upscaled 4K (2160p)
HDR: HDR10
Aspect ratio: 2.35:1
Original aspect ratio: 2.39:1

Audio

English: Dolby Atmos
English: Dolby TrueHD 7.1
French: Dolby Digital Plus 7.1
Spanish: Dolby Digital Plus 7.1

Director:  Dean DeBlois
Starring voices of Jay Baruchel, America Ferrera, Cate Blanchett

| Video |

Indeed, the movie looks spectacular on the UHD format.  The movie is brilliantly alive with color and the spectrum only enhances the intensity and overall dazzle.

| Audio |

Dolby Atmos soundtrack delivers a well balanced and very effective listen. Of course the action scenes are the highlights, with powerful bass and fully integrated back and overhead usage from the speakers.   This 7.1 Amos surround sound is truly amazing.

| Special Features |
  • DreamWorks Shorts --  Two short films: Bilby and Bird Karma.

  • Alternate Opening: Presented in an early developmental stage. With optional commentary by Writer/Director Dean Deblois.

  • Deleted Scenes: Included are Automatic Tail, Protector vs. Captor, Spy Mission, Mind Before the Sword, and Your Responsibility. Presented in unfinished stages of the animation process. With optional commentary by Writer/Director Dean Deblois.

  • How to Voice Your Viking: A brief glimpse into the recording studio as various voice actors work their craft.

  • Creating an Epic Dragon Tale: Expanding the world and wonder with each new film, introducing new characters, and how these new elements shape the film and influence the franchise.

  • How I Learned from Dragons: Key voice actors share their experiences in working for the franchise.

  • Brave Wilderness Presents: Nature + Dragons = Awesome: Brave Wilderness' Coyote Peterson hosts two pieces that break down some details from the film series through real-world examples and influences. Included are Birds and Bats Are Awesome and Animal + Animal = Dragon .

  • The Dragon Sheep Chronicles: In Friend vs. Food, Hiccup narrates a closer look at sheep and the dangers they face from dragons in the world of Berk. In The Secret Sheep Society, the sheep try to find a means of escape from the dragons.

  • A Deck of Dragons: Exploring some of the new dragons from the film.

  • Growing Up with Dragons: A discussion of Hiccup's character growth and place in the world.

  • The Evolving Character Design of Dragons: Briefly exploring how the characters physically mature on the screen through the trilogy.

  • Drawing Dragons: A look at number of dragon design cues seen throughout the series.

  • Epic Villain:  A brief look at the film's new villain, Grimmel.

  • Astrid's Whole Dragon Trilogy in 60 Seconds: A lighting-quick series recap.

  • Welcome to New Berk: Hiccup narrates an overview of the Viking tribe's new home.

  • Audio Commentary: Writer/Director Dean DeBlois, Producer Bradford Lewis, and Head of Character Animation Simon Otto offer a well-rounded track that explores all of the essentials which deconstruct the movie's plot and technical qualities. It covers much of the same information that the video-based supplements explore but in more detail. It's a rewarding and well-rounded listen.

| Overall Reaction |

Universal's UHD is pure beauty, offering animated reference 2160p/HDR picture quality, invigorating Atmos audio, and a full compliment of supplements. Very highly recommend this film and also the format. 

Summary (out of 5)

Film:   4

Video:   5

Audio:   5

Extras:   4

Overall:   4.5