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

SHAZAM (2019)

4K Ultra HD + Blu-ray + HD  |  Warner Bros.  | 2019 | 132 min | Rated PG | July 16, 2019

Video

Codec: HEVC / H.265
Resolution: Upscaled 4K (2160p)
HDR: Dolby Vision + HDR10
Aspect ratio: 2.40:1
Original aspect ratio: 2.39:1

Audio

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

‚ÄčItalian: Dolby Digital 5.1
Spanish: Dolby Digital 5.1
Polish: Dolby Digital 5.1
Turkish: Dolby Digital 5.1

Director:   David F. Sandberg 
Starring:   Zachary Levi,  Asher Angel, Jack Dylan Grazer, Mark Strong

| Film Synopsis |

We all have a superhero inside us, it just takes a bit of magic to bring it out. In Billy Batson’s (Asher Angel) case, by shouting out one word—SHAZAM!—this streetwise 14-year-old foster kid can turn into the adult Super Hero Shazam (Zachary Levi), courtesy of an ancient wizard. Still a kid at heart—inside a ripped, godlike body—Shazam revels in this adult version of himself by doing what any teen would do with superpowers: have fun with them! Can he fly? Does he have X-ray vision? Can he shoot lightning out of his hands? Can he skip his social studies test? Shazam sets out to test the limits of his abilities with the joyful recklessness of a child. But he’ll need to master these powers quickly in order to fight the deadly forces of evil controlled by Dr. Thaddeus Sivana (Mark Strong).

| Video |

Shazam! crashes onto Ultra HD with a fantastically awesome HEVC H.265 encode. The upscaled transfer shows a welcomed uptick, displaying a tad more definition in the unique features of the foster home, buildings and the Rock of Eternity temple. The biggest and most appreciable upgrade in this Dolby Vision HDR presentation is easily the improved color gamut.

| Audio |

The magical superpowers of a loving family are shared with an equally exceptional Dolby Atmos soundtrack. The front soundstage is continuously welcoming and expansive, displaying a great deal of warmth with lots of background activity and movement between all three marvelously balanced channels. The overheads appear more reserved for intense action sequences.

| Special Features |
  • The Magical World of Shazam 

  • Super Fun Zac 

  • Deleted & Alternate Scenes 

  • Gag Reel 

  • Who is Shazam?

  • Carnival Scene Study

  • Shazamily Values 

  • Exclusive Motion Comic: "Superhero Hooky" 

| Overall Reaction |

Shazam! is an absolute hoot for the whole family with the promise of better things to come for the cinematic shared universe. The superhero magically appears on 4K Ultra HD with an electrifyingly gorgeous Dolby Vision HDR. Highly Recommended for 4K enthusiasts and anyone who wants to experience the best-looking version of the movie at home.

Summary (out of 5)

Film:   3.0

Video:   3.5

Audio:   4.0

Extras:   3

Overall:   3.5