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

YESTERDAY (2019)

4K Ultra HD + Blu-ray + Digital  |  Universal  | 2019 | 116 min | Rated PG | September 24, 2019

Video

Codec: HEVC / H.265 (60.57 Mbps)
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)
French: Dolby Digital Plus 7.1
Spanish: Dolby Digital Plus 7.1

Director:    Danny Boyle
Starring:    Lily James, Himesh Patel, Ana de Armas, Kate McKinnon, Ed Sheeran

| Film Synopsis |

Struggling musician Jack Malik (Himesh Patel) works part time at a warehouse, stocking shelves. He hates his job, but has just about decided to give up his musical career and go back to teaching. As he's riding his bicycle home after a gig, the world suffers a 12-second blackout, during which Jack, unable to see, rides into the path of a bus. He survives, but soon discovers slight changes in the world after waking up. The biggest change for him is that no one seems to know of The Beatles, after he plays one of their hit songs for his friends, including his best friend, Ellie (Lily James).

He races home and finds no notice of them on the internet, so he sets about writing down the lyrics for all the songs he can remember. When he begins to play their music in public, he soon attracts attention, including from Ed Sheeran, who hires him as his opening act. As Jack's star rises higher and higher, his fame explodes. However, the higher his star rises, the further he finds himself separated from Ellie, the one friend who believed in him his whole life.

| Video |

Yesterday hits Ultra HD Blu-ray with an HDR transfer and a 2.39:1 aspect ratio.
The 2160p resolution brings with it a picture that is texturally sured up across the board. The HDR color spectrum brings new vitality to the image. Yesterday looks fantastic in 4K UHD.

| Audio |

Yesterday hits Ultra HD Blu-ray with a Dolby Atmos and a core 7.1 Dolby TrueHD Master Audio track. Yesterday's Dolby Atmos soundtrack is well rounded. Most impressive are the overhead channels, which really kick in during the concert sequences.

| Special Features |
  • Alternate Ending.

  • Deleted Scenes: Included are Late for School, Nutters Italian Ice Cream, Sortisimus, Moscow Audience, Alexa, A Gonk, W Hotel, Jack Calls Ellie, Corden & Roxanne, Hilary in the Mirror, Nick and Carol, and Hazel's Selfie.

  • Live at Abbey Road Studios: Himesh Patel performances of "Yesterday," "I Want to Hold Your Hand," and "Let It Be."

  • Alternate Opening.

  • Gag Reel: Humorous moments from the shoot.

  • A Talented Duo: A look at the collaboration between Writer Richard Curtis and Director Danny Boyle.

  • Playing for Real: Casting the film and exploring the qualities the actors brought to the story, including Patel's work in learning to sing and play the songs and recording his performances live.

  • Soul Mates: A closer look at the relationship between Jack and Ellie.

  • Ed Sheeran: From Stadium to Screen: A quick look at Ed Sheeran's part in the film.

  • Agent of Comedy: Kate McKinnon: In brief examination of McKinnon's character and performance.

  • A Conversation with Richard & Ed: The scriptwriter and the musician talk Yesterday.

  • Audio Commentary: Director Danny Boyle and Writer/Producer Richard Curtis dissect the film in more detail than is possible in the terse video-based supplements explored above.

| Overall Reaction |

Universal's 4K UHD presentation features a vibrant, immersive HDR10+ transfer, a dynamic Atmos sound mix, and plenty of supplements. Yesterday is a fantastic heartwarming film that all will enjoy.  

Summary (out of 5)

Film:   4.0

Video:   4.0

Audio:   4.5

Extras:   4

Overall:   4.0