'Hobbs & Shaw' Hits 4K Blu-ray - In Dolby Vision And HDR10+ - On November 5

AV experiences.

Regarding the latter, the most eye-catching feature of the November 5 4K Blu-ray release is its support for both the Dolby Vision and HDR10+ premium HDR formats. This builds on the pleasingly neutral line on the current HDR war that Universal has been pursuing since its recent 4K BD releases of The Secret Life Of Pets 2 and Simon Pegg’s Cornetto Trilogy.

Dolby Vision and HDR10+ both add extra scene by scene picture data to the basic HDR10 stream, to help TVs deliver better picture quality. But since most TV manufacturers only support one format or the other, it’s great to see Universal now putting both formats on its big 4K Blu-ray titles. Hopefully more studios will start to follow suit.

Hobbs & Shaw will appear on a high-capacity BD100 disc too, rather than a BD66, giving the 137-minute film plenty of room for the sort of high bandwidth delivery that will hopefully keep the picture looking clean and detailed despite all the action it contains.

Photo: Hobbs & Shaw, Universal Pictures

Accompanying the hopefully pristine video (though the film did only get a 2K-resolution digital intermediate for its cinema release that’s likely been upscaled for the 4K Blu-ray) will be a doubtless thumping, hopefully demo-grade Dolby Atmos sound mix.

The film will be accompanied on disc by a commentary by director David Leitch, and around 80 minutes of previously unseen bonus content that will include an alternate ending, deleted and extended scenes, plus numerous featurettes combining behind the scenes footage with interviews with the cast and crew. 

The full set of extra features looks like this:

  • ALTERNATE OPENING*
  • DELETED/EXTENDED/ALTERNATE SCENES
  • JOHNSON & STATHAM: HOBBS & SHAW - Why this film duo works so well together on and off the set.
  • PROGRESS OF A FIGHT SCENE WITH DIRECTOR DAVID LEITCH - From script, to storyboard, to finally arriving on set and working with cast and crew, this piece will illustrate the progression of fight scenes from concept to execution.
  • PRACTICAL ACTION - Any film featuring Jason Statham or Dwayne Johnson is sure to be action packed and feature some over-the-top fight scenes. For the film, each fight sequence was carefully choreographed and shot ahead of time for the actors to use in training and ultimately in shooting the scene.
  • THE BAD GUY* - Fans can explore what makes the ultimate baddie, as well as Brixton’s backstory, casting Idris Elba, special effects for his cyber features and what makes him tick.
  • THE SISTER* - This piece will highlight Vanessa Kirby as Hattie Shaw - she may be Deckard Shaw’s little sister, but don’t be fooled, she’s equally capable of kicking just as much ass as he does.
  • HOBBS’ FAMILY TREE* - This character piece will highlight the extended family of the Hobbs heroes. From Hobbs’ daughter, mother and brothers, take a high-energy, behind-the-scenes look at their time on set.
  • THE MATRIARCH* - With her brief appearance in HOBBS & SHAW, audiences are reminded of the matriarchal might of Helen Mirren as mother Shaw. This piece will feature Mirren in her return to the role.
  • NEW FRIENDS - Featuring hilarious moments with the cameos featured in the film, this piece will showcase some of the best moments from their days on set.
  • ELEVATOR ACTION* - The elevator scene in the trailer – yes, you know the one.  This is just one of the crazy stunts in the film – now fans can see how it was done.
  • STUNT SHOW AND TELL* - Along with film clips and stunt vis, this firsthand look at some of the key sequences in the film will peel back the layers of the stunt process.
  • KEEPING IT IN THE FAMILY: A CONVERSATION WITH ROMAN AND DWAYNE* - In this intimate conversation, Roman Reigns and Dwayne Johnson discuss their personal relationship, coming from a long lineage of wrestlers, and what it’s like to be working side by side on a project so close to Johnson’s heart.
  • BLIND FURY* - Dwayne reveals the inspiration behind one of the film’s key scenes – his grandfather!
  • DWAYNE AND HOBBS: LOVE AT FIRST BITE* - We know how important family is to Dwayne Johnson, and his French Bulldog Hobbs is no exception. In this fun piece, fans can learn more about Dwayne and man’s best friend.
  • FEATURE COMMENTARY WITH DIRECTOR DAVID LEITCH

Look out for a review of this disc as soon as I can get my hands on one.

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Universal Pictures has today announced details of the 4K Blu-ray release of successful Fast & Furious ‘spin off’, Hobbs & Shaw. And it’s looking set to be a seriously promising package for fans of both the film and premium AV experiences.

Regarding the latter, the most eye-catching feature of the November 5 4K Blu-ray release is its support for both the Dolby Vision and HDR10+ premium HDR formats. This builds on the pleasingly neutral line on the current HDR war that Universal has been pursuing since its recent 4K BD releases of The Secret Life Of Pets 2 and Simon Pegg’s Cornetto Trilogy.

Dolby Vision and HDR10+ both add extra scene by scene picture data to the basic HDR10 stream, to help TVs deliver better picture quality. But since most TV manufacturers only support one format or the other, it’s great to see Universal now putting both formats on its big 4K Blu-ray titles. Hopefully more studios will start to follow suit.

Hobbs & Shaw will appear on a high-capacity BD100 disc too, rather than a BD66, giving the 137-minute film plenty of room for the sort of high bandwidth delivery that will hopefully keep the picture looking clean and detailed despite all the action it contains.

Photo: Hobbs & Shaw, Universal Pictures

Accompanying the hopefully pristine video (though the film did only get a 2K-resolution digital intermediate for its cinema release that’s likely been upscaled for the 4K Blu-ray) will be a doubtless thumping, hopefully demo-grade Dolby Atmos sound mix.

The film will be accompanied on disc by a commentary by director David Leitch, and around 80 minutes of previously unseen bonus content that will include an alternate ending, deleted and extended scenes, plus numerous featurettes combining behind the scenes footage with interviews with the cast and crew. 

The full set of extra features looks like this:

  • ALTERNATE OPENING*
  • DELETED/EXTENDED/ALTERNATE SCENES
  • JOHNSON & STATHAM: HOBBS & SHAW - Why this film duo works so well together on and off the set.
  • PROGRESS OF A FIGHT SCENE WITH DIRECTOR DAVID LEITCH - From script, to storyboard, to finally arriving on set and working with cast and crew, this piece will illustrate the progression of fight scenes from concept to execution.
  • PRACTICAL ACTION - Any film featuring Jason Statham or Dwayne Johnson is sure to be action packed and feature some over-the-top fight scenes. For the film, each fight sequence was carefully choreographed and shot ahead of time for the actors to use in training and ultimately in shooting the scene.
  • THE BAD GUY* - Fans can explore what makes the ultimate baddie, as well as Brixton’s backstory, casting Idris Elba, special effects for his cyber features and what makes him tick.
  • THE SISTER* - This piece will highlight Vanessa Kirby as Hattie Shaw - she may be Deckard Shaw’s little sister, but don’t be fooled, she’s equally capable of kicking just as much ass as he does.
  • HOBBS’ FAMILY TREE* - This character piece will highlight the extended family of the Hobbs heroes. From Hobbs’ daughter, mother and brothers, take a high-energy, behind-the-scenes look at their time on set.
  • THE MATRIARCH* - With her brief appearance in HOBBS & SHAW, audiences are reminded of the matriarchal might of Helen Mirren as mother Shaw. This piece will feature Mirren in her return to the role.
  • NEW FRIENDS - Featuring hilarious moments with the cameos featured in the film, this piece will showcase some of the best moments from their days on set.
  • ELEVATOR ACTION* - The elevator scene in the trailer – yes, you know the one.  This is just one of the crazy stunts in the film – now fans can see how it was done.
  • STUNT SHOW AND TELL* - Along with film clips and stunt vis, this firsthand look at some of the key sequences in the film will peel back the layers of the stunt process.
  • KEEPING IT IN THE FAMILY: A CONVERSATION WITH ROMAN AND DWAYNE* - In this intimate conversation, Roman Reigns and Dwayne Johnson discuss their personal relationship, coming from a long lineage of wrestlers, and what it’s like to be working side by side on a project so close to Johnson’s heart.
  • BLIND FURY* - Dwayne reveals the inspiration behind one of the film’s key scenes – his grandfather!
  • DWAYNE AND HOBBS: LOVE AT FIRST BITE* - We know how important family is to Dwayne Johnson, and his French Bulldog Hobbs is no exception. In this fun piece, fans can learn more about Dwayne and man’s best friend.
  • FEATURE COMMENTARY WITH DIRECTOR DAVID LEITCH

Look out for a review of this disc as soon as I can get my hands on one.

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