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Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol – 4K UHD Review

Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol delivers yet another intelligent and captivating plot packed with death-defying stunts that will leave you on the edge of your seat. The 4K UHD Blu-ray version of the film is a visual masterpiece, boasting a breathtaking Dolby Vision HDR presentation that will leave you in awe and the Dolby TrueHD 7.1 fitting counterpart to the jaw-dropping picture quality.

The picture quality is simply stunning, with vibrant colors and impeccable contrast that bring each scene to life. From the opening Moscow prison sequence, where the clean areas of the walls pop against the pockmarked surfaces, to the radiant glow of the floodlights, every detail is rendered with precision. The specular highlights throughout the film are particularly striking, adding a touch of realism to metal objects and building edges. The deep, inky blacks provide a striking contrast against Ethan’s all-black outfit during the heart-stopping Dubai skyscraper scene, while the shadows add depth and dimension to the overall cinematic experience.

The Dolby Vision HDR processing elevates the film’s color palette, infusing Robert Elswit’s cinematography with newfound vitality and energy. The daytime sequences are imbued with a cool, steely hue, especially evident in the Moscow prison and Dubai skyscraper scenes. Computer monitors radiate with electrifying blues and vivid greens, while the golden sparkle of the Kremlin and the rich garnet shade of the brick walls add a touch of realism to the visuals. The fancy dinner party in Mumbai is a visual feast, with a myriad of colors adorning the screen. From the bright crimson reds of turbans to the passionate oranges of marigold flowers and the golden yellows of fringes and rapturous sapphire teals of the BMW car, the scene is a visual spectacle.

Shot on a combination of 35mm and 65mm film, with some sequences captured in IMAX, the overall definition and resolution of the 4K UHD presentation surpasses its Blu-ray counterpart. The nighttime sequences, such as Ethan Hunt’s escape from the Moscow hospital, benefit greatly from improved clarity and sharpness, revealing even the smallest details like individual bricks and stitching on clothing. While there are occasional instances of mild aliasing and lower resolution, the HDR processing and wider color gamut enhance explosions, making them more distinct and lifelike, with debris and rising plumes rendered with exceptional clarity. The 4K Dolby Vision presentation retains a natural film-like appeal, complete with a fine layer of grain and lifelike complexions.

Visuals Review: 4.8/5

Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol 4K UHD

Complimenting the stunning visuals is the Dolby TrueHD 7.1 soundtrack, which remains a reference-quality audio experience. The mix engulfs the listener with a dynamic range of action and atmospheric sounds, immersing them in the bustling cities, echoing gunshots, lively dinner party music, and the chaotic noise of a sandstorm. The mid-range detailing is exceptional, and when utilizing Dolby Surround or DTS: Neural:X up-mixing, the surround sound experience is further enhanced. The low-end frequencies deliver a powerful punch, adding weight to explosions, rumbling through sandstorms, and giving gunshots and the exhilarating score a commanding presence.

This isn’t just another generic audio track that relies on brute force. No, it’s a masterfully crafted symphony of sound that surprises and delights with its attention to detail. Each sound finds its place in all eight channels, seamlessly blending with the visuals to create a truly lifelike experience. Dialogue remains crystal clear, effortlessly guiding you through the intricacies of the plot. And when it comes to the low-frequency effects, be prepared for a treat. The LFE isn’t content with mere rumblings; it meticulously accentuates every door closure, gunshot, and yes, even shockwave. This is audio heaven for enthusiasts who revel in pushing their 7.1 systems to their limits, embracing the entire dynamic range with unbridled joy. It’s a testament to the power of technology and a reminder that 7.1 just reached new heights of greatness.

Audio Review: 4/5

Brad Bird injects Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol with his signature blend of animated thrills, exhilarating action, and a dash of comic relief. Tom Cruise reprises his role as Ethan Hunt, bringing his ridiculous need to do his own stunts to new heights. This 4K UHD release offers a superior viewing experience, surpassing its Blu-Ray HD counterpart with its stunning Dolby Vision HDR presentation and the same high-quality Dolby TrueHD 7.1 soundtrack. The bonus features from the previous Blu-ray edition are also included, making the overall package a must-have for fans and collectors of the Mission: Impossible series and physical media overall.


Technical SpecsDetails
FormatThree-Disc UHD Combo Pack
Disc TypeUHD-66 Dual-Layer Disc / BD-50 Dual-Layer Disc / BD-25 Single-Layer Disc
RegionRegion Free
Video Resolution/Codec2160p HEVC/H.265
HDR FormatDolby Vision
Length132 minutes
Release CountryUnited States
Aspect Ratio2.40:1
Audio FormatsEnglish Dolby TrueHD 7.1
French Dolby Digital 5.1
Portuguese Dolby Digital 5.1
Spanish Dolby Digital 5.1
Subtitles/CaptionsEnglish SDH, French, Spanish, Portuguese
Special FeaturesAudio Commentary
Deleted Scenes
Additional CopyBlu-ray Copy
Digital CopyUltraViolet Digital Copy

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