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Bumblebee 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Review

by Sean P. Aune | April 2, 2019April 2, 2019 7:30 am PDT

Bumblebee is hitting home video this week and if you liked it in the theater, you’re going to love it in 4k.

There is just no beating around the bush in this review. We really enjoyed Bumblebee in the theater, and so we knew it would be fun to watch at home, but this package is top notch. We tried both the 4K and Blu-ray discs, and the 4K is just a gorgeous presentation. The blacks are solid, and the colors pop noticeably over the Blu-ray edition of the film. Color plays a large part in this film from Charlie’s (Hailee Steinfeld) Hot Dog on a Stick uniform to greens of the redwood forest setting, color is everywhere in this film.

And, of course, the scenes set on Cybertron will just make you wish there had been that many more of them when you see them in 4K. Cybertron has never looked this gorgeous and you’re going to want to freeze every frame when you see it in 4K.

The extras are a healthy dose around an hour of content. One of the oddest things I’ve ever seen, however, is the gag reel is edited so the gaffs happen in the scene as it’s playing. It’s not just joke after joke, but they play more as if it is a scene in the film. It works, though, and is fun. And it’s clear John Cena was the biggest offender on set.

If you enjoyed the film, you will love the 4K. This is an easy purchase and worth every cent.

BONUS FEATURES ON 4K ULTRA HD COMBO, BLU-RAY COMBO & DIGITAL*

  • Sector 7 Archive
    • Agent Burns: Welcome to Sector 7
    • Sector 7 Adventures: The Battle at Half Dome (All-New Motion Comic)
  • Deleted and Extended Scenes
  • Outtakes
  • Bee Vision: The Transformers robots of Cyber Tron
  • Bringing Bumblebee to the Big Screen
    • The Story of Bumblebee
    • The Stars Align
    • Bumblebee Goes Back to G1
    • Back to the Beetle
    • California Cruisin’ Down Memory Lane

DISCLAIMER: Paramount provided us with a 4K Ultra HD copy of the film for the purposes of this review. We watched the film and all extras before beginning our review.


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Sean P. Aune

Sean Aune has been a pop culture aficionado since before there was even a term for pop culture. From the time his father brought home Amazing