Eternals: 4K Ultra HD Steelbook Review

We analyze in Cinemascomics the steelbook edition of the 4K Ultra HD + Blu-Ray of Eternalsthe new superhero team of the Marvel Studios Cinematic Universe.

In Cinemascomics we have analyzed the home edition in metal box in ultra-high definition of Eternalsthanks to the release of the Marvel Studios film in 4K Ultra HD format, which also includes the disc in Blu-Ray format.

After multiple delays in its premiere due to the pandemic caused by Covid-19, the film, starring a luxury cast and the most diversified and multicultural in the history of superhero films, was finally able to be released in Spanish cinemas. , now also part of the catalog of the House of Mouse streaming service, Disney+Without aditional costs.

Marvel Studios and Disney have released the DVD edition and high definition formats (Blu-ray in an amaray box, 4K Ultra HD in an amaray basic box and 4K Ultra HD in a limited edition Steelbook) as well as digital rentals and sales, which on sale now. The 4K Ultra HD editions contain a bonus disc with the movie and extras in Blu-Ray format. The third Disney and Marvel Studios movie released in Spain in 4K format (after black widow and Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, which we have also analyzed on the web) surprises us again, for good, by once again avoiding the blue print on its discs and opting for personalized and differentiated serigraphy on each disc, both on the 4K Ultra HD disc and on the disc on Blu Ray. Disney Spain’s commitment to the 4K format allows Spanish viewers to enjoy a resolution four times sharper than HD, with brighter highlights, deeper shadows, more vivid colors and multidimensional sound.

Synopsis: Eternals follows a group of ancient heroes from beyond the stars, who, being recruited by the Celestials from their home planet, have protected humanity since the dawn of its existence. But when the Deviants, monstrous creatures thought to be extinct, appear again and with new abilities, the Eternals will have to reunite in hopes of saving humanity once again from the danger of global destruction.

The film is directed by Chloé Zhao (Nomadland) and written by Ryan Firpo and Kaz Firpo (Ruin), based on characters created by Jack Kirby. The most original and different film in the Marvel shared universe stars Gemma Chan (Captain Marvel) as Sersi, Richard Madden (Rocketman) as Ikaris, Angelina Jolie (Maleficent: Mistress of Evil) as Thena, Salma Hayek (The House of Gucci) as Ajak, Kit Harington (Game of Thrones) as Dane Whitman, Kumail Nanjiani (Obi-Wan Kenobi) as Kingo, Lia McHugh (Immune) as Goblin, Brian Tyree Henry (Godzilla vs. Kong) as Phastos, Lauren Ridloff (The Walking Dead) as Makkari, Barry Keoghan (The Batman) as Druig, Ma Dong-seok (Train to Busan) as Gilgamesh, Harish Patel (Four Weddings and a Funeral – TV Series) as Karun and Bill Skarsgård (It: Chapter 2) as Cro, among others.

Eternals, a film adaptation of the immortal heroes created by the incomparable Jack Kirby, is shown in its 4K Ultra HD + Blu-Ray metal case edition with various extras, which we have analyzed for Cinemascomics readers. The analysis is completely free of spoilers, in case you haven’t had a chance to see the movie yet and want to know what extras it contains.

Trailer:

Technical characteristics:

  • Zone: B
  • Case: Amaray black box (2 discs)
  • Not recommended for children under 12 years of age
  • Duration: 156 min. approx.
  • Format type: 16×9
  • Aspect ratio: 2.39:1

BLU RAY:

  • Languages:

DTS-HD Master Audio 7.1: English

DTS Digital Surround 5.1: Spanish

Dolby Digital Plus 7.1: Italian

  • Subtitle:

Spanish, Italian and English coded for the deaf

4KUHD:

  • Languages:

DTS Digital Surround 5.1: Spanish

Dolby Atmos 7.1.4: English

Dolby Digital Plus 7.1: German, Italian

Dolby Digital 2.0: English audio description

  • Subtitle:

Spanish, German, Italian, Danish, Finnish, Norwegian, Swedish and English coded for the deaf.

additional content

audio commentary (02:36:00) (Audio: English) (Subtitles: Spanish, Italian and English coded for the deaf):

Audio commentary during movie playback by Chloé Zhao, Stephane Ceretti and Marten Larsson.

immortalized (00:10:45) (Audio: English) (Subtitles: Spanish, Italian and English coded for the deaf):

For director Chloé Zhao, Eternals has many layers, being a great science fiction adventure, but also a very complex family drama, a love story, and the core of it is self-discovery.

For their part, screenwriters Ryan Firpo and Kaz Firpo comment that Eternals explores the fundamental creation of the MCU, going back to the origins of this cinematic universe. In turn, the cast highlights what differentiates this film from the rest of the Marvel movies, a different vision, with new characters.

Kevin Feige explains that once the Infinity Saga closed, they wanted to start from scratch with new characters, a new mythology that would set the MCU on a completely new path, but also return to one of the richest and deepest mythologies in Marvel comics. , as are the Eternals, created by Jack Kirby. Thus, the true inspiration for the film was the original series by Jack Kirby from 1976, which unites the mythology of space with that of Earth. But they were also based on Neil Gaiman’s time in charge of the Eternals.

Next, the producers state that they are always looking for directors who inspire them and deliver great performances. And when they saw Chloé Zhao’s previous works, they seemed incredible. Which, for her part, confesses that she comes from independent cinema, and it was great to have so many resources, surround herself with people with such experience and such an open mind, being able to take ideas and improve them. Thus, the cast adds that the filmmaker wanted to shoot on real sets whenever possible, so they were recording in incredible places.

For production designer Eve Stewart, the production and shooting of this film was a huge effort, since they traveled around the world, through space and time. They recreated Mesopotamia and ancient Gupta and Aztec temples, but they were also in Bollywood. Meanwhile, costume designer Sammy Sheldon Differ talks about the challenges she had in creating the costumes, with superhero suits that weren’t supposed to look like armor, but rather a second skin. So, the cast comments on how they felt wearing the suits on set for the first time.

Alongside this, the actors and actresses talk about what Chloé Zhao is like as a director, highlighting her energy and commitment, making everyone want to believe in her vision. In addition, they highlight her ability to bring out the nuances of each character, while she manages to develop unique action scenes.

social spheres (00:05:01) (Audio: English) (Subtitles: Spanish, Italian and English coded for the deaf):

The cast explains their feelings when putting on the costumes and the illusion that has made them part of the UCM as superheroes in Eternals. To the Firpo brothers, the Eternals are an incredible group of heroes of all shapes, colors, and sizes. And that diversity has allowed them to create a very talented cast of totally different people.

For the director, this film gives voice to a group of heroes never seen on the big screen, exploring to a great extent how we see some of these heroes. In this way, many of the main actors never imagined that they would get to star in a Marvel movie, because they do not give the profile of superheroes, but the director loved them for what they were and what they could contribute, moving away from physical appearance or archetypes, such as having a deaf superheroine.

Thus, for Salma Hayek, the fact of being part of a Marvel film with the greatest diversity seen in any superhero movie, moves her and makes her feel part of something really special, where anyone can be a superhero.

Outtakes (00:02:29) (Audio: English) (Subtitles: Spanish, Italian and English coded for the deaf):

Reel of deleted scenes due to grimaces, laughter, swear words, improvisations, words that are choked, dialogues that are forgotten, props that fail, postures, shouts, blows, stumbles and little dances, which spoiled the shot.

Deleted scenes:

Formed by four suppressed sequences:

Gravity: (00:01:21) (Audio: English) (Subtitles: Spanish, Italian and English coded for the deaf). Phastos and Jack will have a momentous conversation.

Nostalgia: (00:01:11) (Audio: English) (Subtitles: Spanish, Italian and English coded for the deaf). Duende and Makkari will remember their close contact with humanity while contemplating the ruins of Babylon.

Films: (00:00:47) (Audio: English) (Subtitles: Spanish, Italian and English coded for the deaf). Gilgamesh and Kingo will chat freely about movies while crossing the Amazon River with the rest of the team.

small talk: (00:02:41) (Audio: English) (Subtitles: Spanish, Italian and English coded for the deaf). Goblin will ask Dane Whitman at the museum about his intentions with Sersi.

Lastly, let’s hope you enjoy buying Eternalsnow available to take home at DVD, Basic Blu-Ray, Basic 4K Ultra HD + Blu-Ray, and Basic 4K Ultra HD + Blu-Ray limited edition in metal box, as well as for rent and digital sale; and so you can see it as many times as you want, both in its original version and dubbed into Spanish.


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