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Release Date: February 7th, 2023 Movie Release Year: 2013

Warm Bodies - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray [Best Buy Exclusive SteelBook]

Overview -

Warm Bodies is an original and fresh take on Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet set inside the zombie apocalypse. It's charming, endearing, funny, and has one hell of a soundtrack. This new Steelbook 4K set looks dynamite and should satisfy collectors. All of the same video, audio, and bonus features have been ported over from its previous 4K release. Highly Recommended!



In this thought-provoking creature feature, a tormented zombie experiences a profound transformation after he begins an unusual relationship with the daughter of a military leader charged with eradicating the undead.

Highly Recommended
Rating Breakdown
Tech Specs & Release Details
Technical Specs:
4K Ultra HD Blu-ray + Blu-ray + Digital
Video Resolution/Codec:
Dolby Vision HDR / HDR10
Aspect Ratio(s):
Audio Formats:
English: Dolby Atmos
English, English SDH, Spanish
Release Date:
February 7th, 2023

Storyline: Our Reviewer's Take


Jonathan Levine’s adaptation of Isaac Marion’s Warm Bodies focuses more on an undead romance than any political or social issues, with having just enough blood and guts for genre fans. This zombie flick ranks right up there with some of the best living dead films ever made.  It’s original, fresh, and has an amazing soundtrack. Director Jonathan Levine has taken up the horror genre from his recent efforts in The Wackness and 50/50 to give everybody a coming-of-age story set in a dystopian world conceived by writer Isaac Marion, whose book of the same name.

With a killer soundtrack composed of artists ranging from Bruce Springsteen to Roy Orbison and even Bob Dylan to Guns N Roses, those music buffs will undoubtedly appreciate these impressive needle drops, even if it rings that cheesy bell. But remember, the film is fully aware of itself, so everyone should be pleasantly happy with those tunes and their placement. Warm Bodies is a great addition to the zombie genre and stands out from the rest as a Shakespearean homage to one of the most iconic love stories ever - Romeo and Juliet. It's to die for.



Vital Disc Stats: The Ultra HD Blu-ray

Warm Bodies loves its way to 4K + Blu-ray + Digital Code in the form of a pristine and wonderful Steelbook. The artwork on the steelbook itself features newly illustrated pieces that feature the main characters, zombies, skeletons, and the villain of the film with a warm, reddish color. The plastic sleeve features the Romeo character with his transparent heart that shows the face of Juliet. There is also a digital download insert inside. The discs themselves are made to look like a vinyl record album.

Video Review


This Warm Bodies Steelbook release comes with the same 2160p UHD 4K transfer with Dolby Vision and HDR10 released on the 4K version in 2017. There's nothing new to this 4K picture this time around. The image is still a good upgrade from the Blu-ray release.


Audio Review


This release comes with an excellent Dolby Atmos track that sounds wonderful. It's the same Dolby Atmos track from the 1080p version. This is a better and more fluid audio mix than the DTS-HD 5.1 audio option.


Special Features


All of the bonus features are included here from the previous 4K release that includes an audio commentary, interviews, effects, behind-the-scenes, and more. They really are a ton of fun.

  • Audio Commentary with Screenwriter/Director Jonathan Levine and Actors Nicholas Hoult and Teresa Palmer: A fun listen for fans who want to learn more about the movie. All three constantly interact, offering informative and funny anecdotes, and even a pitch for Tomb Raider 3.
  • Boy Meets, Er, Doesn't Eat Girl: Novel and Film Development (HD, 10 min): A nice feature where the producers, the book's author, and the film's screenwriter/director discuss the novel's origins and the adaptation process.
  • R&J: Nick and Teresa (HD, 16 min): The filmmakers and lead actors talk about what drew them to the material and the project.
  • A Little Less Dead: The Acting Ensemble (HD, 17 min): A look at the extended cast, including Rob Corddry, John Malkovich, Dave Franco, and Analeigh Tipton. If you love Rob Corddry, you'll enjoy this featurette.
  • Extreme Zombie Make-Over! Makeup Effects (HD, 10 min): This piece dives into makeup special effects artist, Adrien Morot, and his work on the film and how makeup was used to show R's transformation.
  • A Wreck in Progress: Product Design and Montreal (HD, 15 min): The filmmakers talk about how they found, and shot within, an actual abandoned airport, as well as in and around Montreal.
  • Bustin' Caps: Weapons / Stunts (HD, 10 min): Nothing says a zombie movie like lots and lots of high caliber, semi-automatic weaponry!
  • Beware the Boneys: Visual Effects (HD, 7 min): Boneys are what happened to zombies after they've lost all of their humanity. Despite the film's practical effect and limited budget, these creatures were computer generated (with some help from performance capture) and generally look great.
  • Whimsical Sweetness: Teresa Palmer's Warm Bodies Home Movies (HD, 13 min): Some fly-on-the-wall flip cam material shot by the lead actress.
  • Zombie Acting Tips with Rob Corddry (HD, 5 min): An episode of Screen Junkies where Rob Corddry talks about how his zombie performance is the best one ever, and various inspirations (move over, Daniel Day-Lewis). Hilarious.
  • Deleted Scenes with Optional Audio Commentary with Screenwriter/Director Jonathan Levine (HD, 11 min): We get an Alternate Boneys Intro; Flashback to Perry; R & Julie on the Plane Floor; R with Kids; and Julie & Nora Walk R, Meet Kevin. Levine is available to describe each scene's original intention and why it was changed/cut.
  • Shrug & Groan Gag Reel (HD, 5 min): A nice collection of flubs and pranks.
  • Theatrical Trailer (HD, 3 min): Thanks, marketing department, for showing the whole movie. If you share this movie with friends, don't show them this.

Final Thoughts

This Warm Bodies Steelbook 4K + Blu-ray set is virtually the same release as its predecessor in 2017. The only difference is its great packaging with new artwork and the 4K digital download. The movie still holds up whole the image and the audio track is both fantastic. The extras are all worthwhile as well. Steelbook collectors will love the new artwork here. This is Highly Recommended!