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!
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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!