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Ultra HD : Highly Recommended
Release Date: April 2nd, 2024 Movie Release Year: 2013

Red 1 & 2 - Walmart Exclusive 4K Ultra HD SteelBook

Overview -

4K UHD Blu-ray Review By: Bryan Kluger
The spy thriller genre needed a jolt of energy back in 2010, which is why Hollywood changed the game by adding some older actors to the game full of comedy, one-liners, violence, chase sequences, and explosions. The result was a great film franchise that currently consists of two films titled Red and Red 2. The 4K images with Dolby Vision look amazing and the Dolby Atmos audio tracks sound wonderful. The bonus features aren't wonderful, but the audio commentary track is amazing. This beautiful Steelbook set is Highly Recommended! 
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Highly Recommended
Rating Breakdown
Tech Specs & Release Details
Technical Specs:
4K Ultra HD Blu-ray + Blu-ray + Digital
Video Resolution/Codec:
2160p HEVC/H.265 - Dolby Vision HDR / HDR10
Aspect Ratio(s):
Audio Formats:
English: Dolby Atmos
English SDH
Release Date:
April 2nd, 2024

Storyline: Our Reviewer's Take


With the success of The Expendables in its world where aging action stars get together again for a big hurrah of violence and mayhem, the studios wanted to do something similar with older actors in the spy genre. Thus was born Red and its sequel Red 2 which had Bruce Willis, Morgan Freeman, John Malkovich, Helen Mirren Brian Cox, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Mary-Louise Parker, and Richard Dreyfuss navigating a global tale of espionage, violence, and explosions. The result is a PG-13 comedy action vehicle that stuck with audiences over the years. The assassin element of the film is a ton of fun and takes its cues from the Reacher books but with much more comedy.

The chemistry between the actors is infectious and it's easy to see how much fun they're all having on screen in this absurd screenplay. The action sequences never let up and pack big punches while it's amazing to watch the likes of Freeman and Mirren get down and dirty with blood and carnage at their age. The two films have grossed over $350 million at the box office, so it's logical to keep going, although there hasn't been a third movie in 11 years and counting. A reboot with some legacy characters could keep this movie franchise going and maybe even a crossover with Expendables and this one could happen. Only time will tell.

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Vital Disc Stats: The 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray 

The Red 2-Film Collection spies its way to 4K + Blu-ray + Digital Code via Lionsgate in the form of a glorious Steelbook. Four Discs are housed inside this metal maniac. Two are the 4K discs and the other two are the Blu-rays. There is an insert for a digital code as well. The discs are housed inside a Steelbook case with a clear plastic sleeve. The sleeve has artwork that resembles a manilla envelope being burned to contain documents inside. It says, "Ultra Top Secret". The Steelbook itself has Willis and an English bridge behind him with a red and light blue color palette. The back side has the other characters that are blacked out. Inside the case, the key props of the film are illustrated. 


Video Review


Both Red and Red 2 come with 2160p UHD 4K presentations with Dolby Vision. The images look amazing with the sequel looking even better. These look to be the same transfer from their previous individual releases from a few years ago and they still hold up. The colors are still vibrant and nuanced and the detail is very sharp and vivid. Black levels are inky and the skin tones are natural. All around, these are top-notch video presentations in 4K.

Audio Review


These films sport a Dolby Atmos track, which is the same mix from their previous releases. The sound effects are very loud and robust with tons of gun blasts and explosions. These are demo-worthy atmos tracks where they not only satisfy the action beats but also the quieter moments of dialogue in various spaces. These are both excellent audio tracks.

Special Features


There are about 58 minutes of bonus features on both discs combined. There isn't much of note except for that one commentary track from the actual CIA officer. That's worth the price of admission, but there isn't anything new here besides packaging.


  • Audio Commentary - A retired CIA Field Officer named Robert Baer delivers a wonderful commentary track on the ins and outs of being a spy. It's pretty great when this type of thing happens when someone in the field of real life discusses what is realistic and what isn't.  This commentary track is quite a bit of fun.
  • Deleted Scenes (HD, 9 Mins.) - A few deleted scenes are included.
  • Trailer (HD, 2 Mins.) - Trailer for the film.


  • The Red 2 Experience (HD, 35 Mins.) - This is a multi-part EPK featurette that examines, the cast, crew, stuntwork, weapons, rehearsals, comedy, and more.
  • Gag Reel (HD, 5 Mins.) - A collection of laughs, missed cues, flubbed lines, dancing, and more.
  • Deleted Scenes (HD, 5 Mins.) - A few deleted scenes are included.
  • Trailer (HD, 2 Mins.) - Trailer for the film.

Final Thoughts

Red and Red 2 are a ton of fun some 11 years later. The chemistry between these golden actors is fantastic in this chaotic world of spies that add a bit of comedy to the stakes. This set doesn't come with anything new, but the same amazing 4K video presentation and Dolby Atmos audio mixes are intact. The bonus features don't amount to much, but the commentary track is well worth the time. The Steelbook packaging looks beautiful, so for those who don't already have these films or are looking for a new Steelbook set to add to a collection, then this comes Highly Recommended! 

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