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Release Date: July 25th, 2017 Movie Release Year: 2017

The Boss Baby - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray

Overview -

A new baby's arrival impacts a family, told from the point of view of a delightfully unreliable narrator -- a wildly imaginative 7-year-old named Tim. The most unusual Boss Baby (Alec Baldwin) arrives at Tim's home in a taxi, wearing a suit and carrying a briefcase. The instant sibling rivalry must soon be put aside when Tim discovers that Boss Baby is actually a spy on a secret mission, and only he can help thwart a dastardly plot that involves an epic battle between puppies and babies.

OVERALL:
Recommended
Rating Breakdown
STORY
VIDEO
AUDIO
SPECIAL FEATURES
Tech Specs & Release Details
Technical Specs:
UHD/Blu-ray/Digital Copy
Video Resolution/Codec:
2160p HEVC / H.265
Length:
97
Aspect Ratio(s):
2.35:1
Audio Formats:
French: DTS 5.1
Subtitles/Captions:
English SDH, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, Mandarin, Norwegian, Swedish
Special Features:
The Great Sibling Competition – A fun, kid-friendly and humorous look at the competition among siblings to win the affection of their parents. Explore conversations with the cast and crew on their competitive sibling relationships and get very special insights from Boss Baby himself: Alec Baldwin.
Release Date:
July 25th, 2017

Storyline: Our Reviewer's Take

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The Boss Baby is making its 4K home video release day-and-date with the Blu-ray version of the movie. For the full in-depth review, please read our Boss Baby Blu-ray review HERE.

The short version? The Boss Baby zig-zags through action-adventure, family drama, and fart joke comedy that, thanks to its top-notch voice cast, should appeal to audiences young and small. Most of this is put together with a quick pace and big laughs and despite its insane and almost too-cutesy premise, it delivers the goods.

And yes, they're, making a sequel.

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

The Boss Baby comes with comes with a dual-layered UHD66 Disc and a Region A locked Blu-ray Disc. There is an insert for a Digital HD copy. The discs are housed in an eco-friendly, hard, black plastic case with a cardboard sleeve too.

Video Review

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The Boss Baby comes with a 2160p UHD transfer with HDR and is presented in 2.35:1 aspect ratio. Comparing to the standard Blu-ray release, this 4K transfer isn't a huge upgrade.

When spending the extra money on something that's supposed to be leaps and bounds better than the previous format, you come to  expect a certain quality. DreamWorks really outdid themselves on the Blu-ray version, but with this HDR image, detail and colors are only slightly better, where you'd really have to pay attention to see the upgrades. Detail is of course sharp and vivid, as it is on the Blu-ray.

With this UHD transfer, you'll notice small improvements in individual hairs on the character's heads, flowing in the air, as well as more intimate stitching in their clothing, for instance - the boss baby's suite, where very texture can be seen. Even the clouds where the babies are made have more depth here, but that's as far as it goes, which is not much. Colors are look good with the HDR, but it's not much of a difference from the Blu-ray version.

The blue skies might have a better shade of blue and some of the earthy tones in the interior of the house look crisper, but other than that, there is no big upgrade. Black levels are very deep and inky and the skin colors used in the animation look rather realistic. There are no problems with aliasing, banding, or any other noise to speak of. 

Audio Review

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This release comes with an impressive Dolby Atmos track that has a much fuller and better sound than the Blu-ray's DTS-HD MA 7.1 mix.

Sound effects are robust and loud throughout with realistic noises that bounce off the walls easily, giving an immersive experience. All of the silly adventures and household sounds flow through the surrounds with force and never stops with great directionality. There is a scene in a large event space with tons of dogs roaming about, which picks up the echoes and reverb of their little barks quite well and places you in the center of the action.

There is also an excellent low-end with powerful bass that has a good rumble to it when it needs to in the heavier action sequences without crossing over into rocky territory. The score also adds to the silliness and dramatic effect of each scene without drowning out any other sound aspect. The overhead speakers provide some great moments, such as the rocket ship taking off and the tons of babies being aligned and dropped to Earth. Dialogue is always cleanly presented and free of any pops, cracks, hiss, and shrills. This Atmos track sure sounds fantastic.

Special Features

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All of the Bonus Materials included with this release are HD Exclusives. However, none are actually ON the actual 4K disc -- instead, you access this content by by popping in the included Blu-ray. Please see our Boss Baby Blu-ray review HERE for a breakdown of these features.

Final Thoughts

The Boss Baby is a cute film that has a few laughs and some heart. It's not specifically for adults and plays more to the younger crowd, but there are a few moments that should spark interest and smiles with everyone. The film itself looks great and should appease most. The 4K video is only slightly upgraded here, but the Dolby Atmos track is quite good. With the 4K version, you also get the Blu-ray and Digital Copy, which comes with all of the extras, even if they aren't that great. With all of this in mind, this comes Recommended!