The go-to kid-outsmarts-burglars Chrissie flick for many families, Home Alone now makes its way onto 4K Ultra HD. So, should you give it a home, or leave it alone?
The story: After he’s inadvertently left at home in his extended family’s rush to get off on their Christmas vacation, a clever-clogs eight-year-old takes on a pair of burglars who have been casing the place. But there’s one thing they didn’t count on… the kid! This is John Hughes at his family-friendly best.
“Guys, I’m eating junk and watching rubbish! You better come out and stop me!”
The 4K disc: Home Alone was released 30 years ago, and if that doesn’t make you feel old, how about knowing that Macaulay Culkin turned 40 this year? It may be a fairly old film in age, however if you didn’t know its history and plopped yourself down to watch this native 4K transfer then you’d likely think it was a modern day movie. There’s the slightest film grain, but it never intrudes upon an HDR-enhanced picture that shows off just why we love HDR so much – it truly enhances the picture here with its greater range, from deep blacks to crispy whites.
Audio-wise, it’s the same DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 mix that’s been around for a while on Blu-ray. Don’t worry though, as it’s a decent mix, having fun with the surround channels when appropriate, while neatly balancing score and dialogue throughout.
This is a single disc 4K release with no extra features.
Release date: October 7, 2020
Format: 4K Ultra HD
Starring: Macaulay Culkin, Joe Pesci, Daniel Stern
Want to know what to get next? Check out STACK‘s 4K Ultra HD specifications guide.