It’s ten years since zomcom Zombieland first shambled onto our screens, and now it’s made its way to 4K Ultra HD. So, how does it shape up on the format? Is it Twinkie good, or Sno Ball bleah?
The story: Mad cow disease mutated into mad person disease, and now there’s not a whole lot of humanity left that isn’t zombified. This is the story of four unaffected types – a Twinkie-craving redneck, a reserved uni student and a pair of resourceful sisters – and their quest for survival as they cross the USA to head to an apparently zombie-free amusement park. Who knows? they may even form a connection.
“My mama always told me someday I’d be good at something. Who’d have guessed that something’d be zombie killing?”
The 4K disc: Zombieland was shot digitally, and comes to us via an upscaled 2K master. It’s a good looking picture without knocking any socks off, offering a reasonable improvement in detail over the previously released standard Blu-ray. The HDR treatment is what lends the movie the most improvement, delivering fabulously deep and clear blacks, and letting loose on brighter things – the amusement park is definitely a highlight.
Audio has been given the Dolby Atmos treatment, and may just have followed the movie’s adage of nutting up rather than shutting up. Happily it’s a boisterous affair when appropriate, and utilises height channels effectively from music to ambience. Dialogue is perfectly discernable amongst the din – this is another very fun Atmos mix to be parked in the middle of.
The 4K disc itself delivers a handful of bonus features, with a quick featurette looking at the movie a decade after release,a 20-minute look behind the scenes with director Ruben Fleischer, a quick look behind the scenes with the cast and crew, and a trailer. Pop in the handily included standard Blu-ray and you’ll also be privy to a commentary, deleted scenes, more trailers and a bunch of featurettes.
Release date: November 13, 2019
Format: 4K Ultra HD
Starring: Woody Harrelson, Emma Stone, Jesse Eisenberg
Want to know what to get next? Check out STACK‘s 4K Ultra HD specifications guide.