Fury 4K Ultra HD Review
Fury stars Brad Pitt (Mr. & Mrs. Smith) as Don "Wardaddy" Collier, a U.S. Army staff sergeant - Pitt has seen his fair share of soldier roles throughout his career, each one different from the next. The film also stars Jon Bernthal (Baby Driver) as loader Grady "Coon-Ass" Travis, Shia LaBeouf (Transformers) as Boyd "Bible" Swan, Michael Peña (American Hustle) as Trini "Gordo" Garcia, and Logan Lerman (The Perks of Being a Wallflower) as Private Norman Ellison. Ellison makes his way into the crew after their assistant driver–bow gunner "Red" was killed in action. He must earn the respect of his new crew members and finds that he isn't quite up to the task to do what needs to be done in the gritty and harsh life that has been bestowed upon him. However, after a series of costly mistakes, and a lot of trauma along the way, Ellison does finally come to earn the respect he desires and become the man they want and need him to be.
Fury is presented in 2160p with HDR10 encoding in its original 2.39:1 aspect ratio. Details are sharp and almost lifelike. The color palette is expanded as well compared to its last release. Blacks have a better spectrum helping to depict the harsh elements of war that writer/director David Ayer (Suicide Squad) put into this film but were previously hidden. The upgraded Dolby Atmos soundtrack truly packs punch and adds to this action film. The cliche phrase often used that you "truly feel like you are part of the action" certainly applies here. The sounds of war echo throughout your entire home theater with bullets bouncing off the ceiling and walls, coming a bit to close to comfort.
Extras included on the UHD Disc are as follows:
- Tiger 131: This extra talks about the authentic Tiger tank used in films as well as highlighting the Allies' capture of one during the war.
- Heart of Fury: Featuring Michael Peña, this is a behind the scenes look at creating the tank interior as well as what each crew member's job was.
- Clash of Armor: This extra discusses Tiger and Sherman tanks, explaining their pros and cons in battle.
- No Guts, No Glory: The Horrors of Combat: A look at how the "feel" of the film is created - mental trauma as well as physical trauma that affected the soldiers, the weapons training of the cast, and the ins and outs of creating a war film.
- The Tanks of Fury: This feature includes authentic war footage and gives a behind the scenes look at production as well as discussing World War II tank warfare.
The Blu-ray features include:
- Deleted & Extended Scenes
- Blood Brothers: In this extra we see cast members meeting with veterans, the preparation the cast went through to become their characters, and a look at how the authenticity of the film.
- Director's Combat Journal: This is a look at life on the set of the film and the challenges behind the camera.
- Armored Warriors: The Real Men Inside the Shermans: We meet real WWII veterans who discuss their lives during war.
- Taming the Beasts: How to Drive, Fire & Shoot Inside a 30 Ton Tank: A look at using an authentic Tiger tank as well as other tanks used in WWII.
- Photo Gallery
Every year there are a few stand out films that are "must-sees". In 2014 Fury was one of those films. Now, four years later, this very unique war/action film can be rediscovered, better than ever.
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MPAA Rating: R
Running Time: 135 minutes
Distributed By: Columbia Pictures
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