SUPER 8 looks super awesome (lame, but I had to) in 4K! I remember watching this when I wrote for GeekTyrant and interviewed some of the cast.

I loved it then and love it now. There were so many sounds and elements of the film that I had never noticed until the release of this disc.

The sound mix is a thing of beauty in Dolby True HD. I would have loved the disc to come with Dolby Atmos, but alas it does not.

If you’re looking for a fun movie, lens flares, and all, SUPER 8 is the best addition to your collection.

It amazes me that the commentary track has captions. I’m not ashamed to say that I’m losing my heating, so captions are a must for the film but it’s a great bonus for the commentary track.

The special features are extensive. I really enjoyed learning about the making of the film. It was great to hear the story of how JJ Abrams and Steven Spielberg met. You’ll have to watch the feature to see how they meet.

The 4K Ultra HD release includes access to a digital copy of the film and more than two hours of previously released bonus content as detailed below:

4K Ultra HD Disc

  • Feature film in 4K Ultra HD
  • Commentary by J.J. Abrams, Bryan Burk, and Larry Fong
  • The Dream Behind Super 8 (HD)
  • The Search for New Faces (HD)
  • Meet Joel Courtney (HD)
  • Rediscovering Steel Town (HD)
  • The Visitor Lives (HD)
  • Scoring Super 8 (HD)
  • Do You Believe in Magic? (HD)
  • The 8mm Revolution (HD)
  • Easter Eggs (HD)
  • Deconstructing the Train Crash (HD)
  • Deleted Scenes (HD)


SUPER 8 tells the story of six friends who witness a train wreck while making a Super 8 movie, only to discover that something unimaginable escaped during the crash.  They soon discover that the only thing more mysterious than what it is, is what it wants.

SUPER 8 is now available on 4K Ultra HD from Paramount Home Entertainment.

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