The Nun appears in an aspect ratio of approximately 2.40:1 on this 4K UHD Disc. As expected, the movie presented appealing visuals.
Across the board, definition seemed good. Even with a mix of low-light sequences, the film appeared accurate and concise.
Jagged edges and moiré effects didn’t mar the presentation, and I saw no edge haloes. Print flaws also failed to appear.
In terms of palette, Nun went with a standard orange and teal orientation – one that emphasized the blue side of things. Within stylistic choices, the hues seemed well-depicted, and the 4K UHD’s HDR added a bit of impact to the colors.
Blacks were dark and dense, and shadows gave us good clarity. Dark segments still boasted nice clarity and delineation, and the HDR meant especially pure whites and blacks. All in all, this was a strong presentation.
As for the Dolby Atmos audio, it offered a mostly typical horror movie soundscape. Downconverted to Dolby TrueHD 7.1, this meant a fair amount of creepy atmosphere and occasional “jolt moments”.
Along with good stereo music, the soundfield was able to open things up in a satisfying manner that embellished the story. We got a good sense of elements along with a useful sense of the spooky material, with some that worked really well.
In particular, panning satisfied. A few scenes features components that moved around the channels, and these did so in a smooth, convincing manner.
Audio quality was always good. Music appeared full and rich, while effects demonstrated nice clarity and accuracy. Low-end appeared deep and rich.
Speech was natural and distinctive throughout the film. The mix used the speakers well and created a fine sense of the material.
How did the 4K UHD compare to the Blu-ray version? While both sported identical Dolby Atmos audio, the 4K UHD’s visuals offered improvements. This disc looked better defined than its BD counterpart, with richer blacks and colors. Nothing here blew away the Blu-ray, but it still offered the superior presentation.
No extras appear on the 4K UHD, but the included Blu-ray copy provides a few components, and we start with A New Horror Icon. It runs five minutes, 18 seconds and includes notes from producers Peter Safran and James Wan, director Corin Hardy, writer Gary Dauberman, makeup department head Eleanor Sabaduquia and actors Taissa Farmiga, Bonnie Aarons, Jonas Bloquet, Demian Bichir, and Charlotte Hope.
“Icon” discusses some story and character areas, with an emphasis on the design of the title role. It’s a short and semi-informative reel but nothing special.
Next comes Gruesome Planet, a six-minute, 18-second piece that features Hardy, Wan, Hope, Bloquet, Farmiga, Dauberman, Bichir and production designer Jennifer Spence. “Planet” examines sets and locations, and it does so in a reasonably positive manner.
With The Conjuring Chronology, we locate a three-minute, 50-second reel that includes Wan, Hardy, Safran, Aarons, and Annabelle: Creation director David Sandberg. “Chronology” mainly just shows clips from various “Conjuring Universe” and promotes Nun, so don’t expect much from it.
Seven Deleted Scenes span a total of 12 minutes, 18 seconds. These mix some character beats and a few story elements. None of them seem crucial, but they may have added a bit of depth to the film.
The disc opens with ads for Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, Aquaman and The Meg. No trailer for Nun appears here.
Essentially a monster movie wrapped up in religious garb, The Nun lacks much impact. A mix of creepy atmosphere and jump scares, the film fails to engage. The 4K UHD brings very good picture and audio as well as a few bonus features. Formulaic and tired, Nun goes nowhere.
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