Nobody 4K review
Jun 20, 2021- Permalink
Director Ilya Naishuller’s Nobody stars Bob Odenkirk as Hutch, an overlooked suburban man underestimated by everybody, including his family. He reaches the tipping point when his daughter’s kitty cat bracelet is stolen and his efforts to retrieve it put him in the crosshairs of a vengeful drug lord. The only problem for them is that Hutch may have left one very different job off his resume. The action thriller, which also stars Connie Nielsen, RZA, and Christopher Lloyd, has now been released on 4K and Blu-ray by Universal. I had a chance to look at a 4K review copy.
The 2160p HEVC / H.265-encoded digital transfer has HDR in both Dolby Vision and HDR10. It’s presented in a 2.39:1 aspect ratio. The video presentation is great. Crisp detail allows us to see every hair, freckle, pore, and fight wound, as well as giving great detail in the environmental elements. The HDR really enhances the colours and lighting across the movie’s palette. Whites are bright, and the blacks are inky, with detail still present in darker scenes.
On the audio side of things, there’s a choice of an English Dolby Atmos and Dolby TrueHD 7.1 soundtrack as well as a Spanish Dolby Digital Plus 7.1 track and a French Dolby Digital 5.1 track. Subtitles are available for English SDH, French, and Spanish. The Dolby Atmos soundtrack immerses the viewer in all the bone-breaking, bullet-dodging action with excellent use of effects movement throughout the soundscape. Despite the activity, it doesn’t mean that the dialogue, which is centred and well-prioritized, gets washed out. The score also has great dynamics and clarity.
The Nobody 4K set also comes with a Blu-ray disc and a digital code. There’s also a nice selection of bonus extras. There are two audio commentary tracks. In the first, Bob Odenkirk, who also produced, provides commentary alongside director Ilya Naishuller. The second track features Naishuller discussing how he reworked the script as well as its inspirations and themes. There are also deleted scenes, the training Odenkirk went through, a look at the action choreography, and a featurette with the cast and crew.
The Nobody 4K combines a fast-moving thriller with excellent video and audio presentations and a nice selection of extras. If you want to go along for the ride, this 4K is recommended.