Wayne’s World 4K review

Nov 03, 2022- Permalink

Paramount is celebrating the 30th anniversary of Wayne’s World with a 4K release. Schwing! I had a chance to take a look.

The 2160p HEVC / H.265 encoded native 4K digital transfer with Dolby Vision and HDR10 is presented in a 1.85:1 aspect ratio. It’s a very good video transfer and if you’re a huge fan of the movie and the 90s nostalgia it brings back, you’ll be thrilled at the upgrade to the visuals. The image has excellent clarity and detail, a realistic colour palette and good black levels and details in the numerous darker scenes as Wayne and Garth explore the nightlife in Aurora, Illinois.

On the audio side of things, you have the choice of an English Dolby Atmos soundtrack that folds back to Dolby TrueHD 7.1, as well as French, German, Italian, Japanese, and Spanish Dolby Digital 2.0 tracks.. Subtitles are available for English, English SDH, French, German, Italian, Japanese, and Spanish. Getting an Atmos upgrade is an unexpected touch for a comedy but the additional height channels are used to good effect in certain scenes. Obviously dialogue and music are the focus of this soundtrack and they are both served very well by this mix.

The 4K disc also comes with a digital code. The disc features an audio commentary from director Penelope Spheeris, a look at the production by Mike Myers, Dana Carvey and Rob Lowe, and a theatrical trailer.

With excellent audio and video, fans of Wayne’s World will want to pick this 4K up.