Pan’s Labyrinth (2006) (4K Ultra HD/Blu-ray Review)

Pan’s Labyrinth (2006) (4K Ultra HD/Blu-ray Review)

Pan’s Labyrinth (2006) (4K Ultra HD/Blu-ray Review)

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Pan’s Labyrinth (2006) (4K Ultra HD/Blu-ray Review)
Directed By: Guillermo del Toro
Starring: Ivana Baquero, Ariadna Gil, Sergi López
Rated: R/Region O/1:85/4K (2160p)/Number of Discs 2
Available from Warner Brothers

In the aftermath of the Spanish Civil War, Ofelia and her ailing mother arrive at the post of her mother’s new husband, a sadistic army officer, in the Spanish countryside. As Ofelia’s mother lies immobilized in anticipation of her forthcoming child, and her high-ranking stepfather attempts to fulfill his orders of crushing a nearby guerrilla uprising, the young girl ventures into an elaborate stone labyrinth presided over by the mythical faun Pan. Convinced by Pan that she is a legendary lost princess, Ofelia sets off on a quest to complete three dangerous tasks and reclaim her kingdom and immortality.

Back in the day when I first saw Pan’s Labyrinth, it was my first time seeing a film by Guillermo del Toro. I got that DVD and I showed it to all my friends and now here years later we have the movie hitting 4K from Warner Brothers. The story is really a fascinating one. Part war drama, part fantasy, we follow a girl and her adventures that we often question the reality of. But all the while the story sucks you in with your every being and we feel many emotions and we really get behind our leading kid. This movie is a masterclass in storytelling. Not only that but it’s one that plays with imagination and takes us into a fantasy-filled world that pops here in the 4K formate. Heck, I used to think the DVD looked good, so imagine how I feel seeing this movie now in 4K. All of this makes for a great combination in a very interesting tale that sucks you in from the first frame to the last.

The emotions pouring out in this one is just part of what makes it work so well. That wouldn’t work without the right cast of characters and actors. Ivana Baquero is the glue that holds this one together with all the cool settings and creatures we see here. Everything is really symbolic and its the inner beauty of the film as well as the outside beauty that makes this one as good as it is. If you’ve never seen Pan’s Labyrinth before, then now and this release would be the time to finally fix that. We have a great movie looking better than ever and we are here with extras that you will enjoy as well. This is a great release of a great movie.

Extras

– Audio commentary by Guillermo del Toro
– Video prologue by Guillermo del Toro
– The Power of Myth
– The Faun and the Fairies
– The Color and the Shape
– The Director’s Notebook
– Optional English and Spanish subtitles for the main feature

QUALITY OF TRANSFER: 100%

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