The Goonies (1985) (4K Ultra HD/Blu-ray Review)

The Goonies (1985) (4K Ultra HD/Blu-ray Review)

The Goonies (1985) (4K Ultra HD/Blu-ray Review)

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The Goonies (1985) (4K Ultra HD/Blu-ray Review)
Directed By: Richard Donner
STARRING: Sean Astin, Josh Brolin, Jeff Cohen
Rated: PG/Region O/2:40/4K (2160p)/Number of Discs 2
Available from Warner Bros.

Old-fashioned yarn about a band of adventurous kids who take on the might of a property developing company which plans to destroy their home to build a country club. When the children discover an old pirate map in the attic, they follow it into an underground cavern in search of lost treasure but come up against plenty of dangerous obstacles along the way.

If you want to dive into a feel-good movie that makes you feel all sorts of like the ’80s, then you should be diving into The Goonies. This is a movie from way back in 1985 that is a story about friendship among other things, but this one comes with such a light-hearted and funny demeanor that you just can’t help but love the movie. Eventually, these kids all get together and go for some gold once they find a map but a group of criminals has also decided to go for such and that’s the conflict in the movie. It’s a who’s who in movies and it’s the type of stuff lots of merchandise if made of. I remember watching this one network TV as a kid in the 90’s and I enjoy it even more now as an adult than I did back then. Is it a perfect movie? No, it does fall short of that based on the typical 80’s comedy nature but it’s still as solid as you can get without being so. It’s a great movie just any time you want to toss it on.

But this release isn’t about the movie really. Odds are if you are reading this and you’ve seen the movie you know it’s good and you just want to know if it looks good as it makes the jump to 4K? Well, I’d say this is a home run when you look at the transfer. I don’t know if you’ll call it perfect in that area either, but it has a more natural look and it makes things look about how you’d expect things to look in real life during this time. It is a more pure looking movie without the gloss and I think it helps with detail and it helps make this disc stand out. I’d compare it to how the JAWS 4K made that movie look in comparison to the old releases before it. So, if you want to upgrade your copy of The Goonies, then I’d certainly call this one a good choice for an upgrade.


  • Cast Audio Commentary
  • Hidden Treasures Pop-Up Track
  • “The Making of The Goonies” Vintage Featurette
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Cyndi Lauper Music Video – “The Goonies R Good Enough”
  • Theatrical Trailer

Quality of Transfer: 95%

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