Spiral: From the Book of Saw 4k UHD Blu-ray Review

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Spiral: From the Book of Saw was released on 4k, Blu-ray, and DVD on July 20, 2021. There was an exclusive steelbook from BestBuy; however, I decided to go with the standard 4k version, which looks like this:

It is definitely one of the most unique and strange slipcovers that I have ever seen, which is why I dig it!

Now lets get into the actual review of the product:

Visuals

Spiral: From the Book of Saw has the typical 16×9 (2.39:1) aspect ratio. The 4k Blu-ray features the 2160p UHD transfer, which improves upon the 1080p that you would see on a typical Blu-ray.

Most of this film takes place in darker lit environments. The 4k transfer really benefits this movie, as the dark scenes earn far more depth due to the HDR. Reds really pop throughout the whole film, whether it is from the severed corpses or from the spirals; it even just seemed like any background objects that were red really seemed to pop. The closeups of amputated bodies contain intensely visceral details that are sustained at a high level all-around.

The flashback sequences were slightly brighter, but that didn’t detract from the overall quality of the scene. In fact, it was employed very effectively, by allowing the audience to immediately recognize that the scene was just a reliving of prior events.

Overall, I am extremely impressed with the video quality of this 4k release. With the amount of exceedingly dark scenes, I was very surprised and dazzled with how great the picture consistently looked.

Rating- 5 out of 5 on the scale of awesomeness.

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Audio

This 4k release also boasts an impressive Dolby Atmos track. If you utilize surround sound in your home theater as I do, I think you will be pleased with how well the audio sounds. Throughout the entirety of the film, I was fully immersed, as the audio put me right in the middle of the unfolding mystery.

Whether it is the score or natural elements playing in the background, they are always utilized in a way to submerse the audience. During the torture sequences, the sounds of the machines churning are blaring out from above while the character is screaming ahead of you. On other releases, I have had issues with the background sounds being completely misused and actually drowning out the character’s dialogue. However, there were no issues with that from this release.

As with the visuals, I am also very delighted with the audio quality from this release. It is all very crisp and there is nothing to complain about.

Rating- 5 out of 5 on the scale of awesomeness.

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Special Features

The special features on this release were pretty typical, but overall were pretty disappointing to me. Within the Saw franchise, almost every movie has an unrated cut. I would have loved to see that here with Spiral: From the Book of Saw as it was reported that they had to delete an entire trap sequence from the film. They could have made up for this by at least showing the deleted scene within the special features, but they didn’t even do that.

Rating- 3 out of 5 on the scale of awesomeness.

Rating: 3 out of 5.

Overall

I was thoroughly impressed with the audio and 4k transfer of Spiral: From the Book of Saw, even though the special features were a little disappointing.

If you have all of the equipment needed to enjoy a 4k Blu-ray and you enjoy this film, then I would definitely recommend that you pay a few extra dollars for the 4k version.

Rating- 4.5 out of 5 on the scale of awesomeness.

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

What are your thoughts on Spiral: From the Book of Saw? Do you like the 4k Blu-ray? Do you enjoy the movie? Let me know!

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