The Uncharted home media release doesn’t make the treasure feel as valuable as it should.
Sony Pictures‘ live-action adaptation of the hit Sony Playstation video game franchise, Uncharted, is now available on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-Ray, DVD, and Digital for fans to watch in the comfort of their homes or across their digital devices. The film stars Tom Holland, Mark Wahlberg, Sophia Ali, Tati Gabrielle, and Antonio Banderas, all of whom are in search of Ferdinand Magellan’s lost treasure. While the film is an absolute blast to watch, is it worth adding to your personal collection? We’ll go over the home media release and its added bonuses to help you decide.
Uncharted is Now Available on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-Ray, DVD, and Digital
The film did pretty well in theaters, in large part to the star power of the cast, but also being a very enjoyable treasure-hunting action flick. It was filled with humor, an easy-to-follow story, and some truly jaw-dropping action sequences. Basically everything you would want from this type of movie. In terms of video-game adaptation, it might not have pleased every fan of the original games, but it does well enough to not have caused numerous online petitions to change it like the original Sonic the Hedgehog movie, which is by all accounts a win. If you like the movie, there is no reason to not add it to your collection.
The Different Versions and Bonuses of Uncharted
When it comes to special features and bonus content, this is where the Uncharted gets iffy. The 4K Ultra HD, Blu-Ray, and Digital versions come with deleted and extended scenes, as well as six behind-the-scenes featurettes. The DVD only comes with a single featurette, “The Buddy System.” The other five featurettes that are only available on the versions are “Becoming Nathan Drake,” “Big Action Breakdown” C-17 Globemaster,” “Charting the Course: On Set With Ruben Fleischer,” “Never a Dull Moment: Stuns & Action,” and “Villains, Backstabbers & Accomplices.”
While the deleted and extended scenes are great, and the featurettes are very informative as well as entertaining, they’re not very exclusive. Just about every extra feature is widely available through official channels on YouTube. Which makes paying for it seem illogical. So while the film is great, and the features are also pretty good, it’s easy to access and might not be worth the full retail price to add the film to your collection.
However, the saving grace, is that there is director commentary with Director Ruben Fleischer. The director’s commentary is advertised for 4K, Blu-Ray, and Digital. But I have only been able to access it off the 4K Ultra HD and Blu-Ray versions. I have tried on Movies Anywhere and Vudu, but there is no way to access Fleischer’s commentary track. It also is extremely easy to miss on the physical copies as well because rather than being a direct play button among the main menu options, it is a toggle enable option at the very bottom of the special features menu. It’s kind of a hassle that definitely detracts from the experience.
Uncharted is a fun film that would be a great addition to any fan’s film collection. If you are into bonus features, I do not believe the features that come with the film are worth the price as they are all easily accessible. However, if you are into commentary tracks, then the 4K Ultra HD or Blu-Ray versions are a must as Fleischer shares a lot of insight on his thoughts and processes. Overall, as a home media release, Uncharted isn’t anything special, but it does have a commentary track which is honestly the most important bonus feature so it beats the average. Though it takes a noticeable amount of effort to access, still worth it.
For inexclusive bonus features but for actually having a commentary track, and an insightful one, the Uncharted home media release gets a 3.5/5.
Release date: February 18, 2022 (USA) | May 10, 2022 (4K Ultra HD, Blu-Ray, DVD, and Digital)
Director: Ruben Fleischer
Story by: Rafe Lee Judkins; Jon Hanley Rosenberg; Mark D. Walker
Adapted from: Uncharted game franchise
Distributed by: Columbia Pictures, Sony Pictures Releasing
Cast: Tom Holland; Mark Wahlberg; Sophia Ali; Tati Gabrielle; Antonio Banderas
Street-smart Nathan Drake (Tom Holland) is recruited by seasoned treasure hunter Victor “Sully” Sullivan (Mark Wahlberg) to recover a fortune amassed by Ferdinand Magellan and lost 500 years ago by the House of Moncada. What starts as a heist job for the duo becomes a globe-trotting, white-knuckle race to reach the prize before the ruthless Santiago Moncada (Antonio Banderas), who believes he and his family are the rightful heirs.
If Nate and Sully can decipher the clues and solve one of the world’s oldest mysteries, they stand to find $5 billion in treasure and perhaps even Nate’s long-lost brother…but only if they can learn to work together.
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