Director Damien Chazelle reunites with his La La Land star Ryan Gosling to depict the journey of Neil Armstrong, the first man to the walk on the moon. Armstrong, along with his fellow pilots, including Buzz Aldrin (Corey Stoll), must work his way through the rigorous space program of the 1960s, sacrificing his personal safety and time with his wife Janet (Claire Foy) and their children to defy death and push the boundaries of human exploration.~Kaitlin Elise Miller
This movie make you feel proud to be an American. The special effects are so realistic i cracked a tear hear and there. This movie is a very roller coaster experience. I can’t remember the last time I felt so much suspense from a movie, definitely not for the short of breath. Kicks the Martian’s butt.
I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
That’s one small step for man One giant leap for
I love this movie!
The story of Neil Armstrong, the man the first step on moon!
All over the world watched on TV live. When I was 6 years old I also watch it. This is a very good movie! You should watch it also!!!
First Man 4K Blu-ray
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Universal Studios | 2018 | 141 min | Rated PG-13 | Jan 22, 2019
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Codec: HEVC / H.265
Resolution: Upscaled 4K (2160p)
HDR: Dolby Vision + HDR10
Aspect ratio: 2.39:1, 1.78:1
Original aspect ratio: 2.39:1
English: Dolby Atmos
English: Dolby TrueHD 7.1 (48kHz, 24-bit)
Spanish: Dolby Digital Plus 7.1
French: Dolby Digital Plus 7.1
English SDH, French, Spanish
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Two-disc set (1 BD-100, 1 BD-50)
Slipcover in original pressing
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2K Blu-ray: Region free
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First Man 4K (2018)
First Man 4K Blu-ray delivers truly amazing video and audio in this exceptional Blu-ray release
A look at the life of astronaut, Neil A. Armstrong, and the legendary space mission that led him to become the first man to walk on the moon. Based on the book, "First Man: The Life of Neil A. Armstrong".
For more about First Man 4K and the First Man 4K Blu-ray release, see First Man 4K Blu-ray Review published by Martin Liebman on January 13, 2019 where this Blu-ray release scored 4.5 out of 5.
Director: Damien Chazelle
Writers: Josh Singer, James R. Hansen
Starring: Ryan Gosling, Claire Foy, Jason Clarke, Kyle Chandler, Corey Stoll, Patrick Fugit
Producers: Wyck Godfrey, Marty Bowen, Isaac Klausner, Damien Chazelle, Steven Spielberg, Adam Merims
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First Man 4K Blu-ray, Video Quality 1080p
The included screenshots are sourced from a 1080p Blu-ray disc. Watch for 4K screenshots at a later date.
First Man was primarily shot on film, much of it 16mm, and finished at 2K. This upscaled UHD with Dolby Vision color grading offers a slightly solidified, more prominently filmic presentation compared to the Blu-ray, which is excellent. The image is a little more inherently soft than some films. The UHD does not magically make any scenes sharper, per se, but it does create a finer filmic presentation, with more natural grain and slightly greater clarity to the base elements. The UHD's benefits are evident from the opening sequences, with Armstrong punching a jet through Earth's atmosphere and into space. The picture is nothing short of beautiful, appearing, it would seem, about as close to filmmaker vision and source integrity as possible. Nevertheless, image clarity and raw textural intimacies are not greatly improved over the Blu-ray here, or elsewhere. Scene and still comparisons do not show significant boosts to either, but the UHD does find a mild uptick in object definition and detail and it handles grain a little better, presenting a firmer, more organic field than the Blu-ray, though even here the differences are less dramatic than they are on many other UHD releases.
The Dolby Vision color grading offers a modest stabilization and improvement, yielding superior, brighter, and more stable and accurate whites, including NASA lab coats, white dress shirts in mission control, fluorescent lighting, and text on the screen. A shot at the 40:26 mark is a good example, where also some of the colder steely blues and grays present with subtle improvements to saturation and color density. There's a mild improvement to flesh tone presentation and a mild improvement to black level depth. Those in search of a picture that is a major departure from the Blu-ray will not find it. The UHD's improvements are subtle, but arguably critical, in elevating the filmed elements to a slightly higher plane where modestly improved textures, image clarity, grain refinement, and color accuracy can make a small difference in isolation but a more pronounced improvement in total.
First Man 4K Blu-ray, Audio Quality
The Dolby Atmos track engages immediately during a test flight sequence. Exceptional detailing encircles the listener in the sonic form of rattles, rumbles, the pilot's heavy breathing, and engine hum underneath it all. It's a chaotic cacophony that gives way to momentary peace when the test plane reaches the space above the Earth's atmosphere, only to regain an intensity as the plane finally makes a return to Earth. It really encapsulates the entire track. Big, pronounced, detailed, discrete, and harmoniously jumbled sounds draw the listener into space capsules and training modules with strikingly efficient, loud, and balanced intensity. As Gemini 8 prepares for launch, the creaks and moans creep in from all over the stage, effortlessly transporting the listener into the pre-launch capsule, while take-off and ascent offer a revelatory sense of rise, depth, heft, and movement as the ship approaches and crosses the atmosphere. Overhead channels are generally folded in rather than used for individually discrete effects, helping to create a more thoroughly convincing sound design which is critical to shaping several of the movie's most dramatically intense scenes. Light atmospheric supports gently envelop the listener in a few scenes, dialogue clarity and positioning are seamless, and musical fidelity, front and surround spacing, and balanced low end depth are also track hallmarks but nothing comes close to the several reference quality scenes involving upward or downward thrust and rattle. This is a demonstration-worthy soundtrack from Dolby and Universal.
I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Reliving an Unforgettable Moment in History
Owned for 1 year when reviewed.
Ryan Gosling gave one of the most riveting performances of his life and he simply disappeared into his role and became Neil Armstrong. Actually the whole cast did that. I felt like I was actually there when the event took place and I was amazed at the memories it brought back. I am about to be 72 years old and I remember this as if it were yesterday. I will never forget actually watching this take place on tv and it took my breath away!
However, I didn't know the back story of Neil and his family and it really made me admire the man even more than I already do. I also enjoyed the way the movie went back to the beginning of our space program and made me so proud of our nation and reminded me of how JFK was able to inspire and lead us to great heights.
Buy this movie, or at least rent it if you didn't see it at the theater. You won't be sorry!
The best way for me to describe First Man without getting into the long of it: What Darren Aronofsky did with wrestling and The Wrestler is VERY similar to what Damien Chazel did with space-travel and First Man.
Now, the long of it...
If you’re familiar with Damien Chazel’s since his introduction to the film world with Whiplash, and sophomore effort La La Land, then you know he’s a director with great flair and style. For his 3rd outing we see the auteur filmmaker take a director-for-hire project in adapting the Neil Armstrong biography of the same name. And with this biopic, we see Chazel tackling a script not of his own making for the first time. And this is where most will find flaws in the film, especially viewers looking for an Apollo 13-like endeavor through the mission in an almost documentary style - or for anyone simply looking for an adventure to the moon. Instead, the film focuses on the character of Neil Armstrong, and plays heavily out like a character study that’s looking to observe the psyche of a hardened and determined man. Chazel puts all his strengths to work in turning the film into a strong, brooding stare into the dark void of outer-space. While the film may focus mainly on the man and his mind, there is a heavy emphasis on the mission at hand, and when we do get to venture into the darkness, it’s treated with a Nolan-esque reality in immersive filmmaking, ensuring the viewers is drenched in the intensity. The story also shows us glimpses into some key players in the 60’s space race, and scenarios that effected the Apollo mission to the moon. With these sort of stories, we often know the end, especially when diving into matters of reality - nonetheless First Man encapsulates entirety throughout its finally. Splicing scenes filmed from the mission by NASA with Chazel’s footage, the ending is truly awe-inspiring. This film may not be the trip to the moon most audiences want, but it’s still quite an intelligent spectacle, showing us an American hero that is both flawed and incredibly driven, as well as taking a moment to observe the small details of life on a mission to the moon. Often dark in tone and mind, we see the hardships of one individual among the three involved, the film is also tender and beautiful. I’m sure the big screen will eventually see a feature film that takes us to the moon, much like Ron Howard did with the Apollo 13 disaster, though for now it’s good to see a film willing to immerse itself in the human side of space travel. Definitely not perfect, especially in some of the story elements, First Man is absolutely worth viewing if you’re into raw and realistic human dramas, rather than big spectacle space stories.
For those looking to get into the Apollo 11 trip to the moon in all its glory, check out the new documentary Apollo 11 that just came out - simply amazing, and hard to beat in terms of telling the story as vividly as possible.
Although director Damien Chazelle's approach to the material is to a certain degree questionable and at times distracting, First Man is nonetheless a wonderfully satisfying telling of the Space Race and the Apollo 11 lunar landing as told from the perspective of Neil Armstrong while featuring terrific performances by Ryan Gosling and Claire Foy. The Ultra HD safely launches to 4K home theaters with an excellent Dolby Vision HDR presentation that surpasses its Blu-ray counterpart and the same fantastic Dolby Atmos soundtrack. Although supplements are rather short and somewhat disappointing, the overall UHD package is nonetheless recommended for fans and history buffs.
I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Good mix of legend and reality
Owned for 1 week when reviewed.
First Man was an interesting look at Neil Armstrong. It shows his life outside NASA as well as inside, with minimal emphasis on the preparation for the moonshot. And I did not know he was close with Roger Chaffee and how his death affected Armstrong.
This is not a slam-bang action film, but a study if a man. Acting is good, with one complaint... bounced at almost the same time as my wife - does Ryan Gosling have any other expression? I mean with few exceptions he has the same look on his face through the entire film. Was that supposed to suggest Armstrong's stoicism? If so it was not wholly successful.
I would recommend First Man for people unfamiliar with the subject, but real space nuts might take exception to the inaccuracies regarding the space program.
This movie was visually amazing. I purchased the 4K version and was blown away by the visuals. The cinematography was absolutely incredible. The acting is great by the cast and the film did a great job showing us the bravery and heartaches faced in race to the moon, especially the problems Neil Armstrong and his family faced during the space race. I would absolutely recommend this film for everyone from space geeks to film buffs.