Steven Spielberg's variation on Peter Pan, Hook comes to DVD with a superb widescreen anamorphic transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 2.35:1. Closed-captioned English soundtracks are rendered in both Dolby Digital 5.1 and Dolby Digital Surround. English subtitles are accessible. Supplemental materials include theatrical trailers, talent files, and production notes. This disc offers excellent picture and sound quality, making it worth a look, especially considering the reasonable list price.
Digitally mastered audio & anamorphic video
Audio: English 5.1 [Dolby Digital] & 2-channel [Dolby Surround]
Found this movie for $4. Great deal for a great movie.
I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Owned for 1 year when reviewed.
One of the best additions to the classic Peter Pan movie done by disney while this one isn't done by disney this 4k version with Robin Williams in it is a classic. Some may not like this but I find the fun and silly nature of this movie to be a great reminder of the talent that Robin Williams was.
Hook is presented on 4K UHD courtesy of Sony Pictures Home Entertainment with a 2160p transfer in 2.40:1. Take a deep breath when the Tri Star logo appears, because it looks pretty rough, with a kind of swarm like, yellowish grainfield, but once the film starts things improve materially. There are still some fairly wide variances in grain resolution, not necessarily linked to the film's many opticals, but overall things resolve really beautifully, with a natural, organic appearance that provides a nice texture and depth. A few kind of odd looking moments crop up every now and again, as in the brief shot of the Pan Am jet circa 6:10, where grain suddenly spikes pretty dramatically. Detail levels are noticeably improved throughout the presentation, especially in close-ups. Two in particular are almost astounding in the new levels of detail, and they both feature faces — the first is when Peter awakens in the pirate hideaway and his eye is seen through a tear in some fabric, and later in the film there's a kind of "mirroring" sequence featuring an immense close-up of Hook's face (and mustache), with both of these moments offering really impressive levels of fine detail.
Movies like this are the reason I was shouting Bangerang while front flipping out of the back of a military troop carrier while I was in the service. They taught me that just because you're age says you're not a kid anymore, it doesnt mean you have to stop being one. As well as giving us yet another way to remember the Greatness that IS Robin Williams and enjoy for generations to come.
I haven’t seen this film since I was a kid. I still have the VHS, so when I saw that it was being released in 4K, I had to buy. The film is somehow even better than I remember it now that I’m an adult. I can understand some of the older jokes so that made it more fun haha. But the 4K quality is stunning. Hook’s well, uh, “hook” shines so much, and HDR is to thank for that. Everything shimmers, highlights look incredible. Colors are so vivid. It’s a beautiful film.
When his young children are abducted by his old nemesis, Capt. Hook (Dustin Hoffman), middle-aged lawyer Peter Banning (Robin Williams) returns to his magical origins as Peter Pan. Peter must revisit a foggy past in which he abandoned Neverland for family life, leaving Tinkerbell (Julia Roberts) and the Lost Boys to fend for themselves. Given their bitterness toward Peter for growing up -- and their allegiance to their new leader, Rufio -- the old gang may not be happy to see him.