An imaginative boy (Tom Taylor) is transported to a fantasy realm, where he gets caught up in an epic battle between a noble gunslinger named Roland Deschain (Idris Elba) and a villainous figure known as the Man in Black (Matthew McConaughey). Later, Roland's quest to defend a magical tower from the Man in Black leads him to follow the boy back to Earth. Directed by Nikolaj Arcel (A Royal Affair), The Dark Tower was adapted from Stephen King's hugely popular series of fantasy novels.~Jack Rodgers
Anders Thomas Jensen
Idris ElbaRoland Deschain / The Gunslinger
Matthew McConaugheyMan in Black
Claudia KimArra Champignon
Jackie Earle HaleySatre
Nicholas HamiltonLucas Hanson
Katheryn WinnickLaurie Chambers
Karl ThaningElmer Chambers
Dennis HaysbertSteven Deschain
José ZuñigaDr. Hotchkiss
Andre RobinsonBoy in the Park
Joe VazWorker Taheen
Daniel HirstVillage Engineer
Stephen KingBook Author
Junkie XLComposer (Music Score)
Alan Edward BellEditor
Christopher GlassProduction Designer
Oliver SchollProduction Designer
Audra AveryArt Director
Brad RickerSupervising Art Director
Erica HugginsExecutive Producer
G. Mac BrownExecutive Producer
Jeff PinknerExecutive Producer
Stephen KingExecutive Producer
Trish HofmannExecutive Producer
C. Scott BakerSet Designer
Trish SummervilleCostume Designer
Nico LouwSound Mixer
Adam BrightmanUnit Production Manager
Burt DaltonSpecial Effects Coordinator
Chris DieboldSound Effects Editor
David GiammarcoRe-Recording Mixer
Felicity BowringHair Styles
Jamey ScottSound Effects Editor
Jeremy PeirsonSupervising Sound Editor
Lee GilmoreSound Effects Editor
Marc FishmanRe-Recording Mixer
Peter BucossiStunts Coordinator
Trish HofmannUnit Production Manager
Action Thriller,Fantasy Drama,Hybrid Western,Mythological Fantasy
The Dark Tower
Year of Release
Includes Digital Copy, 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray/Blu-ray
4K Ultra HD Blu-ray, Blu-ray
The Dark Tower [Includes Digital Copy] [4K Ultra HD Blu-ray/Blu-ray] 
If you're a fan of the books like me, you'll appreciate this movie as long as you understand it probably wasn't designed to be a 7-part series. You'll appreciate the references to the books. They did an ok job of making the books in to a movie, but I wonder what the movie would be like to someone who hasn't read the books; I feel like it wouldn't make a lot of sense. I was hoping they were going to go all the way and bring this elaborate world and story to fruition, but they still made a decent movie. Roland played really well, but I didn't care for the portrayel of the man in black. Something was off. Worth seeing, just lower the bar a bit.
This film is the culmination of many scrapped scripts, poorly drafted adaptations, and ultimately, one more terrible book-to-film adaption... As a film, it fails to capture the depth and breadth of the characters, the unique motivations, the amazing qualities of the world in which the story takes place. In short, it's a normal Hollywood rendition of multiple thousands of pages of writing, squashed down into a couple of hours, and it sucks. Pardon the rant, but find me somehow who has read these and disagrees to any significant degree. It's not the worst film, but it lacks a lot, which is why the new version is a reboot TV series, that will basically scrap this, regardless of how well Elba performed.
As a librarian, I value the originality as well as how true it is to source material. They get points for somehow keeping this PG-13 (which it really shouldn't have been, but a more broad audience is a nice thought), AND for making a cool visual impact. As before, the validity when compared to source material is absolute rubbish, but this one gets more of the Star Wars VIII - The Last Jedi treatment, where either you can or you cannot look past the plot holes, and see it for its own merits, however few they may seem.
As a product, this steelbook packaging is beautiful, with the "Pop Art" style, which is welcome, but not as fitting as the original book covers. The fit and finish are great, with no real issues either outside or inside the case. The 4K/UHD presentation with HDR is astounding, and the Dolby Atmos soundtrack was equally invigorating. And FYI, the HDR is done in Dolby Vision, in case your player, receiver, and/or TV need to be checked for compatibility.
Altogether, I have chosen to grant this a full five stars; Beautiful packaging, stellar production value for the blu-ray and 4K disc. The film may be on the flimsy side, but not many action film-makers have the guts to cram this much content into a story, and even fewer come up faring any better.
The movie itself was interesting and had some cool actions but definitely felt like a rushed story that should have been paced through multiple films. If I rated purely based on the movie I would have given a 2.5, however I am rating based on the disc itself and this is without a doubt in the top 3 of my best 4k discs. At times it is so sharp it is almost unreal, but it really does look that good. Sound design is also excellent and if nothing else it is a good disc to buy to really see how movies should look on your fancy new 4k tv.
I like this movie. I also got it in AURO 3D, the best sound field ever invented, makes ATMOS seem like a beginner tried to create something like dolby stereo. AURO 3D is so realistic in sound, you never want to listen to ATMOS again. This movie is great, has amazing FUNNY lines, fast action, really sets a nice pace. The sound is great, can't say enough good things about the sound, it has what you expect for the money you spend on a disk of this magnitude, the money they spent was well placed. You get high quality content. The CGI is so realistic you forget its CGI and just fall into the story and lose yourself in the emotion and staging of the drama and action.