Space adventurers Valerian (Dane DeHaan) and Laureline (Cara Delevingne) set off on a mission to stop sinister forces from destroying Alpha, an intergalactic metropolis where thousands of alien species live together in harmony. Written and directed by Luc Besson, Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets is based on a series of French comics by Pierre Christin and Jean-Claude Mézières. Clive Owen, Rihanna, Elizabeth Debicki, Ethan Hawke, and Rihanna co-star.~Jack Rodgers
Citizens of imagination: creating the universe of Valerian
The art of Valerian photo gallery
Dane DeHaanMajor Valerian
Cara DelevingneSergeant Laureline
Clive OwenCommander Arun Filitt
Ethan HawkeJolly the Pimp
Herbie HancockDefence Minister
Kris WuSergeant Neza
Rutger HauerPresident of the World State Federation
So the movie came in great condition, however, when I went to redeem the digital code for the movie I hit some problems. Even though the code was valid for the site given for redeeming, o couldn’t move forward to the next step of choosing a provider (like Vudu) because it was “not found”. After trying it on several devices and still getting the “something went wrong, please re-enter your code” message I contacted the Vudu support team (as Europa does not have one) and thankfully was able to get it sorted.
Great movie, especially if you like wild rides like the 5th Element! The 4K treatment was really crisp, but you can tell it’s an upscale and not originally shot using HDR capability. I think it’s still worth owning in this format and goes on sale pretty often here at Best Buy.
The only real issue I had was with redeeming the digital copy. Lions Gate films digital redemption site is really bad and the code included didn’t work properly. They acknowledged this when I sent a support message but required a lot of work on my end to prove purchase before they would issue a new code. After about a dozen emails back and forth and sending as many images of the UPC, discs, and package they finally gave me a working code for VUDU, that was for a HD digital copy, and not the 4K HDR digital copy. That’s NOT the fault of Best Buy as the code was not expired when purchased and was issued by Lions Gate. It’s an issue with any of that studio’s movies right now and their sub par customer service.
Sci-Fi movie that has a romantic influence. There is a moral justice theme that drives the plot. Who are we as individuals? The choices we make determine our moral compass. The leads do a great job. The supporting cast play a major role in the development of the story.
Valerian & the City of a 1000 Planets Dolby Vision
Owned for 1 week when reviewed.
Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets - 4K -Dolby Vision
The HDR is Dolby Vision. The picture is amazing. The opening scene is beautiful. I bought the movie for a few reasons. New 4K OLED TV with Dolby Vision and I wanted to test Dolby Vision out. I bought a 4k player with Dolby Vision and realized afterward that a lot of 4K / UBD movies don't use Dolby Vision. That said, Dolby Vision is just as good as HDR10. The sound is better. Dolby Vision sound set at 29 and HRD10 was at 39. Second, I'm a fan of Luc Besson films and never seen this movie. I recommend this movie if you are a fan.
One of My Favorite Movies!! I recently purchased a New Samsung Q90T 65" (2020) Q-LED TV and matching Q950T Samsung Soundbar and 4K UHD Blu-ray Player and wanted to purchase a few really good 4K UHD Movies to show off the picture and ATMOS surround audio. This DVD does not disappoint. Great movie with plenty of action scenes with very good Surround sound. And I got it on sale! Better than going to the Movies, especially now since COVID-19. If you love Star-Trek and Guardians of the Galaxy, you will Love this Movie!!
The film is good; not outstanding but, definitely watchable. I like Luc's work generally, especially Lucy but, this is more of a flashback to his Fifth Element which I was never particularly impressed with other than again, the visuals. The acting is good and the characters are not cardboard cutouts. If you like science fiction, this is a pretty enjoyable exercise in that genre. Don't expect to have your mind blown particularly. I think more than anyone, teenagers who are into science fiction may be the most appreciative group of this film. It does have a semi sexual element to it, especially in the "Strip Club" scene; it's not obscene or graphic but, it does convey an edge of the adult nature of such places. I give it 4 stars out of five but, I haven't kept it in my cinephile's collection.
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