A new, technologically superior, nuclear Soviet sub is headed for the east coast of the United States, under the command of Captain Marko Ramius (Connery). The US government thinks Ramius has gone rogue and is willing to start a war, but one CIA analyst (Baldwin) thinks he knows Ramius well enough to guess that his real plan is to defect. He has only a few hours to prove his theory because the entire Russian navy and Air Command are out to destroy Ramius. The hunt is on!
1990 (2018), 2160p, Dolby True HD 5.1, Dolby Vision HDR, Rated PG, 2 hours and 15 minutes,
2.35:1 Aspect Ratio
Starring: Alec Baldwin, Sean Connery, Scott Glenn, James Earl Jones and Sam Neil
Directed By: John McTiernan
This is my favorite film of the Jack Ryan series by Tom Clancy. Baldwin plays Ryan with savvy skill, yet also reveals his vulnerable side as an analyst that is not a field operative and is fully aware that if his hunches are wrong, the whole world could pay for that mistake. The movie seems very plausible and the intensity slowly builds to and explosive (literally) conclusion. Connery is just perfect as Ramius, an old school Russian naval commander that has to out wit his countrymen while hoping the Americans don’t blow him out of the water. The story is fast paced and keeps you spell bound to the very end. I promise that you will be gulping for air by the end. Recommended!
Re-mastered from the original print, this is about as good as we are going to get for this movie. Most shots are razor sharp with lots of details, but some scenes are bit too murky with some thick film grain. The HDR and WCG really bring out the submarine’s interior and lights. Skin tones are accurate, and every bead of sweat can be seen on furrowed foreheads. The sound could have been given the Atmos treatment, but it still sounds stellar with surround sounds coming from throughout the subs interior. Explosion are nicely powerful and the underlining deep drone from the ship’s engines will test your subwoofer’s mettle.
A BD copy is included along with: Commentary from the director (UHD) and Beneath the Surface, cast and crew interviews and theatrical trailers on the BD version.