Along with the 4K release of J.K. Rowling's "Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Then," WARNER BROS is also beginning to release the entire Harry Potter series in 4K, beginning with the last 4 titles from the series.
"Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix" has been up-converted from its original 2K DI. The HDR provides an immediately discernible improvement in detail quality when compared to its blu-ray counterpart. Whether it's a close-up, or long-shot, detail is flawless! Colors are actually a tad more restrained in comparison to the blu-ray, serving to enhance the dark mood of the film, without any loss in quality.
Fans of Potter will appreciate the modest, but still definite improvement in image quality of this new 4K presentation.
WARNER BROS has also upgraded the previous 5.1 mix to DTS:X and DTS-HD MA 7.1 for this release. While the previous mix options were outstanding, this new mix feels revelatory! Virtually every scene feels more immersive! Every movement, whether subtle or during a chase-scene, offers a multitude of stirring effects certain to enthrall every audience with its dynamic impact. Music, effects and dialogue are flawlessly balanced. This is a demonstration quality presentation. Invite the neighbors or they'll be knocking on the front door to know what amusement ride is in your home.
WARNER BROS has also provided the 2 blu-rays from the Ultimate Edition release of this film and a UHD Digital code. As of this time, VUDU is not yet offering the release in UHD, so time will tell if this code will port in its full potential. Until then, one should probably hold off on processing the code.