MAMMA MIA! HERE WE GO AGAIN 4k Ultra HD Review

MAMMA MIA! HERE WE GO AGAIN 4k Ultra HD Review
  • The Movie
  • The Video
  • The Audio
  • The Supplements
4.3

After her mother Donna passed a year earlier, Sophie Sheridan is working hard for the grand re-opening of her mother’s hotel. This is affecting her relationship with her husband,Sky, who isn’t even there with her. On top of that, two of her fathers can’t make the opening and that is bothering her. Looking back at Donna’s life, she graduated from Oxford’s new College with her two best friends Rosie and Tanya. Through songs and exotic travel spots, you get to see her life before things changed.

MAMMA MIA! HERE WE GO AGAIN is written / directed by Ol Parker and this is his third feature film. The music is all based on the ABBA songs like the first movie but this one does a lot of time swapping with the present and the past. Lily James plays young Young Donna and she has that “free spirit” that resonates with the character that Meryl Streep played. There are plenty of returning characters and new ones for people to enjoy.
 
Cast
Amanda Seyfried as Sophie Sheridan, Donna’s 25-year-old daughter
Meryl Streep as Donna Sheridan-Carmichael, Sophie’s late mother
Lily James as Young Donna, founder of Donna and the Dynamos
Christine Baranski as Tanya Chesham-Leigh, one of Donna’s best friends
Jessica Keenan Wynn as Young Tanya
Julie Walters as Rosie Mulligan, one of Donna’s best friends
Alexa Davies as Young Rosie
Pierce Brosnan as Sam Carmichael, an architect, Sophie’s possible father
Jeremy Irvine as Young Sam
Colin Firth as Harry Bright, Sophie’s possible father
Hugh Skinner as Young Harry
Stellan Skarsgård as Bill Anderson, Sophie’s possible father
Josh Dylan as Young Bill
Dominic Cooper as Sky, Sophie’s husband
Cher as Ruby Sheridan, Donna’s mother
Andy García as Fernando Cienfuegos


 

VIDEO QUALITY:

4k UHD
The video is a 2160p HEVC presentation that has a bright transfer. The whole movie looks like this with brilliant colors and beautiful skin tones. The views of the coast and the wide shots look amazing. Greens are lush but the blues in the movie are superb. The details are on point and can be seen in textures and clothing patterns with clarity. One issue is that the resolution is so good that the green-screened effects look artificial.

AUDIO QUALITY:

4k UHD
The audio is a Dolby Atmos mix that defaults to a Dolby TrueHD 7.1 depending on your setup. To me, the 7.1 feels fuller that the new Atmos track. I know there are more channels and the Atmos has the overhead push but I really found the TrueHD nicer. The effects and voices have a clean sound but where the mix shines is in the music. The instruments and voices create a strong sound field. The LFEs are powerful and show off the various instruments in the band.


 

SUPPLEMENTS & PACKAGING

-Audio Commentary: With Director/Screenplay Writer Ol Parker

-Audio Commentary: With Producer Judy Craymer

-High Jinks

-Enhanced Sing-Alongs:
Thank You for the Music
When I Kissed the Teacher
One of Us; Waterloo
S.O.S.
Why Did it Have to Be Me?
I Have a Dream; Kisses of Fire
Andante, Andante
The Name of the Game
Knowing Me, Knowing You
Mamma Mia
Angel Eyes
Dancing Queen
I’ve Been Waiting for You
Fernando
My Love, My Life
Super Trouper

-The Story

-MAMMA MIA! Reunited

-Playing Donna

-Sophie’s Story

-Meeting Cher

-Costumes and the Dynamos

-Choreographing Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again

-Cast Meets Cast:
Includes Tanya Meets Tanya and Rosie Meets Rosie

-Curtain Call

-Dancing Queen: Anatomy of a Scene

-Cast Chats:
Includes Dynamo Chit-Chat and Dad Chat

-Performing for Legends

-Class of ’79

-TODAY Interview with Cher & Judy Craymer

-Deleted/Extended Songs and Scenes
With an optional commentary by Director/Screenplay Writer Ol Parker
 
Disc Details
2-Disc Set w/ 1 4k UHD and 1 Blu-ray
Digital Copy
 
Running Time
114 mins
 
Edition Ratings
Rated PG-13
 
Region Coding
Region Free
 
4k UHD
Video Resolution
2160p HEVC H.265
HDR: Dolby Vision & HDR10
Aspect ratio: 2.40:1
 
Audio Mixes
English Dolby Atmos
English Dolby TrueHD 7.1
Spanish Dolby Digital Plus 7.1
French Dolby Digital Plus 7.1
 
Subtitles
English SDH
French
Spanish
 
Blu-ray
Video Resolution
1080p AVC MPEG-4
Aspect ratio: 2.40:1

Audio Mixes
English Dolby Atmos
English Dolby TrueHD 7.1
Spanish Dolby Digital Plus 7.1
French Dolby Digital Plus 7.1
 
Subtitles
English SDH
French
Spanish
 

THE BOTTOM LINE:

MAMMA MIA! HERE WE GO AGAIN has plenty of the music and feel from the first movie. I’m a fan of Lily James so seeing her play Donna is easy to visualize. She has a really good voice too so that helps when doing a musical. The video has an incredible clear transfer and the audio is astounding. There are plenty of extras included on the release so the fans will have plenty of content to go over. I highly recommend this for the people who love the series and this movie in particular.

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MEDIA JOURNALIST/ REVIEWER/STAFF WRITER | Michael is a fanatic about all cinema old and new. He collects anything from 1:6 Scale Collectibles and vinyl collectibles to movies and Steelbooks. He loves pop culture, writing, reviewing films & collectibles, and journalism. An avid Batman, The Joker and anything comics junkie, he will also chat it up about pretty much anything. Go ahead and ask...