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An epic fantasy adventure, The Green Knight tells the story of Sir Gawain (Dev Patel),
King Arthur’s reckless and headstrong nephew, who embarks on a daring quest to confront the eponymous Green Knight, a gigantic emerald-skinned stranger and tester of men. Gawain contends with ghosts, giants, thieves, and schemers in what becomes a deeper journey to define his character and prove his worth in the eyes of his family and kingdom. – Official Synopsis via Lionsgate Films.

THE GREEN KNIGHT is written and directed by David Lowery. He directed THE OLD MAN & THE GUN and A GHOST STORY. This film is like experiencing the story in a surreal way with portions of sentences appearing on the screen to show a transition in scenes.

If I had to compare it to a film to get the idea of the aesthetic, it would be Either a Denis Villeneuve or Ari Aster. It is sure to have beautiful Visuals that help with the story rather than just to be pleasing. The makeup is lifelike with e the Green Knight looking like he was created by the Very forest where he is waiting.

Dev Patel as Sir Gawain
Alicia Vikander as Essel and the Lady
Joel Edgerton as the Lord
Sarita Choudhury as Morgan le Fay
Sean Harris as King Arthur
Ralph Ineson as the Green Knight
Barry Keoghan as the Scavenger
Erin Kellyman as Winifred
Kate Dickie as Queen Guinevere


The video is a 2160p HEVC that has been captured digitally. The images are sharp and are loaded with details. During Sir Gawain’s journey through the various terrains, foliage, and rock are clean on the transfer. Clothing has textures that make them look proper for the period. This goes for both the upscale people in the king’s court down to the tattered clothing of the commoners. Also, the texture of the actual Green Knight’s makeup looks like he is partially made out of wood. It starts by having Gawain on a throne with a focused beam of sunlight with solid contrasting and shadows. Only what the director and cinematographer want the viewer to see is clear. This is how the majority is shot and the Dolby Vision enhances the contrast. Darker scenes have strong, inky blacks the never drowned out anything in the shot. Greens are particularly beautiful in the forest scene. Coloring is also natural throughout and strong where it should be. Skin tones are warm and natural. This solidifies that the majority of Lionsgate Films releases are superb.


The audio is a Dolby Atmos mix with a lively mix. The film makes use of narration, voices in castles, echoing outdoor areas, and a score. The narration uses a wider sound that expands both horizontally and vertically. It is noticeably used in another scene to deliver a creepy message. The upper channels are constantly in use due to environments but inside the castle hall is one of the best. Other settings like the smaller, indoor buildings have a warm sound. LFEs are impressive during a few of the supernatural scenes and aren’t overdone. Voices are replicated and prioritized well.


-Boldest of Blood & Wildest of Heart: Making THE GREEN KNIGHT: This featurette is about 35 mins of information on the production and info on the creation of the film.

-Practitioners of Magic: Visual Effects: This shows how the effects were achieved with CGI and practical effects.

-Illuminating Technique: Title Design: This looks at the fonts used for the film and that they are completely fair game.

-Theatrical Trailer

Disc Details
2 Disc Set w/ 1 4k UHD and 1 Blu-ray
Digital Copy
Slipcover included with the initial release

Running Time
125 mins

Edition Ratings
Rated R

Region Coding
Region Free

4k UHD
Video Resolution
2160p HEVC H.265
HDR: Dolby Vision & HDR10
Aspect ratio: 1.85:1

Audio Mixes
English Dolby Atmos
English Dolby TrueHD 7.1

English SDH

Video Resolution
1080p AVC MPEG-4
Aspect ratio: 1.85:1

Audio Mixes
English Dolby Atmos
English Dolby TrueHD 7.1

English SDH


THE GREEN KNIGHT does an amazing job at reinventing what this genre could be. It has supernatural and fantasy elements without overdoing it. The story is well written and the casting is spot-on with the look as well as personalities you want in these specific roles. The release itself is reference quality in both the audio and video. The extras are also excellent. This is a film that I highly recommend picking up and enjoying in a home theater.

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