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DARKEST HOUR Blu-ray Review

Darkest Hour Blu-ray

The Movie


As Hitler’s Forces storm across the European landscape and close in on the United Kingdom, Winston Churchill (Oldman) is elected the new Prime Minister.  With his party questioning his every move, and King George VI (Mendelsohn) skeptical of his new political leader, it is up to Churchill to lead his nation and protect them from the most dangerous threat ever seen.

Directed By: Joe Wright

Written By: Anthony McCarten

Starring: Gary Oldman (Winston Churchill), Kristin Scott Thomas (Clemmie), Ben Mendelsohn (King George VI), Lily James (Elizabeth Layton), Ronald Pickup (Neville Chamberlain), Stephen Dillane (Viscount Halifax), Nicholas Jones (Sir John Simon), Samuel West (Sir Anthony Eden), David Schofield (Clement Atlee), Richard Lumsden (General Ismay), Malcolm Storry (General Ironside), and more.

Genre: Biography, Drama, & History

Rating: PG-13

Runtime: 2 hours 5 minutes

Blu-ray Details


  • English: Dolby Atmos
  • English: Dolby TrueHD 7.1 (48kHz, 24-bit)
  • French (Canada): Dolby Digital 5.1
  • Spanish: Dolby Digital Plus 7.1


  • Codec: MPEG-4 AVC
  • Resolution: 1080p
  • Aspect ratio: 1.85:1
  • Original aspect ratio: 1.85:1
  • Subtitles: English SDH, French, & Spanish

Special Features

  • Into Darkest Hour
  • Gary Oldman: Becoming Churchill
  • Feature Commentary with Director Joe Wright

My Thoughts

I give the Darkest Hour Blu-ray a B+.

First thought while watching this Blu-ray?  Gary Oldman is incredible!

It was cool seeing the man I have heard so much about in History class brought to life.  Gary Oldman did such an excellent portrayal of Winston Churchill. He is so on point with his portrayal in this film as with many that he has done in the past, that I don’t recognize him.  I see his name in the credits and think “That was him?!?” Any role that Oldman does he seems to transform himself into that character and this film was no different.

If you are a fan of history, period, or war films, you definitely don’t want to miss this one!

Catch Darkest Hour out on Blu-ray, Digital & DVD February 27, 2018!