Tuesday, January 2, 2024

4K Digital Review: True Lies


Harry Tusker (Arnold Schwarzenegger) is a secret agent but has his wife Helen (Jamie Lee Curtis) convinced he is an ordinary computer salesman. Stuck in a marriage that has lost its spark, Helen meets a used car salesman (Bill Paxton) who tells her he is really a secret agent. This gives Helen some much needed excitement in her life. When Harry finds out, he decides to have some fun with the two of them, which leads to a real terrorist plot. 


True Lies has never looked so good! The 4K restoration is almost too good at times. Colors are bright, textures look crisp and clean, and skin tones looks realistic. The film looks as if it were shot yesterday. A wonderful restoration by Disney.


The Dolby Atmos audio mix is fantastic. Dialogue is crisp and clean through the front channel. Sound effects including the action pieces are immersive and surround you, bringing you into the action. Another great job by the folks at Disney.

Bonus Features:
  • Fear Is Not an Option: A Look Back at True Lies (43:28) – Unveil the explosive behind-the-scenes secrets of TRUE LIES with the cast and crew as they share untold tales of daring stunts, cutting-edge technology, and the comedic genius that brought this spy-thriller to life.
  • Archives: Script, Artwork, Marketing – Dive into the production secrets of True Lies with these exclusive behind-the-scenes documents and more.
    • Theatrical Trailer (2:17)
    • Original Script
    • Storyboards
    • Blueprints
    • Unit Photography
    • Location Photography
    • Poster Gallery

The 4K restorations looks stunning and the audio mix will make you think this is a newer James Cameron movie. The brand new documentary is fantastic. While I still wish there was an audio commentary, True Lies and it's 4K restoration deserves a place in your library.

True Lies is available on digital and will be available on 4K Ultra HD on March 12, 2024.

*The film was provided by Walt Disney Home Entertainment for the sole purpose of the review and the review is strictly my own opinion*

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