Saturday, March 9, 2024

4K Digital Review: Poor Things


Yorgos Lanthimos is known for making strange and quirky films and Poor Things is no exception. We meet Bella Baxter (Emma Stone), an adult who has been given the brain of a child. She was brought back to life by scientist Godwin Baxter (Willem Dafoe) who keeps her confined to his home. When Bella meets lawyer Duncan (Mark Ruffalo), she runs away with him to experience the world. 

Things happen to Bella, both spiritually as well as physically. The film dares you to expect the unexpected. The film will not be for everyone, so you will have to have a good mindset when watching it. Lanthimos always gets the most of his actors. Poor Things is definitely a film that will stay with you long after the credits roll.  

Video Quality:

The video quality is not bursting with color but it is shot that way. The first half of the film is shot in black and white, but everything is sharp and vivid. Flesh tones, while washed out, still has amazing detail. You will not be disappointed in the video quality. 

Audio Quality:

The DTS HD Master Audio Mix is good. Just as the director doesn't try to go overboard on the colors in his films, the audio isn't over the top as well. Vocals are crisp and clean, surrounds are used at a minimum as the front channels handle most of the audio mix. A solid effort but not very memorable. 

Bonus Features:


  • Possessing Beauty - The Making of Poor Things. Join Yorgos Lanthimos, Emma Stone, cast and crew in the making of this fantastical film. Explore the costumes, makeup and prosthetics in detail. Take a tour with Willem Dafoe and see how Godwin and Bella’s home mirrors and accommodates them both.

Deleted Things

  • Brothel Doctor
  • Alfie’s Chapter
  • Bella’s Notebook


Poor Things is a quirky, odd film. If you are a fan of the movies of Yorgos Lanthimos then you will be a fan of this one as well. Definitely a film that isn't for everyone, for if it is for you then you will be well rewarded. 

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