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We do things a little differently here than you may be used to, so here is a quick tutorial of how our Blu-ray scorecards work.

Most review sites use a 1-5 star scoring system when reviewing Blu-ray releases. Due to the amount of detail contained in a review scorecard, we had to re-think the way to display our review ratings. Gone is the standardized “star” rating structure, replaced with a simple + or -.

So how do these + and - relate to the old-school star ratings? In our world, a + would be the equivalent to a 4 or 5 rating while a - would equate to a 1, 2 or 3 rating. So if a disc gets a + rating in one of the categories, you know it is top quality.

These +’s and -’s are then weighted (35% film, 25% audio, 25% video, 15% extras) to create an overall verdict of the disc, back in the common five-star rating system... it is quite a science.

Here are the terms used in our Blu-ray scorecard so you can get a better understanding of what each of our ratings mean...

Film

  • plot (story, flow)
  • acting (dialogue/believability)
  • sound (score/soundtrack/sound mixing)
  • visuals (special effects/costumes/set design/vibrancy/cinematography)
  • entertainment value (replay value, watchability)

Audio

  • fidelity (degree of accuracy with which sound is recorded or reproduced)
  • dynamic range (difference between the max level of distortion-free signal and the minimum limit)
  • dialogue (clarity and placement of voice activity)
  • bass (LFE) (low in pitch; of the lowest pitch or range)
  • soundstage (surround activity, sound movement through the different channels)

Video

  • transfer (lack of digital artifacts/noise/edge enhancements/compression artifacts)
  • image depth (dimension, 3D feel)
  • sharpness (lack of film grain, clarity of image, image detail)
  • color levels (color accuracy, vibrancy)
  • contrast (accurate deep black levels, range of brightness between the darkest/lightest elements)

Extras

We have taken a very simplified approach to the this section by informing which extras add value to a release and which are not worth your time. We have listed the most commonly valuable extras found on Blu-ray releases - featurettes, commentaries, deleted scenes (including outtakes and alternate endings), documentaries & digital extras (digital copy, bonus view, bd-live) - and if the extra is worth watching you will see a +, if the disc does not contain the extra or it is not worth watching you will see a -.

We are really changing the game here, so this new review format may take some getting used to... but I am sure you will come to realize that this new game is the way it should be played.

Oceans 8 | reviewed by: William O'Donnell | January 19, 2022
  plot acting sound visuals entertainment value
film
  fidelity dynamic range dialogue bass soundstage
audio
  transfer image depth sharpness color levels contrast
video
  featurettes commentaries deleted scenes documentaries digital extras
extras
verdict
Decently presented though some of the colours seem a pinch off from where they outta be in HD.
genre Comedy | Crime
synopsis Debbie Ocean, a criminal mastermind, gathers a crew of female thieves to pull off the heist of the century at New York's annual Met Gala.
lead actors Cate Blanchett | Sandra Bullock | Anne Hathaway | Sarah Paulson | Awkwafina | Mindy Kaling | Helena Bonham Carter | Rihanna | Dakota Fanning | Midori Francis | Steven Hauck | Elliott Gould | Daniella Rabbani | Richard Armitage | Katherine Hozier-Adams | Freddy J. Davila | Francesca Calo | Gemma Forbes | Katie Holmes | Charlotte Kirk | Deidre Goodwin | Sas Goldberg | Linda Atkinson | Griffin Dunne | David Gibson | Whitney White | Craig Waletzko | Brian J. Carter | Naheed Khan | Alexandre De Betak | Will Stephen | Timothy Woods | Talia Cuomo | Charles Prendergast | Richard Robichaux | Alexander Blaise | Asher Bailey | Brian Anthony Wilson | Damian Young | Gideon Glick | James Hindman | Eaddy Kiernan | David Little | Liana Wright-Mark | Christopher Batyr | Clark Carmichael | Nancy Lemenager | Bianca LaVerne Jones | McNally Sagal | Caitlin Mehner | James Biberi | Migs Govea | Nathanya Alexander | Natasha Harper | Shannon Freyer | Grant Hyun | Tatiana Spottiswoode | Edward Barsamian | Whit Anderson | Conor Donovan | Michael Gandolfini | Jimmy Kieffer | Kevin Brown | James Corden | Marlo Thomas | Dana Ivey | Mary Louise Wilson | Elizabeth Ashley | Simon Feil | Suzanne Jaehne | Doug Yasuda | Robert G. McKay | Soraya Butler | Jill Marie Lawrence | Daniel May Wong | Waris Ahluwalia | Lily Aldridge | Dennis Basso | Derek Blasberg | Andrew Bolton | Hamish Bowles | Leon Bridges | Cindy Bruna | Common | Desiigner | Anna Ewers | Tonne Goodman | Adriana Lima | Wes Gordon | Prabal Gurung | Matt Harvey | Dee Hilfiger | Tommy Hilfiger | Aerin Lauder | Nick Mangold | John McEnroe | Wendi Murdoch | Olivia Munn | Kimberly Pauley | Rainey Qualley | Jaime King | Anna Wintour | Amy Robach | Hailey Bieber | Sofia Sanchez de Betak | Maria Sharapova | Jonathan Simkhai | Alexander Wang | Wen Liu | Sofia Richie | Serena Williams | Cameron Winklevoss | Tyler Winklevoss | Kendall Jenner | Gigi Hadid | Georgia Witkin | Jason Wu | Kim Kardashian West | Kylie Jenner | Zac Posen | Shaobo Qin | Griffin Newman | Heidi Klum | Lauren Santo Domingo | Nina Cuso
director Gary Ross