It feels like Crawl just came out on Blu-Ray but that was 2019, already three years ago. The 4K UHD is a highly anticipated upgrade. Sorry I’m a bit late with this but it’s still before Halloween weekend.
Crawl is a tight thrill ride but never expected it to be demo disc for the high dynamic range of 4k. When Haley (Kaya Scodelario) is outside in the storm, her red truck and the green jerseys of the traffic directors pop in the overcast downpour. You see all the detail of her wet dog too.
With the power out, shadows are really effective as Haley explores her father’s house. Then that whole crawl space is just degrees of blackness in HDR. The CGI gator holds up in 4K as light bounces off its scales.
Crawl has enveloping surround sound, too. The rain outside is subtle but not overwhelming. Thunder claps in the rear, and there’s lots of rear clanking when she’s looking for her father (Barry Pepper). The dog barks in the corners and when they’re separated, Pepper calls to Hayely from different parts of the house. When the flood rises, the gators underwater swirl around you.
The Crawl 4K UHD includes all the extras from Blu-ray too so it’s an easy upgrade.