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Jack Ryan Collection

Tom Clancy’s iconic character makes his way to 4K in this five film collection.

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Tom Clancy’s iconic CIA analyst Jack Ryan has had his fair share of adventures for decades now, and has more to come when John Krasinski takes the role in Amazon’s new series coming soon. Just in time to celebrate this new show, Paramount has gathered all five of Jack’s escapades on the big screen to come home in 4K in the Jack Ryan Collection. If you’re a fan or just want to see what all of the fuss is about, you’ll want to go undercover with this set.

This collection includes 1990’s The Hunt For Red October that started the film series with Alec Baldwin as Jack Ryan and a great performance by Sean Connery as the sub’s Captain Ramius. It wasn’t until the always awesome Harrison Ford took the role that people really started paying attention to the character in 1992’s Patriot Games and 1994’s Clear and Present Danger, two of the best entries in the series. 2002’s The Sum of All Fears with Ben Affleck taking over was pretty good, and I personally enjoyed 2014’s Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit with Chris Pine despite being disliked by most.

All of these films have been given the 4K treatment that looks great for the most part, but sadly brings up a lot of grain in the first few films. At least the audio is perfect as the Dolby HD sound will blow you away whenever the action intensifies. A cool feature of this collection is that not only do you get the 4K UHD Blu-ray of each film, but the standard Blu-ray disc and digital copy for each of them as well.

Each movie also has its own set of special features that range from audio commentaries, to behind the scenes featurettes and original trailers. Some of the films have more extras than others (namely the last two), but the real special features are the movies themselves as each one has its own unique brand of suspense and political intrigue that’s sure to keep you glued to your seat.

If you love the Tom Clancy character or have always wanted to see what made these movies so popular, you’ll want to analyze the Jack Ryan Collection as soon as possible. The films look and sound as great as they can, and they’re filled with more intrigue and suspense than you can throw an expensive suit at.

About the Author: Chris Mitchell