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post #6551 of 6585

Not only is the book selling like crazy right now, but Screen Archives Entertainment has 1984 on blu.  One of those only 3000 copy runs.

 

http://www1.screenarchives.com/title_detail.cfm/ID/30548/NINETEEN-EIGHTY-FOUR-1984/

post #6552 of 6585
Does anyone have any information on this...

..specific release? I've searched and googled all of the places and ways I know how and it's hard to find out exact specs on it. I THINK it might be a Korean release. I just need to know if it's Region A compatible and has English subtitles. Honestly, from what I HAVE found...I think it is and does....but I'm just not certain enough to pull the trigger. Those are the only two requirements. Anyone with any concrete info would be much appreciated..
post #6553 of 6585

What's different with that release vs other releases?

 

Love that movie.  David Lee Roth vs werewolves....how can you go wrong?

post #6554 of 6585
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Originally Posted by Fraid uh noman View Post

Does anyone have any information on this...

..specific release? I've searched and googled all of the places and ways I know how and it's hard to find out exact specs on it. I THINK it might be a Korean release. I just need to know if it's Region A compatible and has English subtitles. Honestly, from what I HAVE found...I think it is and does....but I'm just not certain enough to pull the trigger. Those are the only two requirements. Anyone with any concrete info would be much appreciated..

I can't locate anything about that. All the good Brotherhood of the Wolf releases with the director's cut is region B.......you really need to become region free. Your life will be so much better. That is of course if you measure life that way and not like say having a family or something stupid like that.

post #6555 of 6585
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Originally Posted by Judas Booth View Post

What's different with that release vs other releases?

Love that movie.  David Lee Roth vs werewolves....how can you go wrong?
A perfect storm of Region A, English subs, price and availability.

If the first two points are legit, anyways..
post #6556 of 6585

May Criterions announced:

 

- Ghost World

- Welles' Othello

- Martin Scorsese's World Cinema Project Vol. 2

- Good Morning

- Dheepan

post #6557 of 6585

I'm starting to really lose hope that 4k Blu-Ray will ever have a decent library.  

post #6558 of 6585

I'm honestly not keeping up, have they already been producing 4k blu rays and players??

 

Edit: Ah, been looking them up. UltraHD Players going for 500 bucks. Jesus. Guess it makes sense, though. 

post #6559 of 6585
I didn't even know it required a totally new player..
post #6560 of 6585
I'm sure it looks amazing on a 4KTV, I'll never know.
post #6561 of 6585
The Xbox One Slim plays UHDs, and it is pretty regularly on sale for $250.

As for the disc selection, it is fine if you want mew releases - which are the films that benefit the most, anyway. The increased resolution is nice, but it is HDR that makes the biggest difference. Most current films are being graded for HDR by the filmmakers, which is the ideal situation. Studios have done an ok job with some catalog titles, but they will fuck some up, undoubtedly.

That being said, 70 mm stuff would look great on UHD. Apparently Bridge on the River Kwai should be released by the end of the year (or at least is rumored to be), so that shouls look fantastic.
post #6562 of 6585
What's HDR?

Asking for a Fraid.
post #6563 of 6585

My eyes are too old to properly appreciate 4K. Saves me money.

post #6564 of 6585
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What's HDR?

Asking for a Fraid.

It allows the screen to display a larger range of colors, but the film has to be graded for those colors. Most big films released the last couple years have been getting these grades for theatrical exhibition and/or future distribution for home video and streaming. Even Disney, who has yet to release a 4k disc or streaming title, has been saving HDR 4k transfers for most of their big films since Cinderella in 2015 (though Marvel didn't start until Civil War).

The problem is catalog films have to be re-graded to take advantage of HDR. Without HDR, the 4k difference isn't that noticable. Some people were irritated with the HDR transfer for Goodfellas, but I thought it looked good, and I think Marty approved it when they made the 4k transfer a couple years ago. Some studio will unquestionably fuck up some movie, though.
post #6565 of 6585
Interesting.
post #6566 of 6585
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May Criterions announced:

- Ghost World
- Welles' Othello
- Martin Scorsese's World Cinema Project Vol. 2
- Good Morning
- Dheepan
OTHELLO! Yessss
post #6567 of 6585
HDR makes more of a difference than 1080p to 4k. It's stunning.
post #6568 of 6585
Yeah, unless you are sitting 6 inches from your tv or have a 100 inch screen, the resolution difference isn't that notable. You will notice it if you are looking for it, but it isn't immediately apparent; the impact of HDR is.
post #6569 of 6585
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Yeah, unless you are sitting 6 inches from your tv or have a 100 inch screen, the resolution difference isn't that notable. You will notice it if you are looking for it, but it isn't immediately apparent; the impact of HDR is.


Here's a quick and handy chart to know whether the difference between 4k and 1080p is generally visible to the human eye.

 

 

Then again, at this point, unless it's a very small bedroom or a tiny smoking room who has a TV smaller than 65 inches in their home? 

post #6570 of 6585

Promo code BIGTHANKS gets you $8.62 off an order of $50 or more on Amazon today. Exceptions are digital content, video games, and gift cards. More fine print on the Amazon front page.

post #6571 of 6585
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Here's a quick and handy chart to know whether the difference between 4k and 1080p is generally visible to the human eye.

 

 

Then again, at this point, unless it's a very small bedroom or a tiny smoking room who has a TV smaller than 65 inches in their home? 

 

We only have one tv and it's a 42 inch from ~8 years ago that's doing fine as our primary tv in our living room.  We might buy a bigger one this year but it's not critical.

post #6572 of 6585
Thread Starter 
As someone that has a really kickass 4K HDTV with HDR, you will notice HDR, 4K less so.

Actually a lot of blu-rays look better scaled up with a filmy look.

Btw, I never got around to saying this: Star Wars Episode III is a new demo disk.
post #6573 of 6585
I have a 27" TV. It weighs more than your 65 inchers.
post #6574 of 6585
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Originally Posted by Kyle Reese View Post
 

Promo code BIGTHANKS gets you $8.62 off an order of $50 or more on Amazon today. Exceptions are digital content, video games, and gift cards. More fine print on the Amazon front page.

I got two criterions with it!

post #6575 of 6585
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I got two criterions with it!

OOOO WHICH ONES?

I thought about getting Asphalt Jungle and another one, but my bank account reminded me that now is not a good time.

post #6576 of 6585

Mulholland Drive and Boyhood

 

Boyhood looked like it had some really nice features.

post #6577 of 6585
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Originally Posted by mcnooj82 View Post
 

Mulholland Drive and Boyhood

 

Boyhood looked like it had some really nice features.

 

Boyhood may have better features, but Mulholland Drive has some plot-heavy scenes you will watch over and over again.

 

Hue hue hue

post #6578 of 6585

A lot of Ghibli blu's at Best Buy are about 13 bucks now.  It's mostly the Miyazaki ones.  The non-Miyazaki Ghibli blus are still around 20-30 bucks for the most part. 

post #6579 of 6585
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Originally Posted by Overlord View Post
 

 

Boyhood may have better features, but Mulholland Drive has some plot-heavy scenes you will watch over and over again.

 

Hue hue hue

yes I've already seen Mulholland Drive!

post #6580 of 6585
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Originally Posted by mcnooj82 View Post
 

Mulholland Drive and Boyhood

 

Boyhood looked like it had some really nice features.

 

I was gonna guess The Rock and Armageddon, but those are good too.

post #6581 of 6585
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Originally Posted by SAIRUS View Post

As someone that has a really kickass 4K HDTV with HDR, you will notice HDR, 4K less so.

Actually a lot of blu-rays look better scaled up with a filmy look.

Btw, I never got around to saying this: Star Wars Episode III is a new demo disk.

My only concern with the advent of HDR/4K is what it will mean for blu-ray... Thing I really hated most about the advent of blu/hd-dvd was that studios started to intentionally release dvds with subpar picture quality just so that they could widen the gap between DVD and blu-ray visually. It was incredibly shitty of them, especially once they started making special features exclusive to blu. I better not see something like that happen to blu, but I'm scared it may happen.
post #6582 of 6585

50% off flash sale at Criterion for the next 24 hours. Promo code: LOVE. 

post #6583 of 6585

Just got that email myself.

post #6584 of 6585

June Criterion Blu-Rays announced:

- Straw Dogs
- Ugetsu

- They Live By Night

- The Marseilles Trilogy

 

post #6585 of 6585
The Lodger is also being released in June by Criterion.
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