A few words about…™ Casino — in 4k UHD Blu-ray

Universal's new 4k hits the limits of the software, in that nothing could be better. 4 Stars

An exceedingly short few words.

Casino is a modern epic film, that beautifully stands the test of time.

Universal’s new 4k hits the limits of the software, in that nothing could be better.

The new release is magnificent on all levels.

Kudos to Universal!

Image – 5 (HDR10)

Audio – 5 (DTS X)

Pass / Fail – Pass

Highly Recommended

RAH

Published by

Robert Harris

editor,member

18 Comments

  1. atcolomb

    ,,, and currently at a good price I will buy it.

    I was holding off after seeing how the price on another Universal title Field of Dreams dropped fairly quickly. Just a week after release Best Buy already has the Casino steelbook on sale for $17.99, 2 bucks cheaper than the regular edition. I pick my copy up tomorrow.

  2. I'm not surprised that the UHD looks the biz, I viewed the Blu-ray a few weeks ago (it's been a few years since I last saw it), & I thought it looked brilliant. One fix, which they wouldn't do (& quite right too) is DeNiro in the car at the start, & as it blows up (& they obviously replace DeNiro with a mannequin), the mannequin replacement is just a bit more forward than DeNiro was, & so it jumps on the cut.

  3. Billy Batson

    I'm not surprised that the UHD looks the biz, I viewed the Blu-ray a few weeks ago (it's been a few years since I last saw it), & I thought it looked brilliant. One fix, which they wouldn't do (& quite right too) is DeNiro in the car at the start, & as it blows up (& they obviously replace DeNiro with a mannequin), the mannequin replacement is just a bit more forward than DeNiro was, & so it jumps on the cut.

    Cannot believe that Mr. De Niro refused to do the stunt.

  4. Robert Harris

    Cannot believe that Mr. De Niro refused to do the stunt.

    "One shot is what it's all about…I don't like surprises" – "The Deer Hunter"

    As for myself, I'm not bothered by the mannequin at all.
    I liken this stylish opening as an homage to Saul Bass and "Vertigo"

  5. PMF
    "You have to think about one shot, Nick. One shot is what it's all about.
    I try to tell people that – they don't listen."
    – The Deer Hunter

    As for myself, I'm not bothered by the mannequin at all.
    I liken this stylish opening as an homage to Saul Bass and "Vertigo"

    The title sequence was designed by Saul Bass.

  6. Paul Rossen

    The title sequence was designed by Saul Bass.

    That's hilarious. His very work is so darned indelible that the opening images detoured mine eyes from ever taking in the fact that his own name was there upon the credits; or was it some sort of subliminal thing, all along?
    Either way, Mr. Bass and his collective works are that of cinematic genius.:thumbs-up-smiley:

  7. PMF

    That's hilarious. His very work is so damned indelible that the opening images detoured mine eyes from ever taking in the fact that his own name upon the credits; or was it some sort of subliminal thing, all along?
    Either way, Mr. Bass and his collective works are that of cinematic genius.:thumbs-up-smiley:

    So much better than the work of Ernest T. Bass 😉 …

  8. Billy Batson

    One fix, which they wouldn't do (& quite right too) is DeNiro in the car at the start, & as it blows up (& they obviously replace DeNiro with a mannequin), the mannequin replacement is just a bit more forward than DeNiro was, & so it jumps on the cut.

    Never got to this film over the years. Was looking forward to this 4K disc. Thanks for the spoiler alert!

  9. Michael Osadciw

    Never got to this film over the years. Was looking forward to this 4K disc. Thanks for the spoiler alert!

    Hopefully, you already know how King of Kings turns out.;)

    Meanwhile, on other topics, I would say that the works of DP Robert Richardson are leading the pack when it comes to physical media content available on 4K/UHD; such as A Few Good Men, The Doors and, now, Casino. Hope to see more.:thumbs-up-smiley:

  10. For whatever reasons, this UHD release sneaked in under my radar. Even after noticing, I wasn't supercharged, despite being a huge fan of the film. Perhaps I had associations, right or wrong, from a few less than stellar reviews of the 'Goodfellas' UHD (which I still don't own, and haven't watched). But at the price offered by Amazon for 'Casino', and a couple of stellar reviews later, I pulled the trigger. Let me tell you: this is one stunning 4K disc. One of the best catalogue examples I've seen so far. Couldn't be happier.

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