John Carpenter’s 1983, boy and his car tale, has arrived on 4k UHD Blu-ray mit HDR via Sony (Columbia).
I’ve always loved the opening sequence, as a dozen or so guys build ’58 Plymouth Furys, somewhere on a Chrysler assembly line.
How they so perfectly reproduced that production facility has always been a mystery.
As films based upon Stephen King tomes goes, I consider it mid-level.
Certain not great, but also definitely not bad.
The new 4k Blu-ray is interesting, as while it’s totally film-like, it appears to have a bit of a heavy-handed application of HDR. Shadow detail, at least on my set-up, is lacking in any nuance. Mid-range blacks are plugged.
But this seems to be an endemic problem with HDR in projection. We’re just not ready for it.
A decent little film, although I’m not certain that it’s 4k fodder.
Audio, re-mixed to Atmos level, is lovely.
Image – 5
Audio – 5 (Dolby Atmos)
Pass / Fail – Pass
Upgrade from Blu-ray – Absolutely!
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