Does the film need the 4k treatment? Don't know. It's certainly a bit sharper under examination.
A hugely popular film upon release in 1996, Columbia has released Cameron Crowe’s Jerry Maguire in a special 24th Anniversary 4k UHD presentation, as part of the Columbia Collection boxed set.

And it’s beautiful.

The film holds up wonderfully.

Color, densities, black levels (further supported by HDR) work nicely on a proper panel, but can’t cut in projection – at least with a Sony.

Grain structure in 4k might be annoying to some. I tend to love it.

Does the film need the 4k treatment? Don’t know. It’s certainly a bit sharper under examination.

The addition of Dolby Atmos adds a bit more aural aura.

Consider it one of the free discs in the Collection.

I do have one suggestion for those who package these discs, and it’s cropped up before. It would be greatly appreciated if the higher resolution disc might be packaged on the right hub, and the other on the left. In many cases, this is the case. But in others…

Which has led to be glaring at a disc, wondering why it looks wrong, only to check and find that it’s a DVD or standard issue Blu-ray.

In the case the 4k was on the left, but I had the technology to switch them.

Oh…

For those who may be unaware, this is a Tom Cruise film, aided and abetted by Renee Zellweger, and Cuba Gooding, Jr. took home the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor.

4k Image – 5 &#8211; OLED Panel<br />
4k Image &#8211; 4.5 &#8211; Projection

Audio – 5 (Dolby Atmos)

Pass / Fail – Pass

Upgrade from Blu-ray &#8211; Yes

Very Highly Recommended

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I also thinks there should be a reminder that the shiny side goes down in the player ... (unless it;'s a flipper disc (in which case prayer is needed so the disc may play!);)
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I do have one suggestion for those who package these discs, and it's cropped up before. It would be greatly appreciated if the higher resolution disc might be packaged on the right hub, and the other on the left. In many cases, this is the case. But in others...
I second that, this has happened to me more than once.

And it also caused me to watch the short version of For Whom The Bell Tolls when I wanted to watch the longer cut that was of course on the left hub.

So it would be nice to always have the premium offering or main attraction, whether this is an extended cut or a higher quality version, on the right.
 
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And for old double-sided DVDs, it would be good if there was a clearer indication of which side you're about to watch ... can't tell you how many times I've popped in the disc and found myself watching the Academy ratio version of The Pajama Game. It's a pretty good transfer so I can't usually be bothered extracting the disc and flipping it over.
 
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Consider it one of the free discs in the Collection.

I do have one suggestion for those who package these discs, and it's cropped up before. It would be greatly appreciated if the higher resolution disc might be packaged on the right hub, and the other on the left. In many cases, this is the case. But in others...

Which has led to be glaring at a disc, wondering why it looks wrong, only to check and find that it's a DVD or standard issue Blu-ray.

In the case the 4k was on the left, but I had the technology to switch them.
It actually kind of makes sense to have it on the left, since like a book, you start on the left and work your way right. The problem with this arrangement, though, is that any printed-sheet matter is put in the clips on the left hand side of the case, and therefore covers what is presumably one's go-to-first disc. So, yes, I also engage the built-in switching technology

(On a similar note, it annoys the crap out of me when a cover will have the names of the two or three biggest names across the top, but the image shows them in the opposite order. It makes me feel lysdexic.)

Back to Maguire, I definitely consider this a freebie. I saw it in theatrical release, and it was a perfectly fine movie for what it was, but I have no compelling desire to see it again. A League of Their Own is the other freebie. That one I haven't seen, as I'm not generally a sports movie fan (though there are some that I definitely like), but my wife loves it, and figures that she might get me to watch it now. So, there's that. The other four in the set are films that I love, and will enjoy (even if Smith doesn't really need to be in 4K).
 
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(On a similar note, it annoys the crap out of me when a cover will have the names of the two or three biggest names across the top, but the image shows them in the opposite order. It makes me feel lysdexic.)
Here's an even more egregious example of what you're talking about! I ran across it the other day and it made me freak out :D



Sorry for being off-topic.
 
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I really think you'll like League -- your wife has very good taste. I think it's quite a bit better movie than JM and not at all out of place in this set. Interestingly there in an irritating kid in both of them though I think the resolution of League was much better.

The characters in League are so much better written and Davis and Hanks are literally perfect for the movie. For me, it's interesting that I think a lot of the actual baseball scenes are much better done and more realistic in this than just about any movie other than possibly Bull Durham.

Jerry McGuire is an OK movie, but nothing about it really stands out to me. Reese Witherspoon is really the only character I thought worked perfectly. I;ve seen League 20 times over the years and it never grows old -- I can't even think of parts of the movie I'd skip. Penny Marshall did a magnificent job with this
 
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It’s been years, but I’m actually looking forward to seeing anew this 4K/UHD rendition of a film that was shot by Janusz Kaminski.

Also, I have finally detected a possible theme of uniformity within this first volume. Two are historical wide-screen epics. Two are ultra Black & White classics. And two are contemporary films concerning sports. Indeed, I no longer see any randomness of selection within this charter set.
 
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It’s been years, but I’m actually looking forward to seeing anew this 4K/UHD rendition of a film that was shot by Janusz Kaminski.

Also, I have finally detected a possible theme of uniformity within this first volume. Two of the films are historical wide-screen epics. Two more are ultra Black & White classics. And the final two are contemporary films concerning sports. Indeed, I no longer see any randomness of selection within this charter set.
Yes indeed both contemporary films are sports themed but that was the choice of the people who took part in the poll, it could also have been Captain Phillips and Sense and Sensibility :)

Agreed on the other two pairs, there is a theme there and for those who think the selection should be more unified you got to ask how many more historical movies or epics Sony could have put in that box? And what about that next box that they would probably like to put out if this one is a success? You got to hold something back for the next round.
 

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Yes indeed both contemporary films are sports themed but that was the choice of the people who took part in the poll, it could also have been Captain Phillips and Sense and Sensibility :)

Agreed on the other two pairs, there is a theme there and for those who think the selection should be more unified you got to ask how many more historical movies or epics Sony could have put in that box? And what about that next box that they would probably like to put out if this one is a success? You got to hold something back for the next round.
Possibly the people’s choice will not confined to just this set or, for that matter, its themes. The next choice could easily be a pair of nautical dramas such as Captain Phillips and Das Boot; with Columbia selecting a pair of classic westerns and a pair of musicals.
 
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Agreed on the other two pairs, there is a theme there and for those who think the selection should be more unified you got to ask how many more historical movies or epics Sony could have put in that box?
You already know the answer to that question: Lord Jim and Barabbas.
 
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You already know the answer to that question: Lord Jim and Barabbas.
Well there's lots of work to be done in between mentioning these two in a thread and them being put put on UHD Blu-ray. I remain hopeful especially for Barabbas, haven't seen that one since I was a kid.
 

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I do have one suggestion for those who package these discs, and it's cropped up before. It would be greatly appreciated if the higher resolution disc might be packaged on the right hub, and the other on the left. In many cases, this is the case. But in others..
My uncle used to work at the now shuttered Technicolor replication plant in Camarillo, California, and once told me that all multi-disc sets had to be assembled by hand, even 2-disc sets. Not entirely sure if that is still the case, as this was during the height of DVD and just before the HD format wars, but that would explain the inconsistency in the placement of discs and the occasional goofs where one disc is missing while another is duplicated (that happened to me with one of the Harry Potter films on UHD where I got the movie on UHD and two copies on Blu-ray instead of the bonus materials disc).
 

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It happen with me just yesterday when I typed Louis Fletcher instead of Lucille Fletcher in one of my posts. It happens to us all and people are just waiting to hop on your mistake.:laugh:
 
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