Upgrade from Blu-ray - Absolutely! 4 Stars

For those who may have felt cheated by a lack of in-your-face grain, in Paramount’s recent release of Grease, there will be no such concern for Steven Speilberg’s 1998 Saving Private Ryan, as it perfectly replicates the look of a first generation print, directly derived from the cut camera original.

Paramount scores a perfect 10 with SPR, which is yet another addition to the short list of true 4k product, hitting that can be considered reference quality.

This one is simple.

Everyone needs a copy.

And for those who have never seen it, here is the perfect means of doing so outside of a large-screen event.

Image – 5

Audio – 5 (Dolby Atmos)

Pass / Fail – Pass

Upgrade from Blu-ray – Absolutely!

Very Highly Recommended

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Hope my local Best Buy has prepped and stocked before opening their doors this morning, cause I'm a heading there here and now.
[Poster reaches with right hand to left pocket, then left to right, then bee-lines to his hung up winter jacket]
"Damn, where are my car keys?"
 
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Now with "Saving Private Ryan" joining the UHD/4Ks of "Close Encounters" and "E.T." we can easily discern that Steven Spielberg is very much a supporter of the format. So, which one's next? "Jaws", "Raiders of the Lost Ark", "Schindler's List" or "Lincoln"?
Whichever or whenever, we're all here at HTF with open arms.:welcome:

[Now seated, the poster then spies his keys on the kitchen table next to a pile of coins from yesterday's shopping. Action prevails. Dog is heard crying as the door to the poster's dwelling is hurridly being locked from the other side.]:)
 
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Hope my local Best Buy has prepped and stocked before opening their doors this morning, cause I'm a heading there here and now.
[Poster reaches with right hand to left pocket, then left to right, then bee-lines to his hung up winter jacket]
"Damn, where are my car keys?"
You may be disappointed -- I do not think this is out until next Tuesday.
 

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Now with "Saving Private Ryan" joining the UHD/4Ks of "Close Encounters" and "E.T." we can easily discern that Steven Spielberg is very much a supporter of the format. So, which one's next? "Jaws", "Raiders of the Lost Ark", "Schindler's List" or "Lincoln"?
Jurassic Park!
 

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Now with "Saving Private Ryan" joining the UHD/4Ks of "Close Encounters" and "E.T." we can easily discern that Steven Spielberg is very much a supporter of the format. So, which one's next? "Jaws", "Raiders of the Lost Ark", "Schindler's List" or "Lincoln"?
Whichever or whenever, we're all here at HTF with open arms.:welcome:

[Now seated, the poster then spies his keys on the kitchen table next to a pile of coins from yesterday's shopping. Action prevails. Dog is heard crying as the door to the poster's dwelling is hurridly being locked from the other side.]:)
The Color Purple!!!
 
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Now with "Saving Private Ryan" joining the UHD/4Ks of "Close Encounters" and "E.T." we can easily discern that Steven Spielberg is very much a supporter of the format. So, which one's next? "Jaws", "Raiders of the Lost Ark", "Schindler's List" or "Lincoln"?
Whichever or whenever, we're all here at HTF with open arms.:welcome:
The Color Purple!!!
Jurassic Park!
Take a number, guys; my list comes first, because I posted it first. :D
 

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Already on its way... unfortunately bundled with the sequels for now. Hopefully it will be released separately soon.
Yup, that's right. Jurassic Park is caught in a bundle. I knew I was somewhere missing a title from my earlier post. And now I'm realizing. I couldn't recall it because I dismissed it. I put it out of my head altogether, because I only wanted the first installment, to begin with. Otherwise, I would have already bought it. The same would apply to any future release of a 4K on Indiana Jones. Boxes are great for many; but please don't force me to wait a goodly amount of months for wanting just a single.
 

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I would expect the Indiana Jones movies to arrive on UHD BD closer to the fifth movie debut in 2020.
 
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Yup, that's right. Jurassic Park is caught in a bundle. I knew I was somewhere missing a title from my earlier post. And now I'm realizing. I couldn't recall it because I dismissed it. I put it out of my head altogether, because I only wanted the first installment, to begin with. Otherwise, I would have already bought it. The same would apply to any future release of a 4K on Indiana Jones. Boxes are great for many; but please don't force me to wait a goodly amount of months for wanting just a single.
JP is probably out earlier ... for what reason ...

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I can't imagine ;) ...
 
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Yup, that's right. Jurassic Park is caught in a bundle. I knew I was somewhere missing a title from my earlier post. And now I'm realizing. I couldn't recall it because I dismissed it. I put it out of my head altogether, because I only wanted the first installment, to begin with. Otherwise, I would have already bought it. The same would apply to any future release of a 4K on Indiana Jones. Boxes are great for many; but please don't force me to wait a goodly amount of months for wanting just a single.
I am waiting for an individual release of the first Jurassic Park, too. I have no desire to own or see the sequels again.
 
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Didn't the latest Blu-ray suffer from the Patton effect? I'm hoping the 4K of Jurassic Park isn't like T2.
 

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You may be disappointed -- I do not think this is out until next Tuesday.
You were right, Mr. Merryfield. But with such good news and reviews this one week wait isn't at all as torturous as are the usually announced titles that asks of us to wait upwards of some three months, before their actual release. Until then, I say "Thank You" for this one, Mr. Spiellberg.:thumbs-up-smiley:
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Hi there :). Like to say hello, because this will be my first post.
Have been watching this forum for quite a while and especially Mr. Harris's threads, which are great. Have learned a lot from you guys, so thanks for that.

My question about this release, which sounds like an absolute must-have, is: Was the movie watched with HDR/Dolby Vision and does it still look like a first generation print if it's not used?

Maybe a silly question and if so, sorry.

Thanks for any information in advance.

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Hi there :). Like to say hello, because this will be my first post.
Have been watching this forum for quite a while and especially Mr. Harris's threads, which are great. Have learned a lot from you guys, so thanks for that.

My question about this release, which sounds like an absolute must-have, is: Was the movie watched with HDR/Dolby Vision and does it still look like a first generation print if it's not used?

Maybe a retarded question and if so, sorry.

Thanks for any information in advance.

Iain
Iain,

Welcome to HTF.

HDR/DV do not affect the generational appearance. They affect black levels, shadow detail, highlights, et al.

I viewed with HDR10, which was used discriminately.

Quality presentation, all around.
 

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Didn't the latest Blu-ray suffer from the Patton effect? I'm hoping the 4K of Jurassic Park isn't like T2.
The 4K version on iTunes looks very much like the original blu-ray release. Overly digitally processed (maybe edge enhancement) with heavy grain. The 3D version was degrained supposedly to help with the conversion.
 

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Iain,

Welcome to HTF.

HDR/DV do not affect the generational appearance. They affect black levels, shadow detail, highlights, et al.

I viewed with HDR10, which was used discriminately.

Quality presentation, all around.
Thank you very much for the information and the warm welcome :). Now I just need to save up for the needed gear to start watching 4K UHDs.