I have a huge problem believing this, but Rob Reiner’s wonderful film about growing into one’s teens, Stand By Me…
IS 33 YEARS OLD!
Does it stand the test of time?
Is the new 4k release from Columbia a worthy move to the modern home video era?
You better believe it!
Score another home run for the Crisp team.
Nothing really needs to be said about this film, unless one has never experienced it, and if that’s the case, I’m jealous.
Just grab a copy.
The new 4k looks every bit as if one is screening an 35mm EK print.
The audio is what the audio always was, which is quite centric. I did have an anomaly pop up, which is that although I made certain that I was playing the new Dolby Atmos track, it wasn’t coming through as such on my system.
It either was’t there, or wasn’t recognized, but I’m not concerned as there can’t be a great deal of Atmos info added to this film anyway. Mostly crickets in the left and right front channels.
Whether a tech problem on my end, or a mastering situation, I don’t have the time to look into it.
My advice. Just grab a copy, as it looks like fillum.
Image – 5
Audio – 5 (Dolby Atmos??)
Pass / Fail – Pass