Back in 1981, Sam Raimi created a now iconic series, with his original Evil Dead. Shot on a tiny budget, on 16mm, it spawned a brace of kinsmen.
It’s been seen on every possible home video platform, going back to the wax Edison cylinders, and has now, apparently as a part of Lionsgate’s continually “get everything out on 4k” concept, has arrived in that format.
My question is “why?”
Presented open-matte, 1.33, it’s doubtful that there’s more than 2k information in the original negative. So what does a 4k presentation actually accomplish, except a new skew?
The film opens with a logo that initially had me concerned, and then went on to look like, precisely what it is.
Nice presentation, but the “why” remains.
Image – 5 (HDR10 / Dolby Vision)
Audio – 5 (5.1 Dolby TrueHD)
Pass / Fail – Pass
Upgrade from Blu-ray – No
So what does a 4k presentation actually accomplish, except a new skew?