Color has been a problem in the past, with a recent release having some shading problems, along with less than spectacular color densities, which were okay.
The new 4k no longer has shading problems. The tendency toward blue is also gone.
But in their place, someone has performed color who apparently has an eye for blacks without shadow detail. The blacks just need some air, and a bit more delicate touch.
And I’m not making the age-old reference here to HDR. The Blu-ray seems to track the 4k nicely. Grain is appropriate for 2-perf.
If you don’t mind losing shadow detail, I believe this is the best the film has looked on home video.
Quality extras appear to have been carried over, but it also appears that both the 4k as well as the Blu are the 162 minute cut. Which means that fans will want to pull the old Blu-ray of the extended and drop it into the new packaging.
Audio seems fine, but I’m not an expert on the matter.
Image – 4
Audio – 5
Pass / Fail – Pass
Upgrade from Blu-ray – Yes, for color
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