It all works, and will be more important to some readers than what’s encoded on the disc.
In the case of the steel book, there is no slipcase.
The Untouchables, directed by Brian DePalma, is of 1987 vintage, which means that in terms of films stocks, it can be considered reasonably modern.
Taking into account what I’ve been seeing recently from Paramount, although I have my doubts as to how old the Valance master may be, I began viewing this film with considerable trepidation.
First thing that I noticed was a Newton ring in the upper left quadrant of the screen, which begin during the logo, and carries over into the main title sequence.
Second was background grain freezing as the costume credit hits the screen.
Checking back to earlier versions, I’m seeing these built into the original material, therefore no problems.
I also found zero problems spot-checking the entire film.
Grain structure appeared normal for the period – but who knows…
Color, density, stability, black and white levels all seem appropriate, and HDR worked nicely with my projector.
“Hallelujah,” he thought….
I’ve always been a fan of this film, and while some have noted that they don’t feel that it’s stood the test of time, I would argue that it has – and nicely.
The lead actors all work together beautifully.
The cinematography courtesy of Stephen Burum looks terrific.
I’m thrilled to be able to go back to recommending Paramount product.
A wonderful 4k UHD release of a wonderful film, with a tip of the directorial hat to Sergei Eisenstein.
Image – 5 (Dolby Vision)
Audio – 5 (Dolby Atmos)
Pass / Fail – Pass
Plays nicely with projectors – Yes
Upgrade from Blu-ray – Without question
Makes use of and works well in 4k – 4.25
Beautiful, appropriate organic grain – Yes
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